Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy ( Bengali: বিমল রায়, Bimal Ray, born July 12, 1909 in Dhaka, † January 7, 1966 in Mumbai) was an Indian film director, producer and cinematographer. He is a representative of neo-realism and dominated the 1950s of Hindi film. He is one of the most successful Indian filmmakers.

Life and work

Bimal Roy came from a wealthy Bengali family. He first worked in the 1930s as a cameraman and was involved in the production of PC Baruas Devdas (1936). His directorial debut was in 1944 with Roy a Bengali film. In 1952 he went to Mumbai and started working, but the following year he founded his own production company for the Bombay Talkies.

Do Bigha Zamin By 1953 he had resounding success in film criticism, and internationally; commercial success was moderate. The neo-realist film with Balraj Sahni in Bimal Roy starring catapulted to the forefront of the Indian directors and gave him his first Filmfare Award, he was awarded Best Film and Best Director in the categories.

In 1955, he turned a remake of Devdas with Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen and Vyjayantimala For commercial rail of mainstream Bollywood Roy created in 1958 Madhumati from a screenplay by Ritwik Ghatak and with music by Salil Choudhury ( Filmfare Award / Best Musical ). The song Aaja re Pardesi from this is one of the best sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

After that Bimal Roy turned back to the realism and turned with Nutan in the lead role Sujata (1959, with Sunil Dutt), a film about box prejudices, and the drama Bandini (1963, with Ashok Kumar and Dharmendra ), which in subjective flashbacks the story a murder out of jealousy prisoners accused told.

Bimal Roy died in 1966 after a long illness. He is a seven-time winner of the Filmfare Awards for Best Director. His films have brought the actors Meena Kumari, Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal and also Nutan Filmfare Awards.

1989 wrote his daughter Rinki Bhattacharya a monograph about him. In 2007, his son Joy Roy Bimal Roy Remembering published with the first documentary film about him.


  • Filmfare Awards Do Bigha Zamin 1953 (two hectares ) - Best Film, Best Director
  • Parineeta 1954 - Best Director, Best Leading Actress
  • Biraj Bahu 1955 - Best Director, Best Leading Actress
  • Devdas 1956 - Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
  • Madhumati 1958 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Music
  • Sujata 1959 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Leading Actress
  • Parakh 1960 - Best Director, Best Supporting Actor
  • 1963 Bandini - Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actress

Filmography ( director only )