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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.
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