Rituparno Ghosh (Aug 31, 1963 – May 30, 2013)the Bengali Film director started his career as a creative artist in advertisement agency after a degree in economics
Films Directed by Rituparno Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh's Debut Film ''Hirer Angti'' was released in 1992
''Unishe April''(1994)his second film was released and won the 1995 National Film Award for Best Feature Film and Debashree Roy won the National Award for Best Actress
Dahan (Crossfire) (1997)was his 3rd film for which Rituparno Gosh won National Film Award for Best Screenplay and Rituparna Sengupta and Indrani Halder shared the National Film Award for Best Actress in 1998 for this film
Asukh won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali
Bariwali(The Landlad)(2000)portrayed a lonely withdrawn widow (Kirron Kher) who rents her house for a film production, and fantasises about the charming director, letting go her long-suppressed desires. Kher won National Film Award for Best Actress and Sudipta Chakraborty won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Utsab(The Festival)(2000) is a family drama which is portrayed on a background of Durgapuja,WB's biggest festival
Titli(Butterfly)(2002)tells the story of a developing adolescent, played byKonkana Sen and the sensitivity of a teenager, and also the portrayal of the mother-daughter relationship
Chokher Bali(Sand in the Eye)(2003)won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali
The Last Lear(2007)starring Amitabh Bachchan,Preity Zinta,Arjun Rampal,Divya Dutta,Shefali Shah and Jisshu Sengupta
The film won the National Award of India for Best Feature Film in English in 2007 and Shefali Shah won the National Award of India for Best Supporting Actress
Khela(2008)starring Prasenjit Chatterjee and Manisha Koirala in the lead roles.The film is about a director's desire to make a film with a boy who he thinks is just perfect for the role
Sob Charitro Kalponik(All Characters are Imaginary)(2009)starring Prasenjit Chatterjee and Bipasha Basu in the lead roles won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali
Abohomaan(The Eternal)(2010)starring Deepankar De,Mamata Shankar,Ananya Chatterjee,Jisshu Sengupta and Riya Sen.Rituparno Ghosh and Ananya Chatterjee won 2010 National Award for Best Direction and Best Actress for this film
The movie is a Period Film set in the 1920s Based on a Novel by Rabindranath Tagore of the same name
Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish(2012)starring Rituparno Ghosh and Jisshu Sen Gupta is based on the story of Chitrangada from the Mahabharata . It tells the story of a choreographer who is struggling with his gender identity.
The film won the Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards
Sunglass starring Madhavan,Konkana Sen and Raima Sen is a forthcoming Hindi Film directed by Rituparno Ghosh.
The film is a satirical comedy about the 7-year itch between a husband (Madhavan) and wife (Konkana Sen)) and how their life turns topsy-turvy with the entry of what seems to be an ordinary pair of antique sunglasses
Films Acted by Rituparno Ghosh and directed by Others
Arekti Premer Golpo(Just Another Love Story)(2010)starring Rituparno Ghosh,Indraneil Sen Gupta,Jisshu Sengupta and Raima Sen and directed by Kaushik Ganguly.This film will also be the first film on homosexuality
Memories in March(2011)the English Film starring Rituparno Ghosh,Raima Sen and Deepti Naval and directed by Sanjoy Nag is the effective exploration of a situation wherein a bereaved mother comes to terms with the fact of her son’s sexual identity.
In his career spanning almost two decades he won 12 national and some international awards