Sachin Bhowmick

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Sachin Bhowmick
শচীন ভৌমিক
Born (1930-07-17)17 July 1930
Died 12 April 2011(2011-04-12) (aged 80)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Screenwriter, director
Years active 1958–2008

Sachin Bhowmick (Bengali: শচীন ভৌমিক; 17 July 1930[1] – 12 April 2011) was an Indian Hindi film writer and director. Writing was his main work and he wrote stories or screenplays for over 94 films.[2][3] He was also a regular contributor to Ultorath, a Bengali magazine on cinema.

Writing highlights[edit]

He started his writing career with the screenplay for Mohan Segal's Nargis starrer Lajwanti in 1958.[2]

1960s[edit]

In the 1960s he was associated with several hits such as Anuradha (1960), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film, Ayee Milan Ki Bela, Jaanwar (1965), Love in Tokyo (1966), Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966), An Evening in Paris (1967), Bhramachari (1968), Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969) and Aradhana.

1970s[edit]

In the 1970s he had successes including Aan Milo Sajna (1970), Caravan (1971), Be-Imaan (1972) Dost (1974), Khel Khel Mein (1975), Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977), Gol Maal (1979).

1980s[edit]

His films in the 1980s include Karz (1980), Do Aur Do Paanch (1980), Bemisal (1982), Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981), Nastik (1983), Andar Baahar (1984), Saaheb (1985) and Karma (1986). He also co-wrote the Tamil comedy movie Thillu Mullu (1981), a remake of his own film Gol Maal.

1990s[edit]

He continued in the 1990s with hits including Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Koyla (1997), Soldier (1998), Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) and Taal (1999).

2000s[edit]

In the 2000s, he has continued with the hits Koi Mil Gaya, Kisna and Krrish (2006).

Direction[edit]

He directed only one film, Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore starrer Raja Rani in 1973, which was also written by him.

Personal life[edit]

He married and later divorced actress Kalpana.[4]

In 2003 Bhowmick filed a defamation case against Barbara Taylor Bradford after she had sued him for copyright infringement regarding a TV soap opera.[5][6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Associations[edit]

Has worked for several films for each of the following producers/directors:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aradhana writer Bhowmick passes away
  2. ^ a b Dubey, Bharati (13 April 2011). "'Gol Maal' screenplay writer Sachin Bhowmick dies". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Rajiv Vijayakar (Apr 22, 2011). "Pen & Pleasure: Sachin Bhowmick". Financial Express. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  4. ^ DNA - Limelite - Gone with the wind, again - Daily News & Analysis
  5. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-104082880.html
  6. ^ ARTS BRIEFING - Writers at war

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