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Prominent Indian director Ritwik Kumar Ghatak

Prominent Indian director Ritwik Kumar Ghatak was born on 4 November 1925 and died on 6 February 1976 in Kolkata. In today’s generation, more personalities may recognize remarkable directors like Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese and Academy Award-winning Indian director Satyajit Ray, but there was a name Ritwik Ghatak who we have forgotten and some of us does not even know the name or heard this name before. 

Prominent Indian director Ritwik Kumar Ghatak
Prominent Indian director Ritwik Kumar Ghatak

Ritwik Ghatak was an under-cherish Bengali director who was also a pioneer of Bengali cinema or we could say he shaped the Indian cinema’s filmmaking. For shaping the remarkable filmmaking in India The Bengali director’s movies are one of the most influential creative unification of the tribulation of Dislocation after the bloodshed Indian 1947 Partition.

The world’s biggest separation was not positively the equivalent thing for Punjab and Bengal the two regions of India that got separated on borders of India. But one people were familiar to both most common residents of India found it hard to believe the reality of separation and their lives transformed away identification once they converted as refugees into their new homeland Pakistan and India. 

The hard reality of the crisis, especially the powerful insight of failure on noticing his motherland quickly become politically different was carved strongly in his sentiments. Born on November 4, 1925, in Dhaka,(now in Bangladesh) had not only witnessed separation but was one of the several who was overpowered to abandon their motherland and home behind to move forward to their new homes or for several years living life as a refugee. For Ritwik Ghatak, the agony and grief of separation were constantly in his directorial movie frame.

A film of Ritwik Kumar Ghatak
A film of Ritwik Kumar Ghatak

Ritwik Kumar Ghatak was a well-known Indian film director, screenwriter, and playwright. Along with leading modern Bengali directors like Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, his remarkable and legendary movie is principally recognized for its scrupulous illustration of social existence, partition, and feminism or women’s rights. Astounding Indian director Ritwik Ghatak’s films transformed Bengali stories, emergence a different and inexplicably modern style of the activity of telling that’s more important now than ever. 

Ritwik Ghatak was the xylonite revolutionist who worked films as a governmental instrument. Many directors have formed the Indian film industry over the times, with a remarkably accomplished worldwide reputation, while others underwent repugnance from political groups for attempting to tell narratives that reflected the prejudices by community and governments. Ghatak’s movies always and still have been admired for his courage to speak against the prejudiced government in India and his films always portrayed the pain he had been through and the souls of both nations while the partition of 1947.

We could say that the bloodshed partition makes Ghatak inspired and who is is even in this time when he is not among us. Ritwik Ghatak is primarily recognized for his exceptional movie like Ramkinker which was released in the year 1975Jukti Takko Aar Gappo which was released in the year 1974, and Titash Ekti Nadir Naam which was released in the year 1973.

In his cinematic profession that crossed beyond 25 years until his passing in the year 1976 at the age of 50, Ghatak abandoned behind him eight specialty movies, a few incomplete pieces, and 10 remarkable documentaries. But he is commemorated principally for his characteristic movies. Beginning his artistic profession as a playwright, Ghatak composed his initial theatrical play called Kalo sayar in the year 1948. Later in the year 1951, he entered the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA). Only a few people know that he was an actor and assistant director both in the movie called ‘Chinnamul’ which was released in the year 1950. In the year 1952, he developed his initial fiction movie called ‘Nagarik’, but due to some issues assembling was not published in a theatre till much succeeding. 

Indian director Ritwik Kumar Ghatak
Indian director Ritwik Kumar Ghatak

For being the exceptional and graceful director he has so many honor gems in his crown he obtained the Indian National Film’s Rajat Kamal Award for Best narrative in the year 1974 for his phenomenal and fantastic movie called Jukti Takko Aar Gappo. Later in the year 1970, the Government of India praised him with the Padma Shri for his exceptional Arts. For Ghatak, making exceptional films was a creative activity art style and indicates the purpose of working bodies. It was only a medium of displaying his displeasure at the anguish and pains of his people at the time of partition. On 6 February 1976, an astounding and remarkable director Ghatak died at the age of 50.