Bollywood has once again suffered another great loss as filmmaker Basu Chatterjee died at 90.
Chatterjee was known to direct films such as Rajnigandha, Baaton Baaton Mein, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla and Chitchor and many others. He was one of the legendary filmmakers of all time and his films still manage to amaze the audience.
A report from PTI was confirmed by film guild IFTDA. Basu Chatterjee passed away from age-related ailments.
Meanwhile, Filmmaker and Indian Film & TV Directors’ Association president Ashoke Pandit tweeted, “@ashokepandit I am extremely grieved to inform you all the demise of Legendary Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee ji . His last rites will be performed today at Santacruz creamation at 2 pm. It’s a great loss to the industry. Will miss you Sir. #RIPBasuChaterjee.”
For the unversed, Chatterjee worked in Hindi as well as Bengali cinema. His films, were considered to be more realistic and stood out as the 70s was the era of the ‘angry young man’ and action movies. He collaborated with Amol Palekar on films like Choti Si Baat, Rajnigandha and Chitchor among more.
Basu Chatterjee also collaborated with the superstars of the era but presented them in unique avatars – Amitabh Bachchan in Manzil, Rajesh Khanna in Chakravyuh, Dev Anand in Man Pasand AND Mithun Chakraborty in Shaukeen and Pasand Apni Apni.
His 1986 film Ek Ruka Hua Faisla was an Indian adaptation of Twelve Angry Men, and is remembered till date.