FILMMAKER RAM MUKHERJEE..NO MORE!
Veteran Indian Film Producer, Director & Screenwriter Ram Mukherjee passed away recently! Maker of classic films like 'Leader'..He was father of famous bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee!
One of the founders of 'Filmalaya Studios' in Mumbai..Ram Mukherjee directed first film 'Hum Hindustani' in 1960. Sashadhar Mukherjee produced in this film Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh & Joy Mukherjee acted.
Then in 1964 he wrote & directed film 'Leader' in which acting king Dilip Kumar and Vyajayanthimala were in the lead. Both the films were with patriotic themes!
In 1969 he became producer with social film 'Sambandh'. Deb Mukherjee acted this film's song "Chal akela.." was inspired from Rabindranath Tagore's famous Bengali poem "Ekala chalo.."
After romantic 'Ek Bar Mooskura Do' (1972) With Hindi he also made Bengali films like 'Raktalekha' (1992) & 'Tomar Rakte Amar Sohag' (1992).
His wife Krishna Mukherjee also a playback singer and son Raja Mukherjee assisted him in few films before making acting debut in Bengali film 'Bidhatar Khela'(2007).
- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]