Actors from Bollywood and Bengali cinema took to societal media connected Thursday to mourn the decease of legendary filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta and callback their experiences of being directed by him.
Sharing a throwback achromatic and achromatic photograph with the precocious filmmaker from 1 of his shoots, Bollywood seasoned Deepti Naval posted connected Facebook: “Very saddened to perceive astir the abrupt demise of our beloved dear Buddhadev Dasgupta – 1 of the finest directors of Bengali cinema. I had the bully luck of moving with him successful a Hindi movie called ‘Andhi Gali’ and since person had a immense respect for Buddhadeb Dasgupta not lone arsenic a good manager but besides arsenic an highly delicate writer and a wonderful, gentle quality being. My deepest condolences to Buddha Da’s household – I commune that his psyche remainder successful peace.”
Bengali movie superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee tweeted successful Bangla: “One by 1 arsenic if everybody is getting mislaid somewhere. Buddhadeb Dasgupta was a renowned sanction not lone of Indian cinema but satellite cinema. I person been fortunate capable to enactment with him successful 2 of his films and portion accompanying him to assorted movie festivals, I learnt however overmuch his cinema is valued astatine the planetary level. I consciousness arrogant for being a Bengali. Buddhadeb Dasgupta was a large quality being also. May you remainder successful peace. You volition proceed to past done your works.”
Rituparna Sengupta posted connected Facebook: “Really bittersweet to cognize that the doyne of Indian cinema has near for a heavenly abode…such a devastating clip for each of us… I grew up seeing his films similar Grihojuddho voraciously watching the iconic performances by Mamata Sankar, Anjan Dutta and Gautam Ghose…. that clip I was not adjacent a teen but my uncle who is simply a doc gave maine insights astir this immense filmmaker Buddhadeb who was each acceptable to marque a quality successful the society…
“I personally was privileged to play the pivotal relation successful Mondo Meyer Upakhyyan which made maine germinate arsenic an histrion and threw airy connected immense perspectives an histrion should beryllium knowing successful this craft…He was a perfectionist and precisely demanded the champion retired of his actors…Mondo Meyer Upakkhan was a pugnacious telephone for maine and I was wholly drained and exhausted aft I did that relation envisioned by the manager of planetary repute ….it was the archetypal commencement of my vocation and playing and handling a sheer heavyweight of a prostitute and a parent kept maine sleepless nights successful a row…just reasoning however to get my enactment right,” she added.
“…He was a taskmaster and his cinema spoke volumes of his genius and craftsmanship… He was a torchbearer of his procreation and galore much to come. He had this fondness for the magic airy which lone had a precise abbreviated beingness during the dusk and the dawn … Buddhadeb Dasgupta appreciated my films aboriginal excessively and ever told maine helium would emotion to enactment with maine again … My astir favourite films of Buddhadeb Dasgupta are …Bagh Bahadur Grihojuddho, Uttara, Tahader Katha, Charachar…An epoch is gone with him… Rest In Peace,” she further wrote.
Actor Rahul Bose shared successful an Instagram post: “This is simply a tribute to #BuddhadevDasgupta who passed distant today. Mithunda and I made ‘Kaalpurush’ with him – 1 of my astir satisfying films (and performances) of my career. Buddhadeb was portion poet, portion filmmaker. You could spot that successful the mode helium approached cinema, successful the stories helium wrote, the mode his movies were photographed, his usage of sound.
“Working connected ‘Kaalpurush’ was challenging, engrossing. It was a delicate movie with tenderness and extent moving done it similar 2 champion friends. It took clip for maine to recognize Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s benignant of direction. But erstwhile we understood each different the narration flowed with ease. Sensitive, emotionally acute, with an impish consciousness of humour, we gradually got to cognize the different better,” helium recalled.
“But much than the filming of ‘Kaalpurush’ what I volition miss much is evenings spent with him during shooting, astatine movie festivals – successful Kolkata, Bombay, Berlin, Toronto. Eating, drinking, walking caller streets, talking, sharing ideas and ever laughing, his consciousness of humour ever acceptable to bubble retired successful a conversation. It’s a cliche erstwhile radical walk distant that we accidental – ‘he / she / they volition beryllium missed’. But for those who genuinely emotion cinema these words volition ne'er beryllium truer than now. My thoughts and wishes spell retired to his household and loved ones,” the histrion concluded.
Bengali movie histrion Sudipta Chakraborty shared successful an Facebook post: “Poet and Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta is nary more!! In the station Ray-Ghatak era, helium was 1 of the astir celebrated, sought after, respected, treasured and valued Indian (and Bengali) Filmmaker successful the International Diaspora.”
“I’ve been fortunate capable to person worked successful 2 of his films… #MondoMeyerUpakhyan and #Kalpurush. It is so an irreparable nonaccomplishment for Indian and Bengali movie manufacture and World Cinema astatine large, of course. We knew that he’s been suffering from wellness issues since agelong but we each were hoping that helium would combat back, volition travel backmost to the shooting level again and acquisition america different masterpiece soon… But…. that ne'er happened!! May your psyche remainder successful bid Buddha da. My heartfelt condolences to Buddhadeb’s household and friends,” she added.
Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal posted connected Instagram: “Sorry I americium astatine a nonaccomplishment of words and person not been capable to speech to anyone – apologies to my friends successful Press. I grew up watching his films successful Delhi erstwhile I was a kid astatine assorted movie festivals and connected Doordarshan. These films included Bagh Bahadur, Uttara, Tahader Kotha and galore others. Mithun Chakraborty successful Tahader Kotha was beyond bonzer and the movie and his show won National Awards. Before I became an actor, I was a filmmaker’s fan.
“For a regular Bengali, Buddhadeb was the deity of cinema and helium leaves down a large bequest of films. He was successful a league of his own. Not successful my wildest dreams could I person imagined that astatine immoderate constituent successful my career, I would really get to enactment with him and fortunately oregon unluckily I would get to prima successful his past works and helium wanted to marque different 1 with me,” Chandan expressed.
“He (Buddhadeb) archetypal called maine for Tope erstwhile I was successful Venice Film Festival, helium asked maine conscionable 1 thing, Will you beryllium comfy acting with monkeys?! That was the genius to me. And one was atop a histrion for 2 weeks acting with monkeys. He was a writer and helium had a definite mode of explaining a scene. He was a pugnacious manager and a antheral of perfection. He changeable his films similar helium was a poet. When I did his movie Urojahaj, I was with him for a period and a half. He directed the movie connected a wheelchair. His kidneys were failing and helium was connected dialysis. Yet, helium made it to the sprout each time and completed the film. I recovered it amazing. What a volition power!” the histrion added.
“He (Buddhadeb Dasgupta) meant to marque yet different movie with me, which ne'er happened. The top trophy for maine is that aft we finished shooting Urojahaj helium told me, Chandan, you merit an grant for this and you person outperformed my expectations which was uncommon successful his dictionary. I bid him farewell. I deliberation helium shaped maine arsenic an creator and deflected maine to different orbit. I volition miss you Buddhada. In indebtedness for the creation you taught maine implicit the past 4 years. Farewell sir! Yours Truly Goja (in Tope) Bachchu (in Urojahaj) #auteur,” Chandan concluded.
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