India's Legendary Bengali Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta Passes Away

Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away in South Kolkata on Thursday.  || Photo: Collected

Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away in South Kolkata on Thursday. || Photo: Collected

India's legendary Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta has died in Kolkata of age-related complications. The director was 77. He was suffering from kidney disease and undergoing regular dialysis.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has called his death a ‘great loss’ for the Bengali film industry.

https://twitter.com/MamataOfficial/status/1402848426564280320

Buddhadeb Dasgupta, along with Goutam Ghose and Aparna Sen, was the flag-bearer of the parallel cinema movement in Bengal for much of the 1980s and 1990s. A film with the auteur ensured a coveted National Award win for mainstream actors. His earlier films like Dooratwa (1978), Grihajuddha (1982) and Andhi Gali (1984) focused on the Naxalite movement in Bengal and how it shaped the collective consciousness of Bengalis.


Source: The Indian Express

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