Tarun Majumdar

Bengali Indian film director who is known for his work in Bengali cinema.

Tarun Majumdar (born 1931) (also often credited as Tarun Mazumdar) is a Bengali Indian film director who is known for his work in Bengali cinema. He received four National Awards, seven BFJA Awards, four Filmfare Awards, and an Anandalok Award. In 1990, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award.

He alongside Sachin Mukherji and Dilip Mukherji, under the screen name Yatrik, made his directorial debut with the 1959 Bengali film Chaowa Pawa starring Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar in leads. He received his first National Award for the 1962 Bengali film Kancher Swarga. He also garnered wide critical acclamation for his directorial ventures such as Palatak (1963), Nimantran (1971), Sansar Simante (1975), and Ganadevata (1978). He received a National Award, a BFJA Award, and a Filmfare Award for Nimantran (1971). Ganadevata (1979) won him a National Award and a Filmfare Award. He made blockbusters such as Balika Badhu (1967), Kuheli (1971), Shriman Prithviraj (1973), Fuleswari (1974), Dadar Kirti (1980), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), and Apan Amar Apan (1990). Sandhya Roy starred in twenty of his films. Moushumi Chatterjee, Mahua Roychoudhury, Ayan Banerjee and Tapas Paul were introduced by him on the silver screen.

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