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Bappaditya Bandyopadhyay

Bappaditya Bandopadhyay
Bappaditya Bandopadhyay
Born (1970-08-28) 28 August 1970 (age 43)
Occupation Director
Years active 2003–present

Bappaditya Bandopadhyay or Bappaditya Banerjee (Bengali: বাপ্পাদিত্য ব্যানার্জী; born 28 August 1970) is an Indian director and poet.

He is the recipient of the Most Promising Director award for the year 2003, by the BFJA (Bengal Film Journalists' Association). His second feature film Silpantar (Colours of Hunger) was premiered at the Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria. The film was selected in the competitive section of the International Film Festival Bratislava in 2003. It was the only Indian film other than Devdas selected at the 2003 Helsinki International Film Festival. Debashree Roy won the Kalakar Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.

Bappaditya Bandopadhyay’s first feature film Sampradan (The Offering of the Daughter) was selected in the competitive section of the 6th Dhaka International Film Festival, 2000. The film won three major awards in the categories of Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Female Playback Singer in the BFJA Awards that year. It also won the Dishari Award in the category of Best Music Director.

His third feature film Devaki, starring Perizaad Zorabian and Suman Ranganathan, two Bollywood actresses, in English and Hindi was released in 2006. The film was selected and screened at the Indian Osean section of the 7th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival. The film was in the competition section in the Temecula Valley International Film Festival and the Idaho International Film Festival. It also won the Best Feature Film Award at the Asheville Film Festival.[1]

Kantatar, the fourth feature film directed by Bandopadhyay was selected in the Asian competition of the 7th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival. The film was also screened at the Raindance Film Festival in London.

Bandopadhyay also directed a television serial, Anandanagarir kathakata, on the architectural history of Kolkata for the Bengali television channel Alpha Bangla. His documentary on the tribal masks was broadcast by Doordarshan.

His latest film, Kagojer Bou, based on the novel of the same name by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, will release in 2010.

Bandopadhyay is also a poet. His published works include Pokader Atmiyasajan (Friends and Relatives of the Insects). He writes regularly on the various aspects of modern cinema.[2]


The following is the list of films directed by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay. For many of these movies, Bappaditya Bandopadhyay is also credited for the story, screenplay:


Year Film Language Cast
1999 Sampradan Bengali Anasua Majumder, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Joy Sengupta, Papia Adhikari, Indrani Haldar
2002 Silpantar Bengali Subhasish Mukherjee, Debashree Roy, Nemai Ghosh
2005 Devaki Hindi Perizaad Zorabian, Suman Ranganathan, Ram Kapoor
2006 Kantatar Bengali Sreelekha Mitra, Rudranil Ghosh, Sudip Mukherjee, Nemai Ghosh
2007 Kaal Bengali Chandreyee Ghosh, Sandhya Shetty, Dola Chakraborty, Samapika Debnath, Rudranil Ghosh
2009 Houseful[3] Bengali Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rimjhim Gupta, Nitya ganguly, Rwita Datta Chakraborty, Sreelekha Mitra
2011 Kagojer Bou Bengali Paoli Dam, Rahul, Priyanka, Rimjhim, Joy Sengupta. Bratya Basu, Gargi Roy Chowdhury, Nandini Ghoshal
2012 Elar Char Adhyay Bengali Indraneil, Paoli Dam, Dipankar Dey, Barun Chanda, Rudranil Ghosh, Arunima Ghosh, Nitya Ganguly, Vikram Chatterjee
2013 NAYIKA SANGBAD Bengali Arunima Ghosh, Indraneil Sengupta, Mumtaz Sorcer, Locket Chatterjee


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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