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Chidananda Dasgupta passes away

By NewsDesk • Published on May 24, 2011

Eminent film critic, film historian and pioneer of film society movement in India, Chidananda Dasgupta, 89, passed away late Sunday night in Kolkata. He was suffering from acute broncho pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease according to reports.

Father of noted actor-director, Aparna Sen, Dasgupta started Calcutta Film Society along with Satyajit Ray in 1947.

Dasgupta is known for his writing on cinema, especially on the films of his friend Satyajit Ray. His book “The Cinema of Satyajit Ray” is considered a must read in order to understand the cinematic nuances of the master.

Apart from contributing to the British film journal “Sight and Sound” in 1957, with Ray, he started the “Indian Film Quarterly”.  He also made seven films: The Stuff Of Steel (1969), The Dance of Shiva (1968), Portrait of a City (1961), Amodini (1994), Zaroorat Ki Purti (1979), Rakhto (1973) and Bilet Pherat (1972).


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2 Responses to “Chidananda Dasgupta passes away”

  1. seema sinha says:

    Chidananda Dasgupta was one of intellectual pillars of indian cinema.He may not have got as recognisation as Ray but he was at par on talent.

  2. raghunath says:

    Chidanand Dasgupta was pioneer of film society movement in India. He was also a film critque and had written two excellent books on popular cinema, analyzing and explaining in great details Indianness of Indian cinema. These books are PAINTED FACE and SEEING IS BELIEVING.

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