Kamaleshwar Mukherjee

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Kamaleswar Mukherjee
BornKolkata, West Bengal, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director, Screenwriter, Actor
Known forMeghe Dhaka Tara
Chander Pahar

Kamaleswar Mukherjee is a Bengali film director and ad maker. As of August 2018, he has directed nine movies. The two most noteworthy films of his are Chander Pahar (Mountain of Moon) and Meghe Dhaka Tara.

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 of Kolkata, when it was affiliated with the University of Calcutta. He transitioned from the medical profession to the advertising world, and then to film making. After working as an advertisement film maker, Mukherjee wrote dialogues, screenplays, and songs for Amit Sengupta's film Natobor Notout (2010).

His directorial debut, the well acclaimed film Uro Chithi was released in 2011. This film interwove 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. The film attempts to portray the period of Ghatak's life when he was admitted into a mental asylum for treatment. Meghe Dhaka Tara was the most critically acclaimed film in Bengali film circuit, and it won the IFFI Centenary award.

His next film is Chander Pahar (2013), based on a novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. 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, a popular Bengali actor. He also made a film Khawto, starring Prasenjit Chatterjee. In 2017, Mukherjee wrote and directed Amazon Obhijaan, the sequel to Chander Pahar. He also recently shot a film called Mukhomukhi.

Mukherjee is an active play writer, director and the founder member of Kolkata‐based theatre group "Shailushik.

Filmography[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
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 No * 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
Chaamp Yes Reporter Shantanu
Meghnad Badh Rahasya Yes
Cockpit Yes Yes
Soshibhushan Yes Soshi Babu
Amazon Obhijaan Yes Yes
2018 Kabir No No Yes IPS Dulal Roy Chattopadhyay
2018 Goodnight City Yes No

Bibliography[edit]

  • Amazon Obhijaan (Graphic novel), 2017, Bee Books[1][2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ India, Press Trust of (11 November 2017). "Amazon Obhijaan graphic novel launched" – via Business Standard.
  2. ^ "Amazon Obhijaan graphic novel launched". India Today.
  3. ^ "Awards at IFFK 2013". The New Indian Express. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Chander Pahar

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