Bimal Roy : This great director was the son of the landlord, set an example by making 'two bigha land'

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Bimal Roy... the name is enough. This is the name of the great director of Hindi cinema, whose only one film created panic all over the world. He has made many films in the Bengali and Hindi languages. Bimal Roy's movies include Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh, Bandini. These films were given awards in different categories. On his birthday, let's know some interesting things...



Bimal Roy was the son of the landlord

Bimal Roy was born on 12 July 1909. He belonged to a landlord family. After the sudden death of his father, there was a family dispute at his house due to which he had to be evicted from the zamindari. After his studies, he went to Calcutta to do some films. You can guess the popularity of Bimