SATYAJIT RAY (1921-1991), polymath, polyglot, novelist, short-story writer, illustrator, designer, music composer, was one of the most eminent film directors of world cinema.
Pather Panchalii, Aparajito and Apur Sansar, three cult films by Satyajit, constitute the Apu trilogy. The making of each movie is a story in itself.
In My Years with Apu Ray brings to light the story behind the making of the three films in the Apu trilogy. Completed shortly before his death, this memoir covers the key aspects of his career: his decision to give up a lucrative job in advertising in order to make his first film, early setbacks, a chronic shortage of funds, the guidance and support of directors such as Jean Renoir, his solutions to problems, and the acclaim for his films at home and abroad.