Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away; last rites to be performed at Santacruz at 2 pm


Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee who is known for his films like ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’ ‘Chitchor’, ‘Rajnigandha’ ‘Priyatama’ passed away today in Mumbai. According to the reports, the director and screenwriter passed away following age-related ailments. He was 93.

Indian Film & TV Directors’ Association president Ashoke Pandit took to his Twitter handle to confirm the news. He shared a monochrome photo of the ace filmmaker and tweeted, ”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.”
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Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) was his last commercially successful movie.

He has also directed many Bengali films such as ‘Hothat Brishti’, ‘Hochcheta Ki’ and ‘Hothat Shei Din’.

Shabana Azmi grieved the sad demise of the filmmaker. She tweeted, ”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”

Shoojit Sircar wrote, ”My 1st job as an assistant director was with Basu Chatterjee for a Bengali tv serial shot in CR park, New Delhi.. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

Manoj Joshi too reacted to the news on Twitter and wrote, ”My heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of legendary filmmaker #BasuChatterjee. Basu Da is gone and with him an era ends. ॐ शांति”.

Fans have taken to their social media to remember the ace filmmaker. They have been sharing stills from his films, posters and his throwback pictures.





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