Ray is a drama, romance, family, thriller, suspense-based upcoming Indian web series. This series is a celebration of the late Indian Film director and writer Satyajit Ray, which showcases his 4 stories, it will be released as a short story over 4 episodes. It was directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji, and Vasan Bala. It also stars Gajraj Rao, Shweta Basu Prasad, Anindita Bose, Bidita Bag, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Radhika Madan, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Akansha Ranjan Kapoor.
This is an anthological series based on Satyajit Ray’s stories. The four dramatic stories will be based on love, betrayal, and truth tied together by the brilliant writer Ray.
The Trailer has been released on Tuesday 7th June 2021. The trailer begins with a narration that mankind is nothing less than God as it too gives birth and creates another human. Then, next in the trailer Ipsit Nair (Fazal) was introduced, a man who said to have a memory of a computer. Next, we have seen Harshvardhan’s Bollywood superstar who comes across as a God woman and was mesmerized by her popularity. Manoj Bajpayee again makes a comeback after his success of The Family Man 2. Here, he plays Musafir Ali’s role who is a ghazal singer, who is on a journey to earn back his lost game. And finally, we get a glimpse of Kay Kay Menon’s character, who, despite a stable job, wants to create art as a makeup artist.
All four characters’ lives go for a jerk, and its story will depict their journey and also will discover the vulnerabilities and different shades of characters. The four stories titled Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Forget Me Not, Bahrupiya and Spotlight promise an engaging and thrilling ride for the audience. Towards the end, the voice-over warns that whenever a man believes himself to be God, he has a major downfall.
In the end, we again came to hear a voice-over that warns that whenever a man believes himself to be God, he has a major downfall.
Here we present the trailer :
Reactions of the Directors
Director Abhishek Chaubey, who worked with Manoj Bajpayee and Gajraj Rao in Ray, shared his excitement about the collaboration. He said in a statement, “I am drawn to stories that twist with whimsy and humor. Hardly anyone crafts those better than Satyajit Ray, and a chance to tell this story is a great opportunity for me. With Manoj Bajpayee and Gajraj Rao playing off each other on screen, Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, I hope is as much of a joy to watch as it was to make. Super stoked about the show and can’t wait for people to watch it!”
Filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee, who has two shorts to his credit — Forget me Not with Ali Fazal and Bahrupiya with Kay Kay Menon, added, “Satyajit Ray has been a big inspiration in my life. After faithfully bringing two stories of Ray to life in Feluda Perot, it is an honor and very fulfilling to reinterpret two more stories of Ray in a decidedly darker space. I also got the opportunity to work with a brilliant cast, including actors like Kay Kay Menon, Ali Fazal, and Sweta Basu Prasad across two stories. I’m excited to see how viewers will react to these imperfect and somewhat broken characters.”
Vasan Bala, on his part, shared that Spotlight has been inspired by the prolific and illuminating works of Ray. He added that it was an opportunity for him to collaborate with wonderful talent. “It’s a pulpy, quirky, music-filled tale of some very interesting characters. Harshvarrdhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor, and Chandan Roy Sanyal are in crackling form. Can’t wait for the audience to watch and react to it,” he said.
THE CAST OF RAY CONFIRMED
The cast of Ray is confirmed but many of their titles have not yet been confirmed. These cast members are as follows:
- Akshay Kapoor as Sourav.
- Bidita Bag.
- Manoj Bajpayee.
- Ali Fazal.
- Akansha Ranjan Kapoor.
- Harshvardhan Kapoor.
- Radhika Madan.
- Kay Kay Menon.
- Shweta Basu Prasad.
- Rajesh Sharma
Release date and how to watch it?
Netflix’s upcoming anthology, Ray will be released on 25th June 2021. To watch Netflix’s series all we need is a subscription. The plans may vary from Rs. 199 to Rs. 799 per month. It will depend on which plan one will choose.