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Tarun Majumdar, Indian Film Director
Tarun Majumdar is a notable Bengali film director and has recreated classics written by some of the best writers.
 Tarun Majumdar, Indian Film DirectorTarun Majumdar was born in1931 and is a Bengali Indian film director who directs films in his mother tongue Bengali. The films made by this talented director are notable for his depiction of Bengali culture and society. Majority of his films are literature-based. He has recreated classics written by great writers like Bimal Kar, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and Tarashankar Bandopadhyay on celluloid. He uses songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore in his films to communicate a range of emotions. This brilliant director is best known for his consistent productions at the box-office as hits for more than forty years. He married Tollywood actress Sandhya Roy.

Career of Tarun Majumdar
Tarun Majumdar's early films were credited to 'Yatrik', phonetically 'Jatrik' in Bangla. Yatrik was adopted as the screen-name of the trio of directors Tarun Majumdar, Sachin Mukherji, and Dilip Mukherji until 1963. As Yatrik, the trio created distinguished classics such as 'Chaowa Paowa' in 1959, starring the Bengai film idol Uttam Kumar and screen-diva Suchitra Sen, and films like 'Palatak' and 'Kancher Swarga', both released in 1963. In 1965, Tarun Majumdar made two films 'Ektuku basha', featuring Soumitra Chatterjee and 'Alor Pipasha' with Basanta Choudhury. In 1967, Tarun Majumdar came up with one of the top grossing films of the year, 'Balika Badhu', an adaptation of story by Bimal Kar. This film featured the teenage artist Moushumi Chatterji as her debut film. He made the film again in Hindi in the year1976, where it was a moderate success.Tarun Majumdar, Indian Film Director
Tarun Majumdar went forward to make quite a few box-office blockbusters across the span of years including 'Shriman Prithviraj', 'Poroshmoni', 'Ganadevata', 'Bhalobasha Bhalobasha', 'Dadar Kirti' and 'Apon Amar Apon'. 'Dadar Kirti' was a major success in 1980, based on a short story by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay and featured Debashree Roy and Tapas Pal as debut performers. Both these actors went on to dominate the Bengali film screen for over a decade.

In the middle of the 1990s, Tarun Majumdar retired from filmmaking. For almost a decade he was not seen in the arena of filmmaking. In 2004, Tarun Majumdar came back with the outstanding film 'Alo' that was based on a story written by Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay. This film received both critical and popular acclaim and proved to be one of the hits in the year. Alike most of Tarun Majumdar's films, the soundtrack featured songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore. In 2006, Tarun Majumdar directed another film casting Uttam Kumar's grandson Gaurav and Hemanta Mukherjee's granddaughter or Maushumi's daughter as lead actors. The film also featured acting divas like Soumitra Chatterjee, Moushumi Chatterjee, Tapas Pal, Paran Banerjee but the film experienced medium popularity. Tarun Majumdar was honored with the Indian National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for the film Ganadevata, (1979).

Filmography of Tarun Majumdar

Chaowa Pawa 1959
Smriti Tuku Thaak 1960
Kancher Swarga 1961
Palatak 1963
Alor Pipasa 1965
Ektuku Basa 1965
Balika Badhu 1967
Rahgir 1969
Nimantran 1971
Shriman Prithviraj 1973
Thagini 1974
Phuleshwari 1974
Sansar Simante 1975
Balika Badhu (1976)
Ganadevata 1978
Dadar Kirti 1980
Shahar Theke Dure 1981
Meghmukti 1981
Khelar Putul 1982
Aranya Aamar 1984
Amar Geeti 1984
Bhalobasa Bhalobasa 1985
Pathbhola 1986
Agaman 1988
Parasmoni 1988
Apan Aamar Apan 1990
Path-O-Prasad 1991
Sajani Go Sajani 1991
Katha Chhilo 1994
Alo 2003
Chander Bari 2007

(Last Updated on : 12/09/2014)
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