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Basu Bhattacharya

Film director

August 27, 1997, Mumbai

Basu Bhattacharya

Kolkata, India

Rinki Bhattacharya (m. 1961–1990)

Aditya Bhattacharya, Chimmu Bhattacharya, Anwesha Arya Bhattacharya

Teesri Kasam, Aastha: In the Prison of Spring, Anubhav, Griha Pravesh, Avishkaar

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Basu Bhattacharya on Indian Film Festivals

Basu Bhattacharya (1934–1997) was a Hindi film director, most famous for his 1966 film Teesri Kasam, starring Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman (based on the short story "Maare Gaye Gulfam" by Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1967; he also produced Sparsh (1985) starring Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah, which won the Filmfare Best Movie Award. The most popular and critically acclaimed film which he directed remains Avishkaar, starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, which received five stars in the Bollywood Guide Collections and Rajesh Khanna received Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1975. In 1979, he produced Sparsh, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. In 1981 he was a member of the jury at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.


He started his career in 1958 by assisting Bimal Roy in films like Madhumati and Sujata and later married Bimal Roy's daughter, Rinki Bhattacharya, much to Bimal Roy's disapproval. This created a rift between him and his mentor. The couple had a son, the director Aditya Bhattacharya, and two daughters: Chimmu and Anwesha Arya, a writer. Later after much domestic abuse, his wife Rinki moved out in 1983, and the couple formally divorced in 1990. Rinki went on to edit an anthology on domestic violence in India, titled, Behind Closed Doors – Domestic Violence in India and became a successful writer, columnist and documentary filmmaker.

Basu Bhattacharya on "Aastha: In the Prison of Spring"

As director

  • Uski Kahani (1966)
  • Teesri Kasam (1966) - Won National Film Award for Best Feature Film
  • Anubhav (1971)
  • Avishkaar (1973)
  • Daku (1975)
  • Tumhara Kalloo (1975)
  • Sangat (1976)
  • Known Yet Not Known (1977)
  • Madhu Malti (1978)
  • Griha Pravesh (1979)
  • Madhuman (1981)
  • Horký podzim s vuní manga (1984)
  • Anveshan (1985) (TV)
  • Solar Energy (1986)
  • Science India (1986)
  • Panchavati (1986)
  • Ek Saas Zindagi (1991)
  • Aastha: In the Prison of Spring (1997).
  • References

    Basu Bhattacharya Wikipedia