Bimal Roy

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Date of Birth : 12 July 1909
Date of Death : 7 January 1966

Mini Biography :
Bimal Roy(July 12, 1909–January 7, 1966) was one of the most successful Hindi film directors of all time. He is particularly noted for his 1955 work Devdas, which starred Dilip Kumar as the lead. Roy was born in Dhaka, East Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh).

Bimal Roy entered the field of cinema as a camera assistant. During this time, he assisted director P.C. Barua on the hit 1935 movie Devdas, starring K.L. Saigal. In the 1940s and 1950s Roy was part of the parallel cinema movement in post-war India. He was famous for his romantic-realist melodramas that took on important social issues while still being entertaining. He was a filmmaker of great and in-depth understanding of human strengths and weaknesses.


Filmography :

As Director :

  1. Gautama the Buddha (1967)
  2. Benazir (1964)
  3. Life and Message of Swami Vivekananda (1964)
  4. Bandini (1963)
  5. Prem Patra (1962)
  6. Immortal Stupa (1961)
  7. Parakh (1960)
  8. Sujata (1959)
  9. Madhumati (1958)
  10. Yahudi (1958)
  11. Devdas (1955)
  12. Baap Beti (1954)
  13. Biraj Bahu (1954)
  14. Naukari (1954)
  15. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
  16. Parineeta (1953)
  17. Maa (1952)
  18. Pehla Aadmi (1950)
  19. Mantramugdhu (1949)
  20. Anjangarh (1948/I)
  21. Anjangarh (1948/II)
  22. Hamrahi (1944)
  23. Udayer Pathey (1944)
  24. Bengal Famine (1943)
  25. Tins for India (1941)
  26. Radio Girl (1929) (as B. Roy)

As Producer :

  1. Do Dooni Char (1968) (producer)
  2. Benazir (1964) (producer)
  3. Bandini (1963) (producer)
  4. Prem Patra (1962) (producer)
  5. Kabuliwala (1961) (producer)
  6. Parakh (1960) (producer)
  7. Usne Kaha Tha (1960) (producer)
  8. Sujata (1959) (producer)
  9. Madhumati (1958) (producer)
  10. Apradhi Kaun? (1957) (producer)
  11. Parivar (1956) (producer)
  12. Amaanat (1955) (producer)
  13. Devdas (1955) (producer)
  14. Naukari (1954) (producer)
  15. Do Bigha Zamin (1953) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Biraj Bahu (1954) (scenario)
  2. Parineeta (1953) (scenario)
  3. Tathapi (1950)
  4. Hamrahi (1944) (screenplay)
  5. Udayer Pathey (1944) (screenplay)

As Editor :

  1. Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (1963)
  2. Nartakee (1963)
  3. Deedar (1951)
  4. Mahal (1949)

As Cinematographer :

  1. Hamrahi (1944)
  2. Udayer Pathey (1944)
  3. Meenakshi (1942)
  4. Tins for India (1941)
  5. Abhinetri (1940)
  6. Haar Jeet (1940)
  7. Badi Didi (1939)
  8. Bardidi (1939)
  9. Abhagin (1938)
  10. Abhigyan (1938)
  11. Mukti (1937/I)
  12. Mukti (1937/II)
  13. Devdas (1936)
  14. Grihadah (1936)
  15. Manzil (1936)
  16. Maya (1936/I)
  17. Maya (1936/II)
  18. Daku Mansur (1934)
Nomination And Awards
Cannes Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1960 Nominated Golden Palm for: Sujata (1959)

1955 Nominated Golden Palm for: Biraj Bahu (1954)

1954 Won International Prize for: Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

Nominated Grand Prize of the Festival for: Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1964 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Bandini (1963)

Best Film
for: Bandini (1963)

1961 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Parakh (1960)

1960 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Sujata (1959)

Best Film
for: Sujata (1959)

1959 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Madhumati (1958)

Best Film
for: Madhumati (1958)

1956 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Biraj Bahu (1954)

1955 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Parineeta (1953)

1954 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

Best Film
for: Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

National Film Awards, India
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1954 Won Certificate of Merit for: Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

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