Basu Chatterjee

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Date of Birth : 10 January 1930
Birthname : NA

Mini Biography :
Basu Chatterjee (born January 10, 1930 in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India) is a noted Indian film director. His films are very similar to those of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Like Mukherjee, he built his plots on middle-class lives.

Some of his best films are Dillagi, Chitchor, Choti Si Baat, Khatta Meetha. In Chitchor, K. J. Yesudas renders the beautiful songs: Jab Dip Jale Aana…, Gori tera Gaon Bada Pyara… He has directed many Bengali films. He has also directed the Detective Series for Doordarshan Byomkesh Bakshi.


Filmography :

As Director :

  1. Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha (2007)
  2. Prateeksha (2006)
  3. Gudgudee (1997) (as Basu Chatterji)
  4. Triyacharitra (1994)
  5. “Byomekesh Bakshi” (1993) TV Series
  6. Hamari Shaadi (1990)
  7. Durga (1989)
  8. Kamla Ki Maut (1989)
  9. “Kakaji Kahin” (1988) TV Series
  10. Zevar (1987) (as Basu Chatterji)
  11. Sheesha (1986)
  12. Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986)
  13. Bhim Bawani (1986) (TV)
  14. Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986) (TV)
  15. Kirayadar (1986)
  16. “Darpan” (1985) TV Series
  17. “Rajani” (1985) TV Series
  18. Lakhon Ki Baat (1984) (as Basu Chatterji)
  19. Pasand Apni Apni (1983)
  20. Hamari Bahu Alka (1982)
  21. Shaukeen (1981)
  22. Apne Paraye (1980)
  23. Man Pasand (1980)
  24. Manzil (1979)
  25. Baton Baton Mein (1979)
  26. Do Ladke Dono Kadke (1979)
  27. Jeena Yahan (1979)
  28. Prem Vivah (1979)
  29. Ratnadeep (1979)
  30. Chakravyuha (1978)
  31. Dillagi (1978) (as Basu Chatterji)
  32. Khatta Meetha (1978)
  33. Tumhare Liye (1978)
  34. Priyatama (1977)
  35. Safed Jhoot (1977)
  36. Swami (1977)
  37. Chitchor (1976)
  38. Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
  39. Rajnigandha (1974)
  40. Us-Paar (1974)
  41. Piya Ka Ghar (1972)
  42. Sara Akash (1969)

As Producer :

  1. Zevar (1987) (producer) (as Basu Chatterji)
  2. Lakhon Ki Baat (1984) (producer) (as Basu Chatterji)
  3. Pasand Apni Apni (1983) (producer)
  4. Baton Baton Mein (1979) (producer)
  5. Us-Paar (1974) (producer)
  6. Girl Friend (1960) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Gudgudee (1997) (dialogue) (as Basu Chatterji) (screenplay) (as Basu Chatterji)
  2. Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) (dialogue) (screenplay)
  3. Lakhon Ki Baat (1984) (dialogue) (as Basu Chatterji) (screenplay) (as Basu Chatterji)
  4. Hamari Bahu Alka (1982) (dialogue) (screenplay)
  5. Dillagi (1978) (dialogue) (screenplay) (as Basu Chatterji)
  6. Khatta Meetha (1978) (dialogue) (screenplay)
  7. Swami (1977)
  8. Chitchor (1976) (dialogue) (as Basu Chatterji) (screenplay) (as Basu Chatterji)
  9. Rajnigandha (1974) (dialogue) (screenplay)
  10. Piya Ka Ghar (1972) (dialogue)
  11. Sara Akash (1969) (screenplay)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1991 Won Filmfare Award Best Screenplay
for: Kamla Ki Maut (1989)

1980 Won Filmfare Award Best Film – Critics
for: Jeena Yahan (1979)

1978 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Swami (1977)

1975 Won Filmfare Award Best Film – Critics
for: Rajnigandha (1974)

1972 Won Filmfare Award Best Screenplay
for: Sara Akash (1969)

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