News of Basu Chatterjee’s death: Basu Chatterjee, who lured India with ‘Rajinigandha’ and ‘Chhoti the Baat’, died in Mumbai | Instant News


The man who made a charming and mysterious middle-class love story in the 70s and 80s in India no longer exists. Basu Chatterjee, that director behind cult films like ‘Rajnigandha‘and’Chitchor‘, died on Thursday from an age-related illness. He is 93 years old.

Veteran filmmaker and scenario writerThe last rite will take place this afternoon at the Santacruz crematorium.

Chatterjee’s long career includes critically acclaimed films such as ‘Chhoti Si Baat’, ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’ and ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’.

The Indian Film & TV Director Association confirmed the news in its official Twitter hand, saying, “IFTDA mourned the death of Legendary Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee. A Master of Humor who explores social and moral issues through his films. We pray to the almighty to bless his noble soul & give courage to his family to endure irreplaceable losses. ”

Ashoke Pandit, President, IFTDA, also took to the micro-blogging site to confirm the news, calling it “a huge loss to the industry.”

Along with his names Basu Bhattacharya and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, he was responsible for making an alternative universe of cinema that was very different from Raj Kapoor’s drama and action films distributed by ‘angry young men, young men’ in the 70s. He, along with the others, carved out a central cinema that resonated strongly with the middle class Indians at that time who only had film as a protection from reality.

Director Madhur Bhandarkar mourned the loss of the director, and said that he would be remembered for his ‘light comedy and simple films’.

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