Birsa Dasgupta

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Birsa Dasgupta
Born2 November, 1979
Occupationfilm director
Known forShudhu Tomari Jonyo (2015)
Spouse(s)Bidipta Chakraborty

Birsa Dasgupta (Bengali: বিরশা দাশগুপ্ত; born 2 November 1979) is an Indian film director based in Tollywood.[1][2]

Early life and background[edit]

Born in Kolkata, his grandfather was noted documentary filmmaker Harisadhan Dasgupta, and grandmother was screenwriter Sonali (Senroy) Dasgupta, who later married Italian film director, Roberto Rossellini.[3] His father is film director Raja Dasgupta,[4] while his mother is television presenter and actress Chaitali Dasgupta.[5] Ribhu Dasgupta is his only brother. He did his class 10 from South End School and class 12 from Delhi.


Intending to learning film making, Dasgupta left his graduation midway and moved to Mumbai. Here he started assisting in serials and films. Thereafter, he started making fillers and promos for the newly established audiovisual division of publishing house, MiD DAY. In 2003, he became a unit director in Anurag Kashyap's film Black Friday (2004), though the film's release was stalled for further three years as it ran into troubles with Indian Censor Board. Nevertheless, the music video Dasgupta directed for the song Arey Ruk Ja Re Bandeh of the film soundtrack album, performed by band Indian Ocean, got him noticed.[4]

Dasgupta returned to Kolkata in 2005, realising he would prefer making films in his native Bengali, thus made he went on make Bengali telefilms, Ekti Romharshak Dakatir Golpo and K, both made in 2006 for Bengali music channel, Tara Muzik. The film instantly got him acclaim, though a telefilm, Ekti Romharshak Dakatir Golpo , even took part in the Thrissur International Film Festival.[4][6]

Eventually, Dasgupta made his feature film debut with, 033 in 2010. 033 is the STD code for Kolkata city, and the film was incidentally based on the theme of increasing youth migration outside Kolkata for career opportunities.[4]

Early life[edit]

Birsa married Bengali actress, Bidipta Chakraborty.[7] Meghla Dasgupta and Ida Dasgupta are his daughters.


Release date Title CBFC rating Composer Producer Cast Notes
Year Month Day
2010 March 5 033 U Chandrabindoo (band) Soumo Ganguly, Joy Ganguly Rudranil Ghosh, Parambrato Chattopadhyay
2011 November 25 Jaani Dekha Hobe Indradeep Dasgupta, Neel Dutt Namit Bajoria Parambrata Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Anjan Dutt, Roopa Ganguly, Mamata Shankar
2014 February 14 Obhishopto Nighty[8] Indraadip Das Gupta Shrikant Mohta Paoli Dam, Indraneil Sengupta, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Tanusree Chakraborty
July 4 Golpo Holeo Shotti Indraadip Das Gupta Birsa Dasgupta, Mahendra Soni Soham Chakraborty, Mimi Chakraborty, Rajatava Dutta, Saayoni Ghosh Remake of Pizza
2015 October 16 Shudhu Tomari Jonyo Arindom Chatterjee Shrikant Moht, Mahendra Soni Dev, Srabanti Chatterjee, Soham Chakraborty, Mimi Chakraborty Remake of Raja Rani
2016 7 Gangster Arindom Chatterjee Shrikant Mohta, Mahendra Soni Yash Dasgupta, Mimi Chakraborty
2017 April 14 One Arindom Chatterjee Prasenjit Chatterjee, Yash Dasgupta, Nusrat Jahan Remake of Thani Oruvan
September 8 Shob Bhooturey Subho Pramanik Shrikant Mohta, Mahendra Soni Abir Chatterjee, Sohini Sarkar, Ida Dasgupta
2018 August 10 Crisscross JAM8 Shrikant Mohta, Mahendra Soni Nusrat Jahan, Mimi Chakraborty, Jaya Ahsan, Sohini Sarkar, Priyanka Sarkar Based on novel of same name by Smaranjit Chakraborty
2019 June 21 Bibaho Obhijaan Jeet Gannguli Mahendra Soni Ankush Hazra, Nusrat Faria, Rudranil Ghosh, Sohini Sarkar, Anirban Bhattacharya, Priyanka Sarkar
2020 October Mafiadagger N/A


  1. ^ "Birsa Dasgupta - Biography - IMDb". Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Galpo Holeo Sotti is not plagiarized: Birsa Dasgupta". The Times of India. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ Joeanna Rebello (25 May 2008). "The Girl Who Turned Rossellini's Head". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Swagata Sen (16 January 2008). "Fresh takes : Simply Kolkata". India Today. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  5. ^ "The scandal that rocked Calcutta". The Telegraph. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Sex in the time of TV". The Telegraph. 1 July 2007. Archived from the original on 13 January 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Birsa Dasgupta: Scripting a new story". The Times of India. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  8. ^ Madhusree Ghosh (15 February 2014). "Movie Reviews: Obhishopto Nighty". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2014.

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