Meanwhile in 1954, Monroe Wheeler from the New York Museum of Modern Art arrived in Calcutta.
The film appeared to be shaping up well.Subrata Mitra, Ray's cinematographer, devised music for the sweetmeat seller as he goes peddling his sweets.Belying Rays expectations, the preview film did not do any miracles as far as securing finances was concerned.Wayne State University Press.The team comprising of editor Dular Dutta, Ray and creative karaoke player 2.11.08 the editing assistants camped at the laboratory- not bathing, shaving or sleeping, while they worked continuously for seven days.The unit started shooting, the money was running precariously low.Even as he got busy in his work at Keymer and was highly regarded for his skills, the love for films continued as a hobby and passion.Ray now went about tieing up the logistics.The Story of Film: A Worldwide History of Film from the Host of the BBC's Scene by Scene.
Government financial systems are not designed for making films.
He found a producer, Ana Dutta, who provided some funds with a promise of more after seeing the results and releasing his latest film.
Editors Note : The story of the making of Pather Panchali, one of world cinemas masterpieces is itself a story which can well become a film script.The money would come in installments.Dr BC Roy would later become one of the most ardent admirers of Rays works.Ray berkata, "Pada saat ini, biaya film tersebut sejumlah lebih dari 150,000, sementara rata-rata biaya film pada masa sekarang berjumlah dua kali lipatnya." ( Isaksson 2007, hal. .Confident Ray now went about in search of funding for the film.Ray was back to work at Kaymer.