Basu Chatterjee

#Basu Chatterjee ! Now you have become a star of the Almighty to twinkle and shower your blessings always as you did through your films which are most consequential in today's time. But saddened that the world would never see those middle-of-the-road cinema ever again.

Today, when we humans are shut in a room understanding our very own existence we would miss all what you tried imparting and teaching through the lenses. #chotisibaat #khattameetha #baatonbaatonmein #piyakaghar. All about Us. All about middle class values. All about relationships and love. Your films were uproarious and rib-tickling. Yet compassionate and considerate.

You were exploratory and original in your subject. #shaukeen #chamelikishaadi. And, knew how to take work from talented stars like @anilskapoor #pankajkapur.

About a decade ago when corporates entered filmmaking business, we too planned to understand this intriguing creative field. However we wanted to be in the era of 70s 'subject movie'. Your kind. I remember we visited your flat in Mumbai and had a great chat. Your sweet and humble wife was concerned about you and said in lovely #bengali tone "ye aar filim nahin korega, abi bohut hua". You could not stop laughing and said, 'Abhi bahut cinema bachha hai karne ko'. You made tea for us. Aapke haath ki chai. Always cherish those memories.

I pay my gratitude to you Basu da. And share the lines of gurudev "ekla cholo re" as we all have an individual journey to fulfill. Long live your cinema. Pranaam and Shraddhanjali.

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