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Basu Chatterjee Death: 7 best movies of the legendary filmmaker
Basu Chatterjee passed away earlier today at the age of 93. The ace filmmaker has given us some of the most stellar films to look back upon from the 1970s-1980s. Today, as we remember him, let’s go down memory lane and have a look at some of his most precious works, which will be passed on to generations to watch.
7 Best Basu Chatterjee Films
‘Piya Ka Ghar’ (1972)
Basu Chatterjee focused on the dynamics of a newlywed couple in this film. ‘Piya Ka Ghar’ explores the difficulties a just married couple is facing trying to find privacy in a cramped Mumbai Chawl house which the couple shares with the groom’s whole family.
‘Rajnigandha’ was inspired by the popular Mannu Bhandari short story ‘Yahi Sach Hai’. In this, Basu Chatterjee spoke about the dilemma of a young woman struggling with her feelings for two men – the man whom she loves and is about to get married to and an old love. The film showed the struggles of a middle-class woman perfectly.
‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1976)
Basu Chatterjee opens up about how a timid accountant in a decent enough job, needs not just a little luck but also some training to impress a girl whom he wants to date and get hitched to later on. Stellar performances make this film not only relatable but even a fun watch.
Basu Chatterjee’s timeless outing became an instant hit for its near-to-heart content. ‘Chitchor’ is based on a Bengali story, ‘Chittachakor’ by Subodh Ghosh. The film shows how a boy goes from the cities to the village and falls in love with a belle there. The societal pressure around their love is all the story is about.
‘Khatta Meetha‘ (1978)
‘Khatta Meetha’ is a gem of a story about a delightful middle-aged Parsi widower and widow. Both have their grown-up kids but they have fallen in love and want to get married at this elder age. Will they be able to get all their extended family to come together to agree upon the wedding.
‘Baton Baton Mein’ (1979)
Basu Chatterjee shows how falling in love for a second time after getting hurt badly in the first time is difficult for many, while at the same time, it is also easy for a lot of people also. Having a string of mellifluous songs, this movie was a gem for all the people wanting some realism in the commercial cinema.
An impish comedy which was remade a few years back by Akshay Kumar as well. The film revolves around three amorous oldies who are competing for the attention of a gorgeous young girl whom they end up meeting during a vacation.
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