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Ray trailer: Four tragic tales of ambition and inexorable destiny

The upcoming anthology series, directed by Srijit Mukerji, Abhishek Chaubey and Vasan Bala, seems to be a compelling take on hubris and the true cost of success.

Sonal Pandya

An entrepreneur, a young actor, a poet and a make-up artist. They all set out to reach the pinnacle of their fields, but in the process, end up chalking out their own doom. Inspired by the short stories of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, the Netflix anthology series Ray is an intriguing take on the master’s tales.

In Forget Me Not, Ali Fazal stars as a rising entrepreneur, Ipsit Nair, whose memory never fails him, until it does. Harshvardhan Kapoor plays a beloved star who seems to chase fame and adulation in Spotlight. In Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Manoj Bajpayee is a charismatic poet, Musafir Ali, who possesses a unique pocket watch that can change time and his destiny.

Finally, in Behrupiya, Kay Kay Menon is a man unsatisfied with his appearance, wanting to change himself. As a make-up artist, he can already transform others and wishes to do the same with himself.

While the trailer is dominated by the four male leads, there are glimpses of Gajraj Rao, Shweta Basu Prasad, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Bidita Bag, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya.

Written by Niren Bhatt and Siraj Ahmed, the anthology has been directed by Srijit Mukerji, Abhishek Chaubey and Vasan Bala. While their directing style is far different from Ray’s, the look and feel of the series suggest it is their take on the filmmaker’s tales.

Ray is due to be premiered on Netflix on 25 June.

Check out the trailer below and let us know if you are keen on watching the film.

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