Mrinal’s journey as a film-maker was not an easy one but he persevered his way despite the initial hiccups. After a string of films, Mrinal finally made it to the big league with Bhuvan Shome (1969). Once established, he shifted his focus from politics to societal hypocrisies making films one after another. Tethered around the storyline, Mrinal believed in throwing up surprises often engaging directly with the audience. The candidness is omnipresent; from the screenplay to the camera work, and the background music. Mrinal straddled across Bengali and Hindi cinema with effortless ease and could create his own fan following in India and World over despite the towering presence of Satyajit Ray.