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Nabyendu Chatterjee (1937 – 14 January 2009) was an Indian Bengali and Hindi film director and producer. [1] In 1991 he received 38th National Award for the Best Feature Film in Bengali. [2]

Cinema of West Bengal Indian Bengali language film industry based in West Bengal, India

The cinema of West Bengal, also known as Tollywood, refers to the Indian Bengali language film industry based in the Tollygunge region of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The origins of the nickname Tollywood, a portmanteau of the words Tollygunge and Hollywood, dates back to 1932. It was a historically important film industry, at one time the centre of Indian film production. The Bengali film industry is known for producing many of Indian cinema's most critically acclaimed global Parallel Cinema and art films, with several of its filmmakers gaining prominence at the Indian National Film Awards as well as international acclaim. Since the late 20th century, the Bengali film industry has become smaller, overtaken by other regional industries such as Bollywood and South Indian cinema.

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal.



Chatterjee started his career as an actor in 1962 but soon turned into direction. He worked with Bengali director Aravind Mukherjee as an assistant. He made his directorial debut with an experimental Hindi film Naya Rasta in 1967. In his career he was known as independent, off beat film maker with un parallel and art films. His choice of literary stories to be translated into film scripts by himself. In 1981 Chatterjee made Sarisreep base on Manik Bandopadhyay's story. His last finished work Mansur Miyar Ghora attracted positive criticism soon after release. [3] [4] Chatterjee could not complete his last film, Sanskar, a project he pursued for years. He died at the age of 71 after a massive heart attack in his North Kolkata residence in 2009. [5]

Bengalis Ethnic group native to India and Bangladesh

Bengalis, also rendered as Bengali people, Bangalis, and Bangalees, are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group native to the Bengal region in South Asia, specifically in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, presently divided between Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam's Barak Valley, who speak Bengali, a language from the Indo-Aryan language family. The term "Bangalee" is also used to denote people of Bangladesh as a nation.

Manik Bandopadhyay Indian writer and poet

Manik Bandopadhyay was a Bengali writer and novelist, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th century Bengali literature. During a lifespan of 48 years, plagued simultaneously by illness and financial crisis, he produced 36 novels and 177 short stories. His notable works include Padma Nadir Majhi and Putul Nacher Itikatha, Shahartali and Chatushkone.

North Kolkata

North Kolkata is a significant area in Kolkata and is the oldest part of the city. It consists of many neighbourhoods such as Shyambazar, Bagbazar, Kumartuli, Shobhabazar, Posta, Jorasanko, Rajabazar, Phoolbagan, Maniktala, Kankurgachi, Ultadanga, Chitpur, Belgachia, Cossipore and Sinthee etc. There are lots of old heritage buildings and temples. Well known Shovabazar Rajbari is situated there.


<i>Naya Raasta</i> 1970 Hindi film directed by Khalid Akhtar

Naya Raasta is a 1970 Bollywood drama film, produced by I.A.Nadiadwala on Pushpa Pictures banner and directed by Khalid Akhtar. The film stars Jeetendra, Asha Parekh in the lead roles and music composed by N. Dutta.

Adwitiya ; is a popular Bengali television series that aired from 13 June 2011 to 2 March 2012 on Star Jalsha channel.It was the production of Ideas Creations and the concept was initialized by Prosenjit Chatterjee. The show was directed by Joydeep Mukherjee and the script was jointly written by Anuja Chattopadhyay and Kaushik Bhattacharya.The series was shot on the backdrop of Sunderbans.It starred popular Bengali actors Indrasish Roy, Sohini Sarkar, Gaurav Chakraborty in the lead roles.It was widely acclaimed and was appreciated by the viewers immensely due to its unconventional storyline.It won awards for Best Villain and Best Couple at Star Jalsha Paribar awards in 2012.

Ranur Pratham Bhag is a Bengali drama film directed and produced by Nabyendu Chatterjee based on a same name story of Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay. This film was released in 1972 under the banner of Mahamaya Productions. Child actress Neera Maliya received the National Award as Best Child Artist.

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