Rituparno Ghosh - The Director, Actor and Film-Maker

Rituparno Ghosh is quite a name in the History of Bengali Art Films. Rituparno Ghosh's Films are quite different from the commercial Bengali Films in the sense that each of them contains an intellectual tinge. In his last two films Arekti Premer Kahini and Memories in March he even emerges as a actor playing a brilliant role.

In the mention of a Bengali Film Director; the name of Rituparno Ghosh first comes to our mind. Being an amazing Film Director, he has won around 8 National Film Awards in India and many others at the international film festivals.

Career of Rituparno Ghosh

Rituparno began his direction with advertising. His first made film was in 1992, a low key film with a children's feature titled Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring). With his next film in 1995 Unishe April he won the National Film Award. Since then he has directed a huge number of films like Dahan, Utsab, Chokher Bali, Bariwali, and Raincoat (in hindi). He won the National Film Award for directing Abohoman, starring Jishu Sengupta, Ananya Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey and Mamata Shankar in 2010.

List of Rituparno Ghosh's Films

Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring) (1994)
Unishe April (19th April) (1994)
Dahan (Crossfire) (1997)
Bariwali (The Lady of the House) (1999)
Asukh (Malaise) (1999)
Utsab (The Festival) (2000)
Titli (The First Monsoon Day) (2002)
Shubho mahurat (2003)
Chokher bali (a Passion Play) (2003)
Raincoat (2004)
Antarmahal (Views of the Inner Chamber) (2005)
Dosara (The companion) (2005)
The last lear (2007)
Khela (Get set go) (2008)
Shob Charitro Kalponik (Afterword) (2009)
Abahoman (The Eternal) (2010)
Nouka Dubi (2010)
Sunglass (2010)

Rituparno Ghosh's Recent and upcoming movies

Arekti Premer Kahini (Just Another Love Story) (2011)
Memories in March (2011)

In both these films he moves out of the stereotype Love stories and dresses himself up as a cross-dressing homosexual. Rituparno works as an actor in both these films, however both these films are very different from each other both in terms of the story and the character.

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Author: pradipta mahato16 May 2011 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

Thanks for posting such a nice article on Rituparno Ghosh, one of the most accomplished directors of Modern bengali cinema. I have watched quite a few films of him. My personal favourite remains Unishe April and Abahoman.


Author: Anandita Roy Choudhury19 May 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1


I am glad to hear u liked it. He is even one of my favourite directors. Maybe he is the reason i have started watching these kind of Bengali films.


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