A new book titled ‘Basu Chatterji: And Middle-of-the-Road Cinema’ has been released, which chronicles the life and times of the veteran Indian filmmaker Basu Chatterjee. The book is written by Aniruddha Bhattacharjee, an award-winning author, and has been published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI). The book takes readers behind the scenes of some of Chatterjee’s most memorable films, such as ‘Chitchor’, ‘Sara Aakash’, ‘Khatta Meetha’ and ‘Baton Baton Mein’. It provides insights into Chatterjee’s filmmaking style and the cultural and social context in which his films were made.
The essence of the book:
The book provides a comprehensive analysis of Chatterji’s approach to filmmaking, his influences, and the impact he had on Indian cinema. It also examines the socio-cultural context in which middle-of-the-road cinema emerged in India in the 1970s, and its significance in shaping the country’s cinematic landscape. The book takes readers on a journey behind the scenes of some of Chatterjee’s most iconic films, including ‘Chitchor’, ‘Sara Aakash’, ‘Khatta Meetha’, and ‘Baton Baton Mein’. Through a detailed analysis of Chatterjee’s films, the book offers insights into his unique approach to filmmaking and the cultural and social context in which his movies were made. Published by Penguin Random House India, the book is a must-read for fans of Basu Chatterjee and anyone interested in Indian cinema.
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