And They Made Classics...


Category Centenary Tribute
Director Ratnottama Sengupta
Producer Dr Debasis Sengupta
Screenplay Ratnottama Sengupta
Cinematography Christopher Rego
Editor Dipak Mandal
Music NA
Set NA
Costume NA
Cast NA
Production Company Winning Management Concepts LLP
World Sales NA
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Nabendu Ghosh shared a unique bonding with his film guru, Bimal Roy. In 1951, when the celluloid master went to Bombay to make 'Maa' for Bombay Talkies, he took the Bengali litterateur turned screen writer in his team. And in 1964 the director's last film Bandini was scripted by Nabendu Ghosh. In between they had created such timeless classics as Baap Beti, Parineeta, Naukri, Biraj Bahu, Devdas, Yahudi and Sujata. 'And They Made Classics' goes behind the scenes with an interview with Nabendu Ghosh that was taken by Joy Bimal Roy in 2005, as he prepared to make 'Remembering Bimal Roy'. An additional layer of the film has the writer's colleagues such as Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Nutan, Dilip Kumar, Sunil Dutt and Gulzar, and students such as Jaya Bachchan, Saeed Mirza, Girish Kasaravalli, Ravi Ojha and Vikas Desai talking about his art and his contribution to moulding the New Indian Cinema. Ratnottama Sengupta revisits the stories in a Centennial Tribute to Nabendu Ghosh (27 March 1917 - 15 December 2007).