Basu Chatterjee

Basu Chatterjee (also Basu Chatterji, born January 10, 1930 in Ajmer, Rajasthan ) is an Indian film director and screenwriter of Hindi film.


He came to Bombay in the 1950s and worked for 18 years as a cartoonist and illustrator for RK Karanjias weekly magazine "Flash". In 1959, he was "Film Society Forum " involved in the founding of the.

His active work for the film, he began as an assistant director Basu Bhattacharya's Teesri Kasam movie debut (1966) and Govind Saraiyas Saraswatichandra (1968). His first film on its own, Sara Akash, was born in 1969 and brought the cinematographer KK Mahajan a National Film Award for Best Cinematography. Piya Ka Ghar His second work (1971 ) was an adaptation of the Maratha film drama Mumbaicha Javai (1970 ) by Raja Thakur. He then moved to low-budget film comedies such as Rajnigandha (1974) and Chhoti Si Baat (1975 ) with Amol Palekar in the lead role.

In the 1980s, Chatterjee turned parts of television series for the channel Doordarshan. Since the late 1990s, he also directed in Bengali films.

How Alfred Hitchcock Basu Chatterjee came into his films in mini rolls on as an extra.

Filmography ( director)


  • Sara Akash - Filmfare Award / Best Screenplay
  • Rajnigandha - Filmfare Award / Critics Award - Best Film
  • Chhoti Si Baat - Filmfare Award / Best Screenplay
  • Swami - National Film Award / Best entertainment movie, Filmfare Award / Best Director
  • Jeena Yahan - Filmfare Award / Critics Award - Best Film
  • Kamla Ki toll - Filmfare Award / Best Screenplay