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     3'''Gautam Ghose, (b. 1950) 
     4'''Bengali director born in Faridpur, East Bengal 
     5(now Bangladesh). Father was a professor of 
     6English literature. Active in student politics in 
     7Calcutta. Freelance journalist and fringe theatre 
     8director. Made early documentaries as 
     9extension of his photojournalism. Influenced in 
     10this early practice by documentarist Sukhdev, 
     11who inspired him to do his own screenplays, 
     12camerawork, music and editing (in his early 
     13films). First feature, Maabhoomi, based on the 
     14Telangana uprising of 1941, imbues fiction with 
     15semi-documentary mode influenced by 
     16Solanas/Getino films of the 60s and by the folk 
     17Burrakatha form. Later moved to more 
     18conventional forms. Often places his stories in 
     19conditions of extreme social marginality, 
     20presented through his actors as physical, 
     21primitive and elemental battles of survival 
     22(Dakhal, Paar). Worked with the writings of 
     23Bengali novelist Kamal Kumar Majumdar (e.g. 
     24Antarjali Jatra). Most recent film Padma 
     25Nadir Majhi is an ambitious and expensive 
     26Indo-Bangladesh co-production adapting a 
     27classic novel by Manik Bandyopadhyay. Also 
     28directed a TV series adapting famous Bengali 
     29short stories (1986). Acted in Buddhadev 
     30Dasgupta’s Grihajuddha (1982), playing the 
     31reporter Sandipan who is killed, and composed 
     32the music for Agni Sanket (Sanjib 
     33Chattopadhyay, 1988). 
     36'''FILMOGRAPHY''': 1973: New Earth (Doc); 
     371976: Hungry Autumn (Doc); Chains of 
     38Bondage (Doc); 1979: Maabhoomi; 1981: 
     39Dakhal; Development in Irrigation (Doc); 
     401984: Paar; 1985: Parampara (Doc); 1986: 
     41The Land of Sand Dunes (Doc); A Tribute to 
     42Odissi (Doc); 1987: Ek Ghat Ki Kahani (Doc); 
     43Antarjali Jatra/Mahayatra; 1989: Sange 
     44Meel Se Mulaqat (Doc); 1990: Mohor (Doc); 
     451991: The Bird of Time (Doc); 1992: Padma 
     46Nadir Majhi; 1993: Patang.