Kamaleshwar Mukherjee

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

Kamaleswar Mukherjee is a Bengali film director and ad maker. As of April 2017, he directed six movies. The two most noteworthy films he made till date are Chander Pahar (Mountain of Moon) and Meghe Dhaka Tara. Two films : Amazon Obhijaan (Adventure in Amazon - a sequel to Chander Pahar and Mukhomukhi (Mirror) are in post production stage. His other films are Urochithi (Stray letters) and Khawto (The Wound).

Personal life[edit]

Kamaleshwar Mukherjee is a physician by training, and an alumnus of the Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, when it was affiliated with the University of Calcutta. He moved on initially to the profession of advertisement making and then film making.He is trained in photography and computer graphics too.

Career[edit]

Kamaleswar Mukherjee is a physician by training, and an alumnus of the Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, when it was affiliated with the University of Calcutta. He moved on initially to the profession of advertisement making and then film making. After working as an advertisement film maker, Mukherjee wrote (dialogue/screenplay/songs) for 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 and works 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. Meghe Dhaka Tara was the most critically acclaimed film in Bengali film circuit that won the IFFI Centenary award. His next film is Chander Pahar, based on a novel of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay released in December 2013.Chander Pahar is the second costliest film made in Bengali language and is still the biggest blockbuster in the history of Bengali cinema. The film is shot in Africa and stars Dev, the biggest male star in Bengal. He also made a film Khawto starring Prasenjit Chatterjee, another big star from Bengal. Kamaleswar's ongoing film project is the highest budget film in Bengali film history called Amazon Obhijaan which was shot in Brazil and is in the post production stage. He also recently shot a film called Mukhomukhi. He is an active play writer and director and founder member of Kolkata‐based theatre group "Shailushik.

Filmography[edit]

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
Chander Pahar Yes * Nominated for Filmfare Awards East for Best Director – Bengali
* Zee Bangla Gourab Somman Awards for Best Director
* Kalakar Awards for Best Director
2014 Obhishopto Nighty Yes As a news reporter (Cameo)
Khaad Yes As Rajib, a trekker
Force Yes
2015 Arshinagar Yes As Salim Saab,a music teacher
13 Number Tarachand Lane Yes Yes A Zee Bangla Originals Release
2016 Khawto Yes Yes
2017 Mukhomukhi Yes Yes
Champ Yes
Amazon Obhijaan Yes Yes
Cockpit Yes Yes

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards at IFFK 2013". The New Indian Express. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Chander Pahar

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