11 Facts About Basu Chatterjee


Basu Chatterjee was an Indian film director and screenwriter.


Basu Chatterjee is best known for his films Us Paar, Chhoti Si Baat, Chitchor, Rajnigandha, Piya Ka Ghar, Khatta Meetha, Swami, Baton Baton Mein, Priyatama, Man Pasand, Hamari Bahu Alka, Shaukeen, and Chameli Ki Shaadi, which was his last commercially successful movie.


Basu Chatterjee directed the Bengali film Hothath Brishti, which featured actors from both Bangladesh and India.


Basu Chatterjee continued to cast Ahmed in subsequent Indian-Bengali films, including Chupi Chupi, Tak Jhal Mishti and Hotath Shedin, another joint production of Bangladesh and India.


Basu Chatterjee wrote the script for the Bangladeshi film Ek Cup Cha, directed by Noyeem Imtiaz Neamul.


Basu Chatterjee was born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, in a Bengali family.


In 1950s, Basu Chatterjee arrived in Bombay and started his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for the weekly tabloid Blitz published by Russi Karanjia.

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Basu Chatterjee worked there for 18 years before changing career paths to filmmaking, when he assisted Basu Bhattacharya in the Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman starrer Teesri Kasam, which later won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.


Basu Chatterjee has directed many Bengali films such as Hothat Brishti, Hochcheta Ki and Hothat Shei Din.


Basu Chatterjee directed the television series Byomkesh Bakshi and Rajani for Doordarshan.


Basu Chatterjee died due to an age-related illness at his house in Mumbai on 4 June 2020.