Profile and biography of Bimal Roy, Eminent film maker


The director of Hindi cinema and pride of Bengal and the well-acclaimed film maker of all time Indian film industry. See complete information, profile, biography and some interesting facts about the extra ordinary film director of West Bengal Bimal Roy.

Bimal Roy, Film Maker

NAME: Bimal Kumar Roy
BORN: 12th July. 1909

The well-acclaimed film maker of all time Indian film industry. He was popular for realistic films like Biraj Bahu, Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Madhumati, Sujata. All these films made him a noted film maker in Hindi film industry. In his life he had won several awards i.e. Film Fare Awards, National Film Award, and International Film Awards of Cannes Film Festival.
Early Life: He was from East Bengal, a part of Bengal province of British India and now the capital of Bangladesh. After independence he moved to India.
Career: He entered the film industry as assistant cameraman in New Theatres Pvt. Ltd. During that time he worked with P. C. Barua in one of the hit movie Devdas in 1935, starring K. L. Saigal. He was a part of parallel cinema movement of India in 1940's and 1950's. He worked with Ritwik Ghatak in Film Madhumati in which Ritwik Ghatak wrote the screen play.

Awards:
Best Director Awards in Film Fare,
1. Do Bigha Zamin
2. Parineeta
3. Biraj Bahu
4. Madhumati
5. Sujata
6. Parakh
7. Bandini

Best Movie awards,
1. Do Bigha Zamin
2. Madhumati
3. Sujata
4. Bandini

National Award: Do Bigha Zamin

Cannes Film Festival: Do Bigha Zamin

Quote: As per Shyam Benegal, "An excellent grasp of film grammar, an unerring skill in the use of close-ups and montage, a marvellous narrational ability and strong social conscience."

Passed Away: 6th January, 1966


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