Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away
A doyen of Indian middle cinema, he directed classic Hindi films like Piya Ka Ghar, Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat, Chitchor, Khatta Meetha, Shuakeen, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, and Kamla Ki Maut
Legendary filmmaker and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee passed away due to age-related ailments in Mumbai today. He was 90.
A doyen of Indian middle cinema, he directed classic Hindi films like Piya Ka Ghar (1972), Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1975), Chitchor (1976), Khatta Meetha (1978), Shuakeen (1982), Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986), Kamla Ki Maut (1989) and others. He had also directed Bengali films and helmed the popular Doordarshan TV series Byomkesh Bakshi, starring Rajat Kapoor.
Several celebrities took to Twitter to mourn Basu Chatterjee’s passing. Ashoke Pandit, President of the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association, wrote:
I am extremely grieved to inform you all of the demise of Legendary Filmmaker #BasuChatterjee ji. His last rites will be performed today at Santacruz crematorium at 2 pm.
It’s a great loss to the industry. Will miss you Sir. #RIPBasuChaterjee pic.twitter.com/5s0wKkpeDB
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 4, 2020
Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted:
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 4, 2020