Film maker whose efforts was unparallel

Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, known for his perceptive and sagacious handling of plots roared Bengali films back into life. Not only he churned out award winning films he brought back the audiences to watch Bengali cinema in theaters. His sudden passing away is a jolt from which t will be very hard for cinema to recover in Bengal. He was a national figure as his death has been mourned by all in the fraternity throughout the country. His films made a great impact on all who viewed them due to their impeccable quality.

Ghosh a well known director of mainstream Bengali cinema was praised for his pragmatic illustration of relationships especially delicate ones against the backdrop of urban, educated and middle class society.

Beginning from Hirer Angti which he followed up by the widely acclaimed Unishe April starring Aparna Sen, Debashree Roy and Prosenjit Chatterjee loosely based on an Ingmar Bergman film Autumn Sonata. Bariwali starring Kiron Kher is an accomplished work where a landlady lets out her house to a film crew.

Based on Rabindranath Tagore’s epic novel came Chokher Bali featuring Aishwarya Rai, Raima Sen and Prosenjit whose performances were praised and won Bengali cinema a lot of international acclaim.

He followed it up with another master piece like Abohoman (The eternal). Shob Charitro Kalpanik featured Bipashu Basu and won Rituparno Ghosh once again the best Bengali film national award.

Co-directed by Rituparno Ghosh Aarekti Premer Golpo starred him as a gay filmmaker while Chitrangada was praised for his acting skill.

Memories in March, was a film where in Rituparno Ghosh appeared again to play a character under Sanjoy Nag as director. The film revolved around a mother-son relationship where the mother grasps her son’s secret life only after his death. Dosar walks the tight rope between a husband and wife when faced with a predicament. A black and white film by Rituparno Ghosh who had not wished to lose the intricacies exemplified in a myriad of colors portrayed only through the visages of Konkona Sen Sharma and Prosenjit playing the couple.

Rituparno Ghosh’s only Hindi film Raincoat had commercial stars like Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai showcasing the journey of a couple estranged by fate and suddenly meeting again on a rainy night after years.

Antar Mahal was another Rituparno Ghosh venture in Bengali starring Bollywood actors like Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff and Soha Ali Khan along with Raima Sen. It was set in the 19th century and told about a zamindar who is desperate for a heir. Amitabh Bachchan played an aging Shakespearean actor in Rituparno Ghosh’s English film The Last Lear which also had Arjun Rampal, Preity Zinta, Divya Dutta and Prosenjit.

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