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Chatterjee, Basu 1930-

Works: 43 works in 119 publications in 3 languages and 1,441 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Basu Chatterjee
Baton baton mein by Basu Chatterjee( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosie Perreira is an overly anxious widow, living with her guitar-obsessed son, Sabhi, and a lovely daughter, Nancy, who she would like to get married to a wealthy young man. Her helpful neighbor, Tom, introduces a young eligible Tony Braganza to Nancy in the 9:10 AM Western Railway local train from Bandra to Churchgate. Tom also asks Nancy to introduce Tony to Rosie, which she does. Rosie is initially apprehensive about him as he only drawing a mere Rs. 300, compared to Nancy's Rs. 700, but soon changes her mind when she finds out that after his probationary period he will draw a monthly pay of Rs. 1000, Nancy and Tom are permitted to meet and both eventually fall in love. While Nancy wants to follow her mother's directions and get married, Tony is hesitant, and this is what costs him Nancy's love, as she starts to feel that he will not come through with the marriage. And soon Rosie starts looking elsewhere for a son-in-law, while Tony is still reluctant to make any commitments
Kamla ki maut( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supposedly pregnant and unmarried Kamla shocks the neighborhood when she jumps to her death one day. Geeta and Charu, neighbors and friends of Kamla, then spend the night wondering if they might one day find themselves in a similar situation, while their parents recall the follies and misdeeds of their youths, and how close they each came to disaster. An astute look at love, pre-marital sex and relationships in modern India
Triyacharitra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daughter of poor parents was engaged to a man when she was 13. The man is away working in Calcutta. In the meanwhile, she befriends a truck-driver who promises her parents a huge amount of money. The girl is snatched away by her father-in-law and raped by him. But she is punished for his crime
Sara akash( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agra-based collegian Samar Thakur, lives in a joint family consisting of his dad, mom; brother Amar and his wife; as well as a married sister, Munni, who has been estranged from her husband. His parents force him to marry Prabha, who is a matriculate, much to his chagrin as this interferes with his future plans. The marriage does take place, and he soon finds that she is not only incompatible with him, but also not well versed in household chores, leading to arguments, abuse and neglect that may result in the end of this marriage
Tok jhal misti( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in Bengali and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilip and Mukund, both married with a child each, live in a building in the city of Kolkata. Both the families do not mix due to the difference in status. A new tenant moves into the building, inadvertently bringing trouble with her. The bubbling and warm Deepa barges into both the apartments and befriends the husbands, as their wives seethe with anger and jealousy. They decide to call on their relatives for help. This rigmarole brings Dilip and Mukund together; they have a common problem - their suspicious wives. The wives also come together, their common enemy being the youthful Deepa and their wayward husbands. Watch the movie to learn how this comic quagmire unfolds further
Lakhon ki baat( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freelance photographer, Alok Prakash, while photographing women hockey players in action, is hit by the puck, loses his senses and his hospitalized. His brother-in-law, a lawyer by the name of Prem Sagar, decides to capitalize on this accident, and to sue Alok's employer for a large sum of money, so that they can live comfortably for the rest of their lives. He explains his plan to Alok, and asks the rest of the family also to go on with this charade - with hilarious results - that will change their lives forever
Zevar( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in Hindi and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narendra is the owner of a newspaper that faces financial difficulties. His wife comes from a rich family and refuses to assist Narendra with his problems, and complains about his financial inadequacies all the time, and takes off to visit her family frequently. Financial difficulties compound to such an extend that Narendra may be forced to close his newspaper, and his health also suffers. Will his wife and her family help him now? Excellent acting scores from the entire cast
Shaukeen by Basu Chatterjee( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends, in their 60s, try to do everything that they couldn't do in their younger days - before death arrives
Pasand apni apni( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandeep Anand is a wealthy industrialist. He runs an organization, and falls in love with one of his employees named Geeta, who comes from a lower middle class family, and wants to marry a man in the same class. Sandeep convinces her that he works for Mr. Anand, and both fall in love. When Geeta and her family find out that Sandeep has been lying to them, they have him arrested for impersonation. When Sandeep convinces the police that he is indeed the real Sandeep Anand, he is released. When Sandeep attempts to woo Geeta back, she will have nothing to do with him, as he lied to her. Sandeep will now have to prove his love for Geeta all over again
