wiki:Hemchandra Chunder

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Hemchandra Chunder (b. 1907) Aka Hem Chunder.

Hindi-Bengali director. Début in B.N. Sircar’s International Filmcraft. Acted in Prafulla Roy’s silent Chasher Meye (1931). Major films with New Theatres, where he was its principal Hindi director (1935-48) in its attempts to enter the Western Indian market. Second film, Karodpati, was one of Saigal’s best-known musicals. Anath Ashram?, starring Prithviraj Kapoor and scripted by novelist Sailajananda Mukherjee, made an influential intervention in the Bengali genre of the literary melodrama. Turned independent producer in collaboration with actress Meera Mishra (H.M. Prod.).

FILMOGRAPHY: 1935: Karwan-e-Hayat; 1936: Karodpati; 1937: Anath Ashram; 1939: Jawani Ki Reet/Parajay?; 1941: Pratisruti; 1942: Saugandh; 1943: Wapas; 1944: Meri Bahen; 1948: Pratibad/Oonch? Neech; 1949: Bishnupriya; 1952: Chhoti Maa; 1954: Chitrangada; 1955: Madh Bhare Nain; Teen Bhai; 1956: Bandhan; 1958: Manmoyee Girls’ School; 1960: Natun Fasal. Chunder, Krishan see Chander, Krishan (1914-77)

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