Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Agradoot


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Feb 29, 2012, 2:05:10 PM (8 years ago)
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Lawrence Liang
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  • Agradoot

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     1'''Agradoot''' 
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     3Best-known instance of phenomenon unique to Bengali cinema: group of film technicians signing collectively as director. The Agradoot core unit, formed in 1946, consisted initially of Bibhuti Laha (cameraman born in 1915), Jatin Datta (sound), Sailen Ghosal (lab work), Nitai Bhattacharya (scenarist) and Bimal Ghosh (production). Bibhuti Laha was the driving force and after most of the other members had left the group, he continued directing under the Agradoot name while working as a cinematographer under his own name. They made several commercially successful late 50s and 60s sentimental socials starring Uttam 
     4Kumar, esp. Agni Pareeksha (remade as 
     5Chhotisi Mulaqat, 1967) and the early colour 
     6production Pathe Holo Deri). Another hit, Lalu 
     7Bhulu, was remade as Dosti (1959). Other 
     8film-makers who passed through the group 
     9include Saroj De, Salil Dutta and Aravind 
     10Mukherjee. Other well-known collectives 
     11include Sabhyasachi (cf. Ajoy Kar), Agragami, Yatrik, Chitra Rath and Chitra Sathi. 
     12 
     13[[Glossary]] 
     14[[Director]]