Basu Bhattacharya

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Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India [now India]
Basu Bhattacharya (1934- 1997), born into a Bengali family of priests, made his mark as one of the pioneers of parallel cinema in Bombay, India. He made his debut with the 1966 film Teesri Kasam, produced by the lyricist Shailendra. His last film was Aastha in 1997.

His works mainly hovered around marital relationships and his marital trilogy 'Anubhav', 'Aviskaar' and 'Grihapravesh' is heralded as one of the best in its genre in the annals of Hindi cinema.

Basu Bhattacharya was married to Bimal Roy's daughter Nilanjana, also known as Rinki, a film journalist, till they divorced. Read more...