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.'
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
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.
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.
June 04, 2020 8:22 pm
Basu Chatterjee often declared his love for Mumbai through his songs.
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.
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.
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.
June 05, 2020 8:33 am
Basu Chatterjee did not just create timeless films, he also imparted a sense of pride and identity to an Indian demographic which had no real visual notion of what it stood for.
June 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Known for having helmed films like Rajnigandha, Chitchor, Chhoti Si Baat among more, Basu Chatterjee had begun his career as an illustrator for the Mumbai-based magazine Blitz.
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.