Film Maker Basu Chatterjee dies at 93
Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee left for his heavenly abode on Thursday. He was 93 and died after age-related health issues. The eminent film director was known for films like Piya Ka Ghar, Rajnigandha, Choti Si Baat, Baton Baton Mein, Khatta Meeta, and Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, among others.
As soon as news of his death broke, tributes started pouring in on social media.
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi wrote, "Deeply saddened to hear about Basu Chatterjee’s passing away. A prolific filmaker, he was the pioneer of what came to be regarded as middle of the road cinema. I was fortunate to have done 3 lovely films with him Swami Apne Paraye and Jeena Yahan. All lifelike characters. RIP (sic)."
Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra wrote, ".Everyday brings with it some bad news! You were part of my childhood Dada .Humane,gentle , witty !These days you are the main inspiration for a lot of young film makers . They are mimicking your films.N they lie when they say different films didn’t work in the past .Yours did!"
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri wrote, "So sad. He was a school of filmmaking. Neither pretended to be an art cinema activist nor succumbed to mindless commercial cinema. Instead created his own style of storytelling. Stories of a common man. Humble. Simple. Deep. Very high respect for Basuda."
Actress Divya Dutta wrote, "O god!! RIP #basuchatterji.. Thank you for those smiles and amazingly feel good films.. and the simplicity..Thankyou for adding the #khattameetha flavour to movies! You will be missed dada! (sic)"