CM remembers revolutionary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak
Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tribute to revolutionary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak on his 93rd birth anniversary.
"Respectful homage to legendary director Ritwik Ghatak on his birth anniversary," Banerjee tweeted.
Ghatak was born on November 4, 1925 in Dhaka in what is now Bangladesh.
The Padma Shri awardee is known for films highlighting the socio-political situation of those times.
His riveting stories of the Bengal partition laid the foundation of revolutionary or parallel cinema.
His films like Megha Dhaka Tara, Titash Ekti Nadir Naam, Ajantrik, Jukti Takko Aar Gappo are some of the iconic creations that the legend churned out. He had donned the hats of an actor, writer, playwright, producer and director.
He passed away on February 1976 in Kolkata (then known as Calcutta).
Often credited with kick-starting the parallel cinema movement in India, Ghatak rolled out riveting stories of the Bengal Partition of which he was himself a victim.
Even today, Ghatak's works are testament to the social, personal and political turmoil he faced in life. His films and plays bear the mark of his personal pain, making him a truthful filmmaker.