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Bhanu Bannerjee (1920-83)

Bengali comedian, born in Dhaka (now Bangladesh). Political activist associated with the terrorist group Anushilan in the Dhaka Dist., and after the Quit India movement with the Revolutionary Socialist Party. Later founded the Kranti Shilpi Sangha with writer (later film- maker) Salil Sen, staging the latter’s landmark play Natun Yahudi (1951, filmed 1953) about East Bengal refugees for fund-raising and propaganda on their behalf in Calcutta. Briefly a government employee and then a film extra (Jagran). Broke through playing the voluble East Bengali businessman in Nirmal Dey’s Basu Parivar, developing his trade mark: an idiosyncratic use of East Bengali dialect. One of Bengali film’s most prolific comic actors, often partnering Jahar Roy?. The duo were sometimes billed in the titles themselves (e.g. Bhanu Pelo Lottery, Bhanu Goenda Jahar Assistant). Continued as stage actor, e.g. Adarsha Hindu Hotel (1953) and esp. in Star Theatre productions (e.g. Shamoli, Tapasi, Parineeta, Dak Bungalow). Directed the play Jai Mahakali Boarding (1979). Associated with folk Jatra companies Sushil Natya and Mukta Mancha.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1947: Jagran; 1949: Ja Hoy Na; 1950: Mandanda; Tathapi; 1951: Sey Nilo Bidaya; Anuraag; Setu; 1952: Chitta Banhiman; Basu Parivar; Pasher Bari; 1953: Sharey Chuattar; Boudir Bone; Kajari; Natun Yahudi; Keranir Jiban; Sabuj Pahar; Harilakshmi; Bana Hansi; Sosur Bari; Rami Chandidas; Lakh Taka; Bastab; Bou Thakuranir Haat; Adrishya Manush; 1954: Atom Bomb; Moner Mayur; Ora Thake Odhare; Satir Dehatyaag; Vikram Urvashi; Kalyani; Ladies’ Seat; Jagrihi; Mani-Aar- Manik; Sadanander Mela; Barbela; Chheley Kaar; Nilshari; Bhanga-Gara; Balay Gras; 1955: Bratacharini; Bandish; Nishiddha Phal; Sanjher Pradeep; Chatujye-Banrujye; Rani Rashmoni; Sajghar; Chhoto Bou; Aparadhi; Durlav Janma; Bir Hambir; Jyotishi; Joymakali Boarding; Dashyumohan; Bhalobasha; Ardhangini; 1956: Mahanisha; Tonsil; Shubharatri; Savdhan; Ekti Raat; Asamapta; Mamlar Phal; Manraksha; Rajpath; Suryamukhi; Govindadas; Maa; Daner Maryada; Taka-Ana-Pai; Amar Bou; 1957: Louha-Kapat; Andhare Alo; Natun Prabhat; Kancha-Mithey; Basanta Bahar; Ogo Sunchho; Jiban Trishna; Ek Gaon Ki Kahani; 1958: Yamalaya Jibanta Manush; Manmoyee Girls’ School; Nupur; Bhanu Pelo Lottery; Kalamati; Swarga Martya; Daktar Babu; Surya Toran; 1959: Nauka Bilash; Pushpadhanu; Bhranti; Chhabi; Nirdharita Silpir Anupastithi Tey; Sonar Harin; Mriter Martye Agaman; Personal Assistant; 1960: Sakher Chor; Hospital; 1961: Swayambara; Raibahadur; Mr & Mrs Choudhury; Bishkanya; Kanchanamulya; Kathin Maya; Kanamachi; 1962: Atal Jaler Ahwan; Bodhu; Mayar Sansar; Abhisarika; Dada Thakur; 1963: Dui Bari; Barnachora; Sat Bhai; High Heel; Bhranti Bilas; Dui Nari; Akash Pradeep; Hashi Sudhu Hashi Noy; Shreyasi; 1964: Jiban Kahini; Deep Nebhey Noy; Binsati Janani; 1965: Dolna; Alor Pipasa; Mahalagna; Ek Tuku Basa; Raj Kanya; Pati Sansodhini Samiti; Devatar Deep; Abhoya-o- Srikanta; Gulmohar; Mukhujey Paribar; Tapasi; Kal Tumi Aleya; 1966: Galpa Holeo Satti; Mayabini Lane; Shesh Tin Din; 1967: Ashite Ashio Na; Hathat Dekha; Kheya; Miss Priyambada; 1968: Apanjan; Baghini; Chowringhee; Garh Nasimpur; Pathe Holo Dekha; Rakta Rekha; 1969: Shuk Sari; Dadu; Maa-o-Meye; Sabarmati; 1970: Pratham Kadam Phool; Aleyar Alo; Sagina Mahato; Rajkumari; 1971: Bhanu Goenda Jahar Assistant; Ekhane Pinjar; Malyadaan; Maha Biplabi Aurobindo; Pratham Basanta; 1972: Stree; 1973: Bindur Chheley; Nishi Kanya; Roudra Chhaya; 1974: Sangini; Swikarokti; 1975: Harmonium; Nishi Mrigaya; Priya Bandhabi; Swayamsiddha; 1976: Nidhi Ram Sardar; Nandita; Asadharan; Ek Je Chhilo Desh; 1977: Abirvab; Ramer Sumati; 1979: Devdas; Shahar Theke Dooray; 1980: Bancharamer Bagan; Bhagya Chakra; Darpachurna; Priyatama; Pipasa; Sondhi; Matribhakta Ramprasad; 1981: Pratishodh; Father; Kapal Kundala; Subarnalata; 1982: Raj Bodhu; Amrita Kumbher Sandhaney; Matir Swarga; Prafulla; Bijoyini; Preyasi; 1984: Shorgol; Achena Mukh; 1986: Jiban; 1987: Nadiya Nagar; 1993: Amar Kahini.

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