Tarun Majumdar

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Tarun Majumdar (born 1931) (also often credited as Tarun Mazumdar) ( Torun Mojumdar) is a renowned Bengali Indian film director who makes films in Bengali and is notable for his depiction of Bengali culture and society. Many of his films are literature-based. He has recreated classics written by Bimal Kar, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, and Tarashankar Bandopadhyay on celluloid. Another feature of many of his films is the ample use of songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore to convey a range of emotions. Although often lacking in critical acclaim as some of his peers like Tapan Sinha, Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen, he has consistently produced box-office hits for over forty years.

Early years

Majumdar was born in Bogra, Bengal, now in Bangladesh. He studied at the renowned Scottish Church College of the University of Calcutta.Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008. page 591

His ex-wife is the famous Bengali actress Sandhya Roy.

Career

His early films were credited to Yatrik (phonetically Jatrik in Bangla). Yatrik was the screen-name of the trio of directors Tarun Majumdar, Sachin Mukherji, and Dilip Mukherji until 1963 after which each began to be credited separately. As Yatrik, the trio created well-known classics such as Chaowa Paowa in 1959, starring matinee idol Uttam Kumar and screen-diva Suchitra Sen,...
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