Sunday, January 26, 2014

Talat's Cinema Notes - Watch Basu Bhattacharya's Art Film "Anubhav" at Na-ee Manzil ... Na-ee Raahein !!

             I have always been a great fan of Basu Bhattacharya (1934-1997), especially his classic 1971 Urdu Art Film "Anubhav" (Experience) which became the first of his Film Trilogy showcasing marital discord and dysfunctional marriages (Anubhav 1971, Avishkar 1973, Griha Pravesh 1979 ).

Excerpt from Wikipedia's page about the movie Anubhav (Experience):
Anubhav (English: Experience; Hindi: अनुभव) is a 1971 Hindi film by noted director Basu Bhattacharya, which stars Sanjeev Kumar, Tanuja Samarth and Dinesh Thakur as leads. The film was the first part of Basu Battacharya's introspective trilogy on marital discord in an urban setting, which included Avishkaar (1973) and Griha Pravesh (1979); and went on to win the 1972 National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film and started a trend later picked even by the mainstream cinema.[1] The film Anubhav is also remembered for playback singer, Geeta Dutt's finest songs composed by music director Kanu Roy and mesmerizing lyrics by the legendary Indian Urdu Song Writer  Gulzar,  for songs including
 Mayree JaaN!! Mujhay Jaa Naa Kaho Mayree JaaN!
(capital N denotes the nasal 'n' sound or "Noon Ghunna" )
Koee Chupkay Say Aa-kay and
Mayraa Dil Jo Mayraa Hotaa [2]
Manna Dey's riveting song "Phir kaheeN koee Phool Khilaa"

Excerpt from Wikipedia's page about Basu Bhattacharya:
Basu Bhattacharya (1934–1997) was a Hindi film director,[2][3] most famous for his 1966 film Teesri Kasam, starring Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman (based on a short story - "Maare Gaye Gulfam" by Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1967; he also produced Sparsh in 1985 starring Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah, which won the Filmfare Best Movie Award and the most famous box office hit and critically acclaimed film directed by him remains Avishkaar starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore which received five stars in Bollywood Guide "Collections"[4] and Rajesh Khanna received Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1975. In 1981 he was a member of the jury at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[5]
He started his career in 1958 by assisting, Bimal Roy in films like, Madhumati and Sujata and later married, Bimal Roy's daughter, Rinki Bhattacharya, much to Bimal Roy's disapproval. This created a rift between him and his mentor.[6][7] The couple had a son Aditya Bhattacharya (director), and two daughters: Chimmu and Anwesha Arya (a writer). Later after much domestic abuse, his wife Rinki moved out in 1983, and the couple formally divorced in 1990. Rinki went on to write an anthology on Domestic Violence in India, titled, Behind Closed Doors – Domestic Violence in India and became a successful writer, columnist and documentary filmmaker.[8]


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