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Guest Lecture on ‘Language of Cinema and Satyajit Ray”

September 30, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Asia/Kolkata Timezone

Guest Lecture on

‘Language of Cinema and Satyajit Ray”

Date: 30-09-2022

Organised by: Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University

Beneficiaries: 57

Experts involved: Mr. Prashant Ranjan, Coordinator of Patliputra Cine Society and Faculty of Mass Communication, Patna University

Brief Report:

A guest lecture on ‘Language of Cinema and Satyajit Ray’ was organised by the Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College on September 30, 2022. The speaker for the day was Prashant Ranjan, who is a Producer, Director, Assistant Secretary of Cine Society and Convener of Patliputra Cine Society, Patna. Critically reviewed more than 40 films and writer of four books till now. Prashant Ranjan had a rigorous session with the Mass Communication students, where he briefed the 100 years’ journey of Indian Cinema. Sharing his experiences with the students, he discussed how people perceive cinema and relate it to their daily life nowadays. He added that cinema is gaining more social acceptance and legitimacy. Talking about the millennial film maker and pride of Indian Cinema, Satyajit Ray, he focused on Ray’s style of filmmaking. The lecture also had instances from German Expressionism and Neo-realism, Ray’s inspiration for films. Satyajit Ray’s ‘Two’ was screened for the students. He said that in India film is a celebration of life more than language, art form or business. He encouraged students to watch cinema.

The lecture was attended by the Head of the Department, Ms. Roma, Faculty members Ajay Kumar Jha, Prashant Ravi, Ankita, Divya Gautam, and Gaurav Aranya.