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The ‘Chitchor’ Of Indian Cinema

Abhinav Singh

Basu Chatterjee born on 10th January 1930 in Ajmer, British India. Also Known as Basu da.Basu Chatterjee made his first appearance in the world of cinema as Shailendra’s National Award-winning film ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) as assistant director. The specialty of Basu Chatterjee’s films was that they did not see pressure on the audience. Satire recognized Basu’s films, but he never let his satire dominate his story.

His films were Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1975), Chitchor (1976), Khatta Meetha (1977), Shaukeen (1982), and Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), which was his last commercially successful movie.

Chatterjee directed the Bengali film, Hothath Brishti (1998) which was a joint production of Bangladesh and India.
In 1992, He won National Film Award for Best Film on Family welfare- Durga.2007- IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award.

He has also Directed Television Series Byomkesh Bakshi and the Popular Rajani (TV Series) for Doordarshan both of which were Successful TV serials.He died on 4th June 2020, at the Age Of 90.Basu Chatterjee, a filmmaker who introduced the Hindi medium to cinema with its entire culture and life origins.