Staff Reporter –
Senco Gold & Diamonds, the largest organised jewellery retail player in Eastern India today announced an exclusive 3-day exhibition to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Christened as ‘HeeRay Manik’ (which literally means Diamond Gemstone), Senco Gold & Diamonds is showcasing28 exclusive pieces of handcrafted jewellery inspired by Ray’s 28 iconic films from April 29, 2022 – May 1, 2022 at Gallery Gold Art Centre, Kolkata. Satyajit Ray, lovingly known as Manik, was born on May 2, 1921 and is considered as one of the greatest directors of world cinema.
The exhibition has on display exclusive Gossip collection (the silver and costume jewellery brand from Senco Gold & Diamonds) inspired by Ray’s 28 iconic films like Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Jalsaghar, Apur Sansar, Parash Pathar, Teen Kanya, Devi, Mahanagar, Charulata, Kapurush-O-Mahapurush, Nayak, Chiriyakhana, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, Aranyer Din Ratri, Pratidwandi, Seemabaddha, Sonar Kella, Jana Aranya, Shatranj Ke Khilari, Joi Baba Felunath, Abhijan, Ghare Baire, Shakha Proshakha, Agantuk, Hirak Rajar Deshe.
Actor Kushal Chakraborty who played the famous character ‘Mukul’ in Sonar Kella and actor Siddhartha Chatterjee who played the character of ‘Topshe’ – the quintessential accomplice of Feluda in Sonar Kella graced the inaugural ceremony of the HeeRay Manik exhibition.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Suvankar Sen, MD & CEO, Senco Gold & Diamonds said, “Satyajit Ray, the versatile Academy Award winning filmmaker is a cultural icon in India and internationally. On the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary, it is our humble initiative to pay homage to the legend, Satyajit Ray through this unique ‘HeeRay Manik’ exhibition where we have showcased intricately designed jewellery inspired from his 28 greatest films. I also thank “Mukul” and “Topshe” for gracing the occasion and making it a grand success.”
Taking inspiration from 28 movies of the iconic film maker, Senco Gold & Diamonds under the guidance of Joita Sen, Director – Marketing & Designs has come up with exquisite jewellery designs – be it the pendant designed in the shape of Kashphool inspired by the famous train sequence of the film Pather Panchali; earrings inspired by the vintage chandelier in the Zamindar’s mansion in the film Jalsaghar; a pendant inspired from the spirit of femininity – the core theme of the film Teen Kanya, or the pendant depicting the iconic Howrah Bridge inspired from the film Mahanagar, earrings inspired by Charulata in which the unique elegance and beauty of the immortal heroine has been captured, earrings designed to show the divide between
home and the world outside and inspired by the colorful door-tops of the era in which Ghare Baire is set, bangles portraying the expedition of the protagonist taxi driver from the movie Abhijan and earrings inspired by the final film of Ray’s illustrious career Agantuk to name a few. Veteran artist Hiran Mitra designed the collection’s ambient art.
Kushal Chakraborty said, “It is an honour and privilege to be a part of this unique jewellery exhibition paying tribute to the iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray. I thank Senco Gold & Diamonds for taking this initiative to remember the one and only Manik Da”. Siddhartha Chatterjee said, “I thank Senco Gold and Diamonds for inviting me to be a part of this program and to pay tribute to the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The jewellery collection on display perfectly depicts the iconic films of Manik Da.”