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     1'''Tarun Majumdar (b. 1932)''' 
     4Bengali director born in Bogra, now 
     5Bangladesh. Moved to Calcutta in 1946. Trained 
     6as a scientist. Assistant director at Rupasree 
     7Studio (1952-9), then made advertising films. 
     8Début with Kanan Devi’s film unit. Formed 
     9the Yatrik Film collective with Dilip Mukherjee 
     10and Sachin Mukherjee (1959-63, including his 
     11first four films). His Palatak, credited to Yatrik 
     12and produced by V. Shantaram, marked the 
     13comedian Anup Kumar’s change to a heroic 
     14image. The film was remade in Hindi as Rahgir. 
     15With his best-known film, the romantic musical 
     16Balika Bodhu, revitalised the genre of the 
     17rustic lyrical melodrama assisted by Hemanta 
     18Mukherjee’s music and one song hit originally 
     19from D.L. Roy. Made some 70s hits such as 
     20Nimantran, Phuleshwari and a Hindi remake 
     21of Balika Bodhu, causing a renewed 80s 
     22interest in the theme of the country-city divide 
     23as representing a conflict of morality, with 
     24Dadar Kirti. It has, however, proved 
     25unsuccessful with later films, e.g. Parasmoni, 
     26Agaman et al. Changed genre for the Rajen 
     27Tarafdar-scripted Sansar Simantey. One of 
     28the last commercial Bengali directors to trace 
     29his ancestry to Debaki Bose, P.C. Barua, 
     30Bimal Roy and 50s art-house cinema (cf. 
     31Tapan Sinha) rooted in popular Bengali 
     32literature: e.g. Ganadevata, based on a 
     33Tarashankar Bannerjee novel. Explicitly refers 
     34to this tradition in the opening song of 
     35Phuleshwari, contrasting his simpler populism 
     36with ‘Godard and Satyajit Ray’. 
     38FILMOGRAPHY:''' 1959: Chaowa-Pawa; 1960: 
     39Smriti Tuku Thak; 1962: Kancher Swarga; 
     401963: Palatak; 1965: Alor Pipasa; Ek Tuku 
     41Basa; 1967: Balika Bodhu; 1969: Rahgir; 
     421971: Nimantran; 1972: Shriman Prithviraj; 
     431974: Phuleshwari; Thagini; 1975: Sansar 
     44Simantey; 1976: Balika Badhu; 1978: 
     45Ganadevata; 1979: Shahar Theke Dooray; 
     461980: Dadar Kirti; 1981: Meghmukti; Khelar 
     47Putul; 1983: Amar Geeti; 1985: Bhalobasha 
     48Bhalobasha; Aranya Amar (Doc); 1986: 
     49Pathbhola; 1988: Parasmoni; Agaman; 1990: 
     50Apon Amar Apon; 1991: Path-o-Prasad; Sajani 
     51Go Sajani; 1994: Kothachilo; Akuha Katha.