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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 other's 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 Award's Rajat Kamal Award for Best Story in 1974 for his Jukti Takko Aar Gappo and Best Director's Award from Bangladesh Cine Journalist's 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.
November 4, 1925, Dacca, East Bengal, British India
February 6, 1976
? My LeninDirector 1950 Chinnamul 1952 NagarikDirector and Screenplay 1957 MusafirScreenplay 1958 AjantrikWriter and Director 1958 MadhumatiWriter 1958 RunawayDirector and Writer 1960 The Cloud-Capped StarDirector and Screenplay 1961 Komal GandharScreenplay, Director, and Producer 1965 SubarnarekhaDirector and Music Teacher 1967 Scientists of TomorrowDirector 1971 Where the River Padma FlowsDirector 1973 A River Called TitasWriter, Director, and Tilakchand 1974 Reason, Debate and a StoryDirector, Writer, and Music