Anil Ganguly, Indian film director and screenwriter, Died at 82


Anil Ganguly died on Jaunary 15, 2016.

He was an Indian film director and screenwriter.

Anil worked in Hindi cinema from 1970s to the 1990s.

Ganguly was best known for Jaya Bhaduri starrer, Kora Kagaz (1974) and Tapasya (1975), both of which won the National Film

Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Ganguly other noted film was Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh starred Saaheb (1985).

Later in is career, Anil made several actions films, mostly with Mithun Chakraborty.

Gangulay started his career making literary adaptations with strong female roles and themes of marital discord.

His 2nd, film Kora Kagaz his adapted Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay’s story “Saat Paake Bandha”, previously adapted into a Bengali film by the same name.

The movie’s female lead Jaya Bhaduri won Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role.

His 3rd film was Tapasya (1975) with Raakhee as lead was produced by Rajshri Productions, and was based story by Ashapurna Devi.

The actress Raakhee, won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role.

Anil later adapted Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel Parineeta as Sankoch (1976), with Sulakshana Pandit and Jeetendra as leads.

His next movie called Humkadam, again starring Raakhee, and made in 1980, was an adaptation of Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar.
Anil Ganguly last major film was Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh starred Saaheb (1985).

In the late part of his career, he shifted to making action and thriller films with Mithun Chakraborty and a few Bengali films.

Ganguly last directorial venture was Bengali film Kiye Para Kiye Najara (1998) with Tapas Pal, and Debashree Roy.
He had 2 children.

His daughter, Rupali Ganguly is film and theatre actress.

His son, Vijay Ganguly is a director and choreographer.

Anil Ganguly passed away at 82 yrs old.