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Through out his career, Satyajit Ray maintained that the best technique of filmmaking was the one that was not noticeable. For him, technique was merely a means to an end. He disliked the idea of a film that drew attention to its style rather than the contents. He never used cinematic embellishments for their own sake.

In 1966, Ray wrote an article, 'Some aspects of my Craft' that was later published in collection of his essays on cinema - 'Our films, Their Films'. This article forms the basis of the following discussion.
Satyajit Ray, on the sets of Ganashatru, 1989 ©Denis Darzacq
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