Satyajit Ray was an internationally celebrated director who drew praise from Jean Renoir, John Huston, and Akira Kurosawa. This film pays loving tribute to the giant of Bengali cinema and is directed by another noted Indian filmmaker, Goutam Ghose. Drawing from Ray's hallowed red notebook, where he recorded notes and sketches on his many projects, Ghose presents Ray as possessing multiple talents as a writer and illustrator of children's books. The film also retraces Ray's cinematic highlights, focusing particularly on his 1955 breakthrough Pather Panchali. This film was screened at the 1999 Venice Film Festival.
~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide