(Last Updated on : 18/09/2019)
Movies of Rituparno Ghosh have achieved an enviable level of success which few film-makers
in West Bengal
had managed with such consistency. Rituparno Ghosh
launched his career with Heerer Angti and Unishe April. Bengali cinema
had found a new lifeline from the Movies of Rituparna Ghosh. One of the most relevant filmmakers of Indian Cinema
, Rituparno Ghosh left an indelible mark on Indian Cinema with his sensitive, poignant stories of the common man.
Filmography of Rituparno Ghosh
The filmography of Rituparno Ghosh is as follows:
Heerer Angti (1992)
Unishe April (1994)
Shubho Mahurat (2003)
Chokher Bali (2003)
The Last Lear (2007)
Shob Charitro Kalponik (2008)
Arekti Premer Golpo (2011)
Memories in March (2011)
Jeevan Smriti: Selective Memories (2012)
Some of the groundbreaking films made by Rituparno Ghosh are mentioned below:
Unishe April' was Rituparno Ghoshs second feature film as a director
. The film revolved around a dancer mother and her doctor daughter who shared a strained relationship. The story unfolded on 19 April, which happened to be an important date in both their lives and how they rediscover their love and bond for each other on that day. The film featured Aparna Sen
, Deboshree Roy
and Prasenjit Chatterjee
: This Rituparno Ghosh directorial does not have a positive ending but presents the realities well. When some antisocial elements molest newly married Romita played by Rituparna Sengupta
, nobody dares to stand beside her except a brave school teacher Jhinuk played by Indrani Haldar.
Bariwali: Kirron Kher
featured in and as Bariwali – a tale of a lonely landlady who rents out her sprawling bungalow to a film crew to shoot their film. While the film's being shot, the landlady finds herself drawn to the charming director who even convinces her to do a bit role in the film.
This National Award
winning film follows two parallel narratives. The present portrays Rohini played by Debashree Roy, a renowned actress who is an emotionally vulnerable and addicted to sleeping pills. She is trying to cope with her mothers illness but ends up forming a subtle schism with her father.
Multi starrer Utsob was a family drama
. Set in the backdrop of Durga Puja
, the story was about a Bengali family, different members of which gather in their native house to celebrate the festival
and highlights the troubles and complexes of each member of the family.
Aparna Sen and daughter Konkona Sen Sharma
acted in poignant film called Titli which was based on mother-daughter relationship. The film also featured Mithun Chakraborty
in a key role.
: Shubho Mahurat is a suspense story that stars Sharmila Tagore
, Nandita Das
, Raakhee Gulzar
and Sumanta Mukherjee. The movie features the death
of a drug-addled actress on the occasion of the Shubho Mahurat, which is the auspicious beginning of the shooting of a film.
A screen adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore
s book by the same name, Chokher Bali was a story of unrequited love, of adultery and of trust and loyalty. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
, Raima Sen
and Prasenjit Chatterjee played as the main characters in the film.
Starring Ajay Devgn
and Aishwarya Rai, Ghoshs first Hindi film
'Raincoat' was a story of two lovers, separated by destiny, who meet again one day. While they reminiscence about old days, they also hide the grave poverty that they both are facing in present times.
Poetic, sublime Dosor was shot entirely in black and white. The film explored the relationship of a couple, the wife who is aware of her husbands illicit affair and how she has to nurse him back to health after he gets injured in an accident in spite of having a strained relationship with him. The film featured Prasenjit Chatterjee and Konkona Sen Sharma.
The Last Lear
: This was Rituparno Ghoshs only English film
The Last Lear. It featured Amitabh Bachchan
, Arjun Rampal
, Preity Zinta
and Shefali Shah
. The film was based on actor Utpal Dutt
s semi-autobiographical play Aajker Shahjahan which Ghosh adapted for the film.
Shob Charitra Kalponik: Bipasha Basu
s debut in Bengali film, Shob Charitra Kalponik had her playing a wife to a maverick poet played by Prasenjit Chatterjee. The film narrates the story of Radhika and how she rediscovers her husband and his work only after his untimely death.
The film narrated the story of a renowned director who falls in love with young actress who is of his sons age and how he mentors her to be a fine actress. The film featured Dipankar De
, Mamata Shankar
, Ananya Chatterjee
and Jisshu Sengupta