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Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Born:30 Sep 1922
Died:27 Aug 2006

Hrishikesh Mukherjee filmography (Most recent movies)

Ghat Apghat (2013)- UnreleasedDirector, Lyrics, Story

Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998)Director, Producer, ScreenplayBuy

Namumkin (1988)Director, StoryBuy

Sutradhar (1987)ActorBuy

Jhoothi (1986)DirectorBuy

Coolie (1983)EditorBuy

Achha Bura (1983)Director

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Hrishikesh Mukherjee biography

Hrishikesh Mukherjee was born on September 30, 1922 in Culcutta. He graduated in Science and took up to teaching. He taught Mathematics and Science for a while before he left everything to join hindi films. He joined B.R.Sircar’s New theatres and worked as a cameraman and later as an editor.

Hrishi-da’s saw opportunities coming when he joined Bimal Roy and worked with him as an assistant director and editor for films like Do Bigha Zameen (1952), Parineeta (1953), Biraj Bahu (1954) and Devdas (1955). In 1957, Hrishikesh Mukherjee turned to direction and made his directorial debut with Musafir (1957). Despite being well-made and having many famous names, Musafir didn’t do very well at box-office.

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Hrishikesh Mukherjee was unbiased about the music directors for his films. The music composers were chosen as the films demanded. He had Shankar-Jaikishan for "Anari" and "Asli-Naqli", S.D. Burman for "Mili","Abhiman","Chaitali", R. D. Burman for "Gol-Mal","Naram Garam","Namak Haram", Madan Mohan for "Bawarchi", Salil Chowdhury for "Anand". Only the track-record speaks, how apt his selection was.By Dipen Guha

Hrishikesh Mukherjee was ambi-dextrous in making deep-delved serious issues as well as light-spirited comedies. We have "Satyakam","Anand""Namak Haram""Anupama""Abhiman" on one hand, and "Gol Maal","Bawarchi","Naram Garam", "Chupke Chupke"," Rang Birangi" on the the other. Witth equal skill he could generate gravity and glee. He knew the art of story-telling. For serious films he was not a tearjerker, and for comedy he was not a titilater. Both the diverse streams came up sponteneously.By Dipen Guha

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