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Film Directed by Ritwik Ghatak - Ritwik Ghatak (Paperback) Loot Price: R208 Discovery Miles 2 080
Film Directed by Ritwik Ghatak - Ritwik Ghatak (Paperback): Books Llc
Film Directed by Ritwik Ghatak - Ritwik Ghatak (Paperback): Books Llc

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Ritwik Ghatak (Bengali:, Rittik (Kumar) Ghok; 4 November 1925 6 February 1976) was a Bengali Indian filmmaker and script writer. Ghatak's stature among Indian film directors is comparable to that of Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen. Ritwik Ghatak was born in Dhaka in East Bengal (now Bangladesh). He and his family moved to Calcutta (now Kolkata) in West Bengal just before millions of other refugees from East Bengal began to flood into the city, fleeing the catastrophic Bengal famine of 1943 and the partition of Bengal in 1947. Identification with this tide of refugees was to define his practice, providing an overriding metaphor for cultural dismemberment and exile that unified his subsequent creative work. The 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, which led to more refugees fleeing to India, was to also have a similar impact on his work. In 1948, Ghatak wrote his first play Kalo sayar (The Dark Lake), and participated in a revival of the landmark play Nabanna. In 1951, Ghatak joined the Indian People's Theatre Association ( IPTA ). He wrote, directed and acted in plays and translated Bertolt Brecht and Gogol into Bengali. In 1957, he wrote and directed his last play Jwala (The Burning). Ghatak entered the film industry with Nemai Ghosh's Chinnamul (1950) as actor and assistant director. Chinnamul was followed two years later by Ghatak's first completed film Nagarik (1952), both major break-throughs for the Indian cinema. Ghatak's early work sought theatrical and literary precedent in bringing together a documentary realism, a stylized performance often drawn from the folk theatre, and a Brechtian use of the filmic apparatus. Ghatak's first commercial release was Ajantrik (1958), a comedy-drama film with science fiction themes. It was one of the earli... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1399746


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2010
First published: May 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-21605-7
Barcode: 9781156216057
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-21605-2

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