Ritwik Ghatak

Actor, Director, Writer

Born: Dacca, Bengal Presidency, British India [now Dhaka, Bangladesh]

BIOGRAPHY

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ritwik Ghatak (Bengali: ঋত্বিক কুমার ঘটক; 4 November 1925 – 6 February 1976) was a Bengali filmmaker and script writer. Along with prominent contemporary Bengali filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, his cinema is primarily remembered for its meticulous depiction of social reality. Although their roles were often adversarial, they were ardent admirers of each others work and, in doing so, the three directors charted the independent trajectory of parallel cinema, as a counterpoint to the mainstream fare of Hindi cinema in India. Ghatak received many awards in his career, including National Film Awards Rajat Kamal Award for Best Story in 1974 for his Jukti Takko Aar Gappo and Best Directors Award from Bangladesh Cine Journalists Association for Titash Ekti Nadir Naam. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for Arts in 1970.Description above from the Wikipedia article Ritwik Ghatak, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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