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Basu Chatterjee

Basu Chatterjee (Bengali: বাসু চ্যাটার্জ্জী) (born 10 January 1930) is an Indian film director. His films are very similar to those of Hrishikesh ... More »Basu Chatterjee (Bengali: বাসু চ্যাটার্জ্জী) (born 10 January 1930) is an Indian film director. His films are very similar to those of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Like Mukherjee, he built his plots on middle-class lives. He was born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Some of his best films are Rajnigandha (1974), Dillagi, Chitchor, Choti Si Baat, Khatta Meetha, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla. He has directed many Bengali films. He has also directed the Detective Series for Doordarshan Byomkesh Bakshi. Chatterjee is the member of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film & Television. He had his retrospective as part of Kala Ghoda Art Festival Mumbai in February 2011. His daughter Rupali Guha is also a film director, with her first Hindi film "Aamras", released in September 2009, a coming of age youth film, involving four schoolgirls. She also produces TV serials under the Filmfarm banner. Her current serials include Uttaran (COLORS TV) & Dil Se Diya Vachan on ZEE TV. [ Wikipedia ]

The remake of 'Baton Baton Mein' is on the cards

IANS | Posted on Aug 01, 2013 at 11:41am IST Mumbai: Acclaimed filmmaker Basu Chatterjee's 1979 film 'Baton Baton Mein' is set to be remade. Aditya Bhatia, who produced the recently released erotic film 'Nasha', is keen to drive the project ahead. "It's true that I am remaking Mr. ...

'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' and 19 other film titles inspired by popular Hindi film songs

Ta Ra Rum Pum: Sung by Amit Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar the song is from the film Baton Baton Main, directed by Basu Chatterjee and starred Amol Palekar and Tina Munim. 5. Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: The song is from th film 'Dil Hi To Hai' directed by CL Rawal and PL Santoshi, starring Raj ...

The Hindu : Arts / Cinema : Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

Away from the collective hysteria which greeted films like “Sholay”, “Deewar”, “Muqaddar ka Sikander”, the likes of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee carved out their own niche, putting together neat and clean entertainers targeted at the urban middle class viewers; the kind who ...

The Hindu : Arts / Cinema : Rajnigandha (1974)

There was Basu Chatterjee too. They all came up with films for the urban middle class viewers, films that had no drama, identifiable actors and a storyline that clicked with the viewers simply because of the treatment meted out by the director. In a long line of films like “Mili”...

Chitchor (1976)

There is a streak of innocence about the romance that signifies the essence of this movie, a typical Basu Chatterjee presentation, so infectious, so appealing. Simple, realistic and aesthetic to the core, you will want to revisit and experience the joy of quality and meaningful cinema. ...

A date with Amol

This year I have completed 45 year in show business and I am happy to be able to do something non mainstream consistently for such a long time.” While his films with Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee were commercially viable right from “Rajnigandha”, Palekar sees it differently. ...

Paan Singh Tomar bags National Award for best film

Union Minister Manish Tiwari receiving reports from Basu Chatterjee (right), Chairman for the Jury on Feature films, Aruna Raje Patil (left), Chairperson for the Jury on Non-feature film category and Swapan Mullick (second left), Chairman for the Jury on Best Writing on Cinema, after ...

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Abhay’s violent love story in Birmingham

" Meanwhile, Abhay refutes rumours that he's going to be starring in a remake of Basu Chatterjee's 1979 comedy, 'Baaton Baaton Mein'. "Shivum (director Shivum Nair ) approached me many times but I'm not doing the film though someone has gone to the press with my name. Right now I am ...

Noted Hindi author Rajendra Yadav passes away

It was adapted into a movie of the same title, Sara Akash, by Basu Chatterjee. He also translated into Hindi many works of Russian language writers like Turgenev, Chekhov, and Lermontov (A Hero of Our Times), as also Albert Camus (The Outsider). Besides being a writer, Yadav was also a ...

Jagran Film Festival 2013: Akshay Kumar Inaugurates Event with Nimrat Kaur [PHOTOS]

India n film personalities Basu Chatterjee, Aditi Ninad Deshpande, India Raamachandraah, Suresh Pai and Feroz Abbas Khan are the jury members for the Indian showcase...

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Navroz Mubarak: Celebrate the new year with 10 authentic Parsi films|Movies News Photos-IBNLive

Basu Chatterjee's 'Khatta Meetha' (1978) revolved around a Parsi widower who seeks emotional support. The film is still remembered for its melodious music. Deepa Mehta's '1947: Earth' (1998) had a Parsi family at the helm of affairs. Lenny (Maia Sethna, Shabana Azmi), a Polio-afflicted ...

Subhash Ghai's new discovery has already done her first film with me: Prosenjeet

It's a very sweet subject and Rupali Guha, who is veteran director Basu Chatterjee's daughter, has done a wonderful job," said Prosenjeet. 'Porichoi' was shot in Newcastle, Britain, over a period of a month in December 2012. "I had no qualms playing Indrani's father. If you look at our ...

My unreleased film 'Shoebite' is like my stillborn child: Shoojit Sircar

Right from Basu Bhattacharya, Satyajit Ray, Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee - the list of Bengalis (in Bollywood) is quite long. This year has been a good year for cinema for a lot of people, some different genre and a new kind of cinema is evolving. The Bongs have been quite ...

Why Bollywood stars shy away from sex comedies

"I remember Basu Chatterjee's 'Shaukeen' to be a good effort, but the same director couldn't recreate the magic with 'Gudgudee'," Ausaja told IANS. "I feel 'Vicky Donor' was a good effort, though conventionally it wasn't a sex comedy. So I feel there is tremendous scope for sex comedies...

'Woh phir nahi aate': Unpublished trivia about the rise and fall of Rajesh Khanna

His association with Basu Chatterjee in Chakravyu, the desi version of 39 Steps, bombed. It was unfortunate, as this was one film where Khanna had shed his mannerisms. Films like Prem Bandhan, Bandish, Ananchal again found him trying to play the young hero desperately, and one did not ...

Happy birthday Mithunda: We need you more than ever

Today, Mithun is a cultural icon but it has taken 35 years of back breaking work to earn the respect Mumbai usually reserves for Bengal's most loved artistes such as Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Tapan Sinha, Satyajit Ray, Biswajit Chatterjee, Kishore Kumar, Basu Chatterjee and Bimal Roy among ...

Raja Jani (1972)

The emergence of new cinema movement, and its own star-system; purposeful comedies; middle of the road cinema of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee variety; ‘Curry-Western’ and a throw-back to semi-period feudal romance in a somewhat modern setting, featuring almost all the big ...

Hungama at the crossroad

I dread the fact that if ‘Chashme Buddoor’ succeeds there’ll be directors eying the gems made by Hrishikesh Mukerjee and Basu Chatterjee. The timing of a film’s release has always been crucial. Previously, March and April were anathema because of impending exams. Now producers have to ...

Avishkaar (1974)

If you look closely it was also a time when Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Abhimaan”, Basu Chatterjee’s “Rajnigandha” and Anil Ganguly’s “Kora Kagaz”, which also traced man-woman relationships in the urban milieu, were being noticed. It won Rajesh Khanna a well-deserved Filmfare Award for Best ...

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