Us-Paar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mohan is a college student and a slacker. His father asks him to come to their village home so that he can continue on with his studies without any interruptions, and also look after his ailing grandfather, while his dad goes out to travel to bring his mother back home. Mohan instead takes his camera and goes for long walks amongst the wilderness. One day he comes across a mela (fair) run by gypsies, and instantly falls head over heels in love with Kamli. He takes her photograph, rides on her carousel (merry go round), and they become friends. They meet in secret every day. When Mohan asks Kamli to marry him, she tells him that she is to marry Bhairo, part of the gypsy group, but she also indicates that she loves him. Mohan and Kamli plan to run away together. Kamli accordingly packs up and waits for Mohan to show up. But Mohan does not show up, instead Bhairo shows up and takes Kamli by force back to their camp. Will Kamli ever come to know why Mohan did not come as they had planned?
Chhoti si baat = Chotī sī bāta( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An endearing, lovable, comedy about a young man who walks the rocky path of love because his heart is true but timid."--Container
Rajnigandha( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deepa and Sanjay are a young couple with sharply different aspirations--while Deepa is seriously pursuing her Ph. D. Sanjay is relatively unambitious, content with his circumstances and his circle of friends. Deepa is required to go to Bombay for a job interview, where she meets new people with different lifestyles to which she is drawn. When she eventually returns to Delhi, familiar rajnigandha (tuberoses) are awaiting her--a gift that Sanjay always bestows, and she is comforted
Sārā ākāśa : paṭakathā by Rājendra Yādava( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes screenplay of a motion picture based on this novel
Khatta meetha( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Hindi and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy deals with the story of Homi Mistry a widower for several years who looks after his four sons and Nargis Sethna a widow who looks after her two sons and a daughter, and a large house. Soli, a common friend, suggests that the two get married, which would give a support for the two of them as well as the children and also a larger house to live in. They do get married, and hilarious chaos results, as the family and the children try to adjust with each other and fit in with their new family and surroundings
Dillagi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Hindi and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new Sanskrit teacher (Dharmendra) comes to teach at a girls' school. The chemistry teacher (Hema Malini) becomes annoyed at his style of teaching. He falls in love with her and tries to win her over
Swami( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in Hindi and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pampered young woman is forced to marry a widower and move into his large household. She cannot cope with her husband's overbearing stepmother and pines for the man she really loved and had to abandon
Chitchor( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story isn't set in the bustling city, but a small town called Madhupur, where Geeta (Zarina Wahab) lives with her aged parents. Her sister writes to them about a highly qualified engineer who is coming over to work on a construction project, and asks her parents to seek his hand for Geeta
Apne paraye( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Hindi and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is a social drama dealing with the problems of the joint family system. Chandernath an unemployed youth, his wife and children live jointly with their rich cousins. The rich cousins wives make snide remarks at Chandrantath and family and finally Chandranath leaves with his wife for their ancestral village. There they repair the old dilapidated house and try to live on their meager means. However the rich cousins are still not satisfied and they want to take away the village property share too. Chandranath bears all the brunt till one day the rich cousins realise Chandranath's worth, as he has developed the joint village property for their common interest. The family once again comes with in the fold of the joint family system
Kirayadar( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Laxmi Abhyankar and her employed daughter, Jaya, who live in a flat of Lucknow based Kundanlal Choudhury in Pali Hill area since last 15 years. Kundanlal's son Anil got a job in Bombay. His dad wants him to go and live with the Abhyankars, which he does. He falls in love with Jaya and both plan to get married soon. Kundanlal misses his son and re-locates to Bombay, and would like the Abhyankars to vacate the flat. Jaya and Laxmi refuse to vacate, and ask Anil to leave, which he does. Now both Anil and his father reside in a small room, and file a complaint in the local court to arrange to evict the Abhyankars, who have also sworn to fight this matter right to the very end
Gudgudee( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in Hindi and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajay Singh, while visiting Bombay alone to attend a wedding, tries to engage in an extramarital affair with his cousin's neighbor, with humorous results
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Basu Chatterjee 1930-

Basu Chatterjee director de cine indio

Basu Chatterjee Indiaas filmregisseur

Basu Chatterjee Indian film director

Basu Chatterjee indischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

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Basu Chatterji 1930-

Caṭarjī, Bāsu 1930-

Chatterji, Basu 1930-

Cyāṭārjī, Bāsu 1930-

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