Mumbai, Jun 10 (PTI) Actors and administrators throughout the Hindi and Bengali movie business, together with Prosenjit Chatterjee, Srijit Mukherji and Deepti Naval, remembered celebrated filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta as a “delicate poet” and “God of cinema”.
The 77-year-old Nationwide Award-winning director, who had been battling kidney illnesses for fairly a while, died at his residence in Kolkata early on Thursday following a cardiac arrest, his relations stated.
Dasgupta started his profession as an economics lecturer in a school earlier than taking a plunge into filmmaking within the ”70s, after having enrolled his title as a member of Calcutta Movie Society.
A few of his notable movies embrace “Neem Annapurna”, “Grihajuddha”, “Bagh Bahadur”, “Tahader Katha”, “Charachar”, “Lal Darja”, “Uttara”, “Swapner Din”, “Kaalpurush” and “Janala”.
Chatterjee, who labored with Dasgupta within the 2004 drama “Swapner Din” and “Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala” in 2007, took to Twitter and posted a heartfelt notice.
The actor remembered him as a “shining title”, not simply within the Indian cinema but additionally within the “worldwide movie world”.
“Thankfully, I had the chance to do two movies with him and I went with him to varied movie festivals to learn the way a lot his different style of cinema is appreciated internationally… Buddha Da can also be incomparable as a human being. Be properly, stick with us by way of your work,” Chatterjee wrote in Bengali.
Dasgupta had additionally directed Hindi movies — “Andhi Gali” and “Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa”.
Naval posted an image with the filmmaker from 1984”s “Andhi Gali”.
Calling Dasgupta one of many most interesting administrators of Bengali cinema, Naval wrote, “I had the nice fortune of working with him in a Hindi movie known as ”Andhi Gali” and since have had an enormous regard for Buddha Da not solely as a fantastic director but additionally as a particularly delicate poet and an exquisite, mild human being.”
“Urojahaj”, which launched in 2019, was the final movie Dasgupta directed. The Chand Roy Sanyal-headlined drama had its world premiere at MAMI.
Roy Sanyal posted on sequence of images with the filmmaker on Instagram and wrote he was so gutted with the information of Dasgupta”s passing away that he was unable to speak to anybody.
The actor, who additionally labored with him in “Tope” (2017), stated his rising up years in Delhi have been dotted with Dasgupta”s movies.
Roy Sanyal remembered the director as a taskmaster and “a person of perfection”.
“For an everyday Bengali, Buddhadeb was the God of cinema and he leaves behind an important legacy of movies. He was in a league of his personal. Not in my wildest goals may I’ve imagined that sooner or later in my profession, I’d truly get to work with him…”
“It”s been an honour to have labored with you in ”Urojahaj,” actor Parno Mitra wrote on Twitter.
Mukherji stated Dasgupta”s movies, which boast of impeccable storytelling, have formed up his cinema reminiscence.
Mukherji particularly remembered Dasgupta”s two movies — 1982 drama “Grihajuddha”, which had the Naxalite motion in Bengal of the Seventies because the backdrop, and 1989 drama “Bagh Bahadur”, a few man who paints himself as a tiger and dances in a village.
“Even his final movie ”Urojahaj” bore the stamp of his class and poetry in each body. Goodbye, Reminiscence-maker.”
Actor Paoli Dam, who labored with him in two episodes of a Doordarshan present in 2008 and “Tope”, stated Dasgupta”s movies have been a lesson on “filmmaking, philosophy, life and perspective.”
“I grew up on Buddhadeb Dasgupta movies. And one can think about how elated I’ll all the time really feel to have labored with him. It is rather uncommon for any actor to be blessed with an opportunity to work with a director of that calibre of their lifetime. I obtained that…”
Actor Sudiptaa Chakraborty stated she was lucky to have collaborated with the filmmaker on two of his tasks — “Mondo Meyer Upakhyan” (2002) and “Kaalpurush” in 2005, which additionally featured Mithun Chakraborty and Rahul Bose.
“Poet and Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta is not any extra. Within the publish Ray-Ghatak period, he was some of the celebrated and valued Indian (and Bengali) filmmaker within the worldwide diaspora,” she stated.
Bose took to Instagram and described “Kaalpurush” as one essentially the most satisfying movies of his profession.
The actor stated Dasgupta was a “half poet, half filmmaker”, which was mirrored in his cinema, from his storytelling and framing to the sound.
“It took time for me to grasp Buddhada”s fashion of path. However as soon as we understood one another the connection flowed with ease.”
The actor remembered the filmmaker as a delicate, emotionally acute “with an impish sense of humour” and stated he would miss the time spent with him throughout shootings and travelling to varied movie festivals.
Filmmaker and West Bengal MLA Raj Chakrabarty tweeted his condolences to Dasgupta and wrote, “Recipient of quite a few nationwide and worldwide honours, legendary filmmaker and famend poet, #BuddhadebDasgupta has handed away. Honest condolences to his household and associates.”
“Mirzapur” star Pankaj Tripathi, who labored with Dasgupta on “Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa”, stated he shared a “very great and loving relation” with the filmmaker.
“He was a grasp of cinema. I bear in mind we might chat quite a bit about cinema, life. Later I met him at a movie pageant and I’ve all the time liked being round him. It’s a unhappy day at this time for all of us however his cinema will keep alive amongst us,” he stated.
Dasgupta is survived by his spouse and two daughters from his earlier marriage. PTI JUR RB BK RDS
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