Bimal Roy


Bimal Roy

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location = Dhaka, Bangladesh
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deathdate = Death date and age|1966|01|07|1909|07|12
deathplace = Bombay, Maharashtra
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awards = Filmfare Best Director Award
1953 -"Do Bigha Zamin", 1954 -" Parineeta", 1955 -"Biraj Bahu", 1958 - "Madhumati", 1959 - " Sujata", 1960 - "Parakh", 1963 - " Bandini"

Bimal Roy ( _bn. বিমল রায়) (July 12, 1909–January 7, 1966) was one of the most accalimed Hindi film directors of all time.

He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films like Do Bigha Zamin", " Parineeta", "Biraj Bahu", "Madhumati", " Sujata", and " Bandini, making him an important director of Hindi cinema.

Biography

Early life

Bimal Roy was born in Dhaka, British India (now Bangladesh).

Career

Bimal Roy entered the field of cinema as a camera assistant with New Theatres Pvt. Ltd. During this time, he assisted director P.C. Barua on the hit 1935 movie Devdas, starring K.L. Saigal.

1940s and 1950s Roy was part of the parallel cinema movement in post-war India. He was famous for his romantic-realist melodramas that took on important social issues while still being entertaining. He was a filmmaker of great and in-depth understanding of human strengths and weaknesses.

Awards

Bimal Roy won a total of 7 Filmfare Best Director Award
*1953 for "Do Bigha Zamin"
*1954 for " Parineeta"
*1955 for "Biraj Bahu"
*1958 for "Madhumati"
*1959 for " Sujata"
*1960 for "Parakh"
*1963 for " Bandini"

Music

As far as the music for his films was concerned, Roy usually alternated between music directors Salil Chowdhury and S.D. Burman. His films featured beautiful and memorable songs, rendered by all the top playback singers of the day. Some of the notable songs from Roy's films include:
*"Jelthey Hain Jiske Liye" from "Sujata" (1959), sung by Talat Mahmood
*"Chali Radhe Rani" from "Parineeta (1953), sung by Manna Dey
*"Aa Ri Aa Nindiya" from "Do Bigha Zamin" (1953), music by Salil Chowdhury, sung by Lata Mangeshkar
*"Ab Aage Teri Marzi" from "Devdas" (1955), music by S.D. Burman, sung by Lata Mangeshkar
*"Suhana Safar Aur Yeh Mausam Haseen" from "Madhumati" (1958), music by Salil Chowdhury, sung by Mukesh
*"Aaja Re Pardesi" from "Madhumati" (1958), music by Salil Chowdhury, sung by Lata Mangeshkar
*"Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadake" from "Madhumati" (1958), music by Salil Chowdhury, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh
*"Zulmi Sang Aankh Ladi" from "Madhumati" (1958), music by Salil Chowdhury, sung by Lata Mangeshkar
*"O Sajana Barkha Bahaar" from "Parakh" (1960), music by Salil Chowdhury, sung by Lata Mangeshkar
*"Mora Gora Ang Lai Le" from " Bandini" (1963), music by S.D. Burman, sung by Lata Mangeshkar
*"O Jaanewale Ho Sake To Laut Ke Aana" from " Bandini" (1963), music by S.D. Burman, sung by Mukesh

Filmography

Director

*"Radio Girl" (1929) (as B. Roy)
*"Bengal Famine (film)" (1943)
*"Udayer Pathey" (1944)
*"Hamrahi" (1944)
*"Anjangarh" (1948)
*"Mantramugdhu" (1949)
*"Pehla Aadmi" (1950)
*"Maa" (1952)
*"Parineeta" (1953)
*"Do Bigha Zamin" (1953)
*"Naukari" (1954 )
*"Biraj Bahu" (1954)
*"Baap Beti" (1954)
*"Devdas" (1955)
*"Yahudi" (1958)
*"Madhumati" (1958)
*"Sujata" (1959)
*"Parakh" (1960)
*"Immortal Stupa" (1961)
*"Prem Patra" (1962)
*" Bandini" (1963)
*"Life and Message of Swami Vivekananda" (1964)
*"Benazir" (1964)
*"Gautama the Buddha" (1967)

External links

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* [http://www.bimalroymemorial.org Official memorial website]
* [http://www.spicevienna.org/showPerson.php?p=10464 Bimal Roy] @ [http://www.spicevienna.org SPICE]


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