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Buddhadeb Dasgupta



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
Urgent Conversations
 3rd September 2008 - 5th September 2008
 Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
08th September, 2008 - 20th September, 2008
Art Alive Gallery S-221, Panchsheel Park New Delhi - 110017



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Biography

Buddhadeb Dasgupta was born in 1944 in Anara, India. Bengali poet and director, Dasgupta was a lecturer in economics at Calcutta University. Many of his poems have been published in various journals. His poeticism has been extended to cinema as well. Dasgupta won several national awards and a special jury prize for directing at 2000 Venice International Film Festival for The Wrestlers (Uttara).

Buddhadeb Dasgupta began his fi lm career with documentaries. His fi rst was a ten-minute documentary called The Continent of Love (1968) followed by several more till his did several more including King of Drums (1974) which won the Best Documentary Award. His fi rst feature fi lm Dooratwa (1968) was shot within 16 days. Then came Andhi Galli (1978). Neem Annapurna (Bitter Morsel) in 1979 placed him on the map of international cinema. The fi lm received awards at the Karlovy Vary and Locarno International Film Festivals. Sheet Grishmer Smriti (Season’s Memoirs) (1982), produced by Doordarshan, was based on a Dibyendu Palit story and so was Grihajuddha (1982). Phera (1986). Bagh Bahadur, Tahader Katha, Charachar, Lal Darja, Uttara, Mondo Meyer Upakhyan and Swapner Din mark the evolution of the director from literary narratives to post-modern non-narratives. Buddhadeb Dasgupta has tried to re-defi ne the auteur in cinema. From Dooratwa to The Voyeurs, the stamp of his individuality is marked both cinematographically and through his literary source.


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