Kamaleshwar Mukherjee

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Kamaleshwar Mukherjee
Born Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter, Actor
Known for Meghe Dhaka Tara
Chander Pahar

Kamaleshwar Mukherjee is a Bengali film director and ad maker. As of March 2013, he directed four movies. In the film Meghe Dhaka Tara, Mukherjee dealt with Bengali film director Ritwik Ghatak's time spent in a mental asylum.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mukherjee is a physician by training. But, he came to the profession of advertisement making and then film making.[2][3]


After working as an advertisement maker, Mukherjee wrote (dialogue/screenplay) Amit Sengupta's film Natobor Notout in 2010. His directorial debut, the well acclaimed film Uro Chithi was released in 2011. This film interwoven 12 text messages with 12 different characters, combining shades of life spanning across 12 months. His next venture was Meghe Dhaka Tara, inspired by the life of Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak and attempts to portray that period of the life of Ghatak when he was admitted into a mental asylum for treatment. His next film is Chander Pahar, based on a novel of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay released in December 2013.[1][2] He was also a member and active stage actor of Kolkata based theatre group "Chetona".


Year Film Director Writer Actor Notes
2010 Natobor Notout Yes
2011 Uro Chithi Yes Yes
2013 Meghe Dhaka Tara Yes Yes * Centenary Award at International Film Festival of India, Goa 2013
* Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the Best Director at International Film Festival of Kerala , 2013
* NETPAC Award International Film Festival of Kerala , 2013
2013 Chander Pahar Yes * Nominated for Filmfare Awards East for Best Director – Bengali
* Zee Bangla Gourab Somman Award for Best Director
* Kalakar Awards for Best Director
2013 Mishawr Rawhoshyo Yes As Sadat Manto (Cameo)
2014 Obhishopto Nighty Yes As a news reporter (Cameo)
2014 Khaad Yes As Rajib, a trekker
2014 Force Yes
2015 Mahabharat Yes

Awards and Nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s Trip To South Africa For Chander Pahar, Starring Dev". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Kamaleshwar Mukherjee (Interview): URO CHITHI Bengali Movie is about deleting SMS messages from mobile of a software engineer". WBRi. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kamaleswar Mujherjee". Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Awards at IFFK 2013". The New Indian Express. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Chander Pahar
  6. ^ Chander Pahar
  7. ^ Chander Pahar

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