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Basu Chatterjee


Mannu Bhandari’s writing resonated with a rare honesty

November 18, 2021 7:05 am

Mrinal Pande writes: She wrote about having choices, about the power and powerlessness embedded in the male-centric world that all women must inhabit

42 years of Baton Baton Mein: Revisiting Basu Chatterjee's love letter to Mumbai

April 14, 2021 8:13 am

It has been 42 years since Basu Chatterjee's Baton Baton Mein starring Amol Palekar and Tina Munim Ambani released. Here's revisiting the most iconic scenes and songs from the film.

Rajit Kapur on Basu Chatterjee: His films will remain evergreen even in a dull-grey world

June 29, 2020 4:43 pm

'Basu Chatterjee gave clear instructions and enough leeway at the same time to the actor. Once he had decided what the look and the feel was, there was a certain amount of freedom given. But it was very clear how much he wanted, and how much he didn’t.'

‘Basuda didn’t get his due’: Amol Palekar

June 06, 2020 10:10 pm

The Rajnigandha actor, who helmed six Basu Chatterjee films, on his bond with the filmmaker, who passed away this week, and why Chatterjee's work will remain immortal

Chhoti Si Baat

June 04, 2020 11:28 pm

Basu Chatterjee’s films starred the aam aadmi and aam aurat. They made middle-class India visible on the big screen.

Why we keep mixing up Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee films, and the subtle distinctions between them

June 04, 2020 9:52 pm

Both, Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee turned to the wealth of Bengali literature several times in their respective careers and also ensured that their films dealt with themes of progressive socialism.

The Basu Chatterjee Mumbai Playlist

June 04, 2020 8:22 pm

Basu Chatterjee often declared his love for Mumbai through his songs.

Basu Chatterjee, the man who delivered real life on screen with a smile

June 04, 2020 8:18 pm

Basu Chatterjee's gift was making people realise that you did not need something fantastic to be happy. Your routine everyday life had its share of smiles too, and something extraordinary did not need to happen to make you smile.

Basu Chatterjee had a simple, practical approach to things: Rajit Kapur

June 04, 2020 7:32 pm

Actor Rajit Kapur, who played the titular role in Byomkesh Bakshi, remembers his association with Basu Chatterjee, who passed away today aged 93, and reveals why their series stood out among all the adaptations of the famous character.

Basu Chatterjee's cinema celebrated the common man and woman with gentle humour

June 05, 2020 8:31 am

Along with the more popular Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Sai Paranjpye and Gulzar, Basu Chatterjee, who died today at 93, is often called the father of middle of the road cinema, a genre whose gifts include Chhoti Si Baat, Chitchor, Rajnigandha and Baton Baton Mein.


Basu Chatterjee (1927-2020): A pictorial tribute to ace filmmaker

June 04, 2020 4:38 pm

Basu Chatterjee has died at the age of 93 due to age-related ailments. Here are a few rare pictures of the filmmaker.