Death Anniversary: ​​The first film got the Cannes Award, 11 Filmfare Awards, such was the journey of director Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy started showing issues related to society in his films. Music composer Salil Chaudhary gave him his first break in Hindi films for ‘Do Bigha Zameen’.

Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy… it is not just a name. He has been such a person whose one film created panic in the whole world. This great director of Hindi cinema has made such films, which people still cannot think of. Bimal Roy made many films in Bengali and Hindi language. Some of his selected films include Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh and Bandini. These are some of his films which were awarded under different categories. Today is his death anniversary. Today we are remembering all the films from this great man and personality. So come join us on this journey-

Bimal Roy was evicted from Zamindari

Bimal Roy was born on 12 July 1909. He was born in a landlord family. His father had died suddenly, after which there was discord in his house and due to family dispute he had to be evicted from the zamindari. However, this proved to be a turning point B in his life. After studying, he went to Calcutta to do something in films. Gradually he learned work and then started making his own films. You can guess the popularity of Bimal Roy from the fact that Madhubala was sorry for not working in his film.

Bimal Roy started showing issues related to society in his films. Music composer Salil Chowdhary gave him his first break in Hindi films for ‘Do Bigha Zamin’. The story of this film was also written by Salil Chowdhary and he also introduced actor Balraj Sahni to Bimal Roy for the main lead. The very first film of his career made him so famous overnight that you cannot guess. This was the film that put Bimal Roy at the forefront of the queue. This film came in the year 1950. The film was awarded the International Award at Cannes.

His film received a lot of appreciation at the international level.

This film was dedicated to the farmers. The film was also highly appreciated at the international level and this film won many awards. After watching this film, actor Raj Kapoor said, ‘Why I could not make this film. Even after the next thousand years, if the list of India’s best films is made, then this film will definitely be included in it.

Director Bimal Roy received 11 Filmfare and National Awards apart from the Cannes Award. In the year 1958, his film ‘Madhumati’ received 9 Filmfare Awards. It is also surprising that this record remained in his name for 37 years. Due to cancer, he said goodbye to this world in the year 1965 at the age of just 55 but immortalized Hindi cinema forever.

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