Wednesday, 25 July 2018



- Manoj Kulkarni

Renowned Bengali Filmmaker..Goutam Ghosh with camera!

Goutam Ghosh's 'Antarjali Yatra' (1987) 
in which Shatrughna Singha acted!
Basically from theatre, while doing photo journalism Goutam Ghosh turned to documentary making in 1973 with 'New Earth'! He made first feature film 'Maabhoomi' (1980) which was in Telugu. Then his feature films with strong social issues in Bengali like 'Paar' (1981) got critical acclaim!

I remember interaction with him after the screening of his Bengali film 'Antarjali Yatra' (1987) in our 'Film Appreciation Course' at FTII, Pune. Then his Bengali/Hindi films like 'Gudia' (1997) to 'Abar Aranye' (2003) & 'Yaatra' (2006) I watched in 'Indian Panorama' of our 'International Film Festival of India'.
Goutam Ghosh's 'Shankhachil' (2016) 
India-Bangladesh joint venture!
After many years he acted in Srijit Mukherjee's two films 'Baishe Shrabon' (2011) and 'Chotushkone' (2014).

Then Goutam Ghosh's 'Shankhachil' (2016) was India-Bangladesh joint venture in which Indian Prosenjit & Bangladeshi Kusum Sikder acted!

Almost all of his films won National Awards & international recognition. And he is the only Indian filmmaker to have received 'Vittorio Di Sica Award' in 1997 by Italy!
Goutam Ghosh in 'Baishe Shrabon' (2011)

His birthday just happened!
Best wishes Goutamda!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune,]

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