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  • Modhu Bose

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    44Bengali and Hindi director-scenarist born in Calcutta; grandson of the historian R.C. Dutt. Studied at Shantiniketan and Bidyasagar College, Calcutta, under [[Sisir Bhaduri]]. Entered film briefly as actor at [[Madan Theatres]] (1923). Assisted J.J. Madan on the making of Turki Hoor (1924); assisted on [[Himansu Rai]]’s [[Prem Sanyas (1926)|Prem Sanyas]] (1925). Went to London and assisted cameraman Baron Gaetano Ventigmilia on a Hitchcock film for Balcon/Gainsborough (1926; probably The Mountain Eagle) and worked briefly with Karl Freund at UFA (probably on Lang’s Metropolis, 1925). Shot a Burmese film for the London Film Company, Rangoon, in 1927.  
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    6 Started the Calcutta Amateur Players (CAP) theatre group (1927). Production manager and actor in [[Prapancha Pash]] (1929). Married actress [[Sadhona Bose]]. Early films produced by Madan Theatres. Made Khyber Falcon for the [[Punjab Film Corp]]. in Lahore. Best-known work for Bombay-based [[Wadia Movietone]] and [[Sagar]]. Developed an influential generic hybrid from [[Rabindranath Tagore]]’s ballets (Dahlia) and Khirode Prasad Vidyavinode’s [[Alibaba]], both starring his wife, [[Sadhona Bose]]. Made Orientalist song-dance-adventure spectaculars, indigenous variants of British 19th C. Ruritanian comedies (Selima, [[Kumkum]], [[Raj Nartaki]]) and several Tagore adaptations. After 1936, when the CAP turned professional, concentrated mainly on stage work, e.g. [[Niranjan Pal]]’s Zarina, Manmatha Ray’s The Dreams of Omar Khayyam. Also film biographicals of Girishchandra Ghosh, Michael Madhusudhan Dutt and Swami Vivekananda. Wrote autobiography: Amar Jeeban (1967). 
     6Started the Calcutta Amateur Players (CAP) theatre group (1927). Production manager and actor in [[Prapancha Pash]] (1929). Married actress [[Sadhona Bose]]. Early films produced by Madan Theatres. Made Khyber Falcon for the [[Punjab Film Corp]]. in Lahore. Best-known work for Bombay-based [[Wadia Movietone]] and [[Sagar]]. Developed an influential generic hybrid from [[Rabindranath Tagore]]’s ballets (Dahlia) and Khirode Prasad Vidyavinode’s [[Alibaba]], both starring his wife, [[Sadhona Bose]]. Made Orientalist song-dance-adventure spectaculars, indigenous variants of British 19th C. Ruritanian comedies (Selima, [[Kumkum]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Nartaki|Raj Nartaki]]) and several Tagore adaptations. After 1936, when the CAP turned professional, concentrated mainly on stage work, e.g. [[Niranjan Pal]]’s Zarina, Manmatha Ray’s The Dreams of Omar Khayyam. Also film biographicals of Girishchandra Ghosh, Michael Madhusudhan Dutt and Swami Vivekananda. Wrote autobiography: Amar Jeeban (1967). 
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