Gallery Kanishka on 2/1, Hindustan Road, Gariahat has put up an exhibition of Asit Poddar's photographs that showcase Satyajit Ray, the maestro, in different moods and settings. A total of 11 B&W images are put up for the show. The exhibition is open till May 30 (timings: 11a.m-8p.m).
I went to see the exhibition today and was somewhat disappointed. I thought that many images would be lined up for the show and it would take atleast an hour to view the same. However, it was all over in 5 minutes. Four frames were of the same category (Satyajit in various moods while filming Piku in 1981). Amongst the other images was the famous and often seen picture of Ray sitting in his study at Bishop Lefroy Road. So, though disappointed, it was worth the effort as I wanted to have a dekko at this exhibition. Lastly, the interesting news about this exhibition: visitors can buy 10 limited editions of each of these photographs and thereby lay claim to their own piece of art and fame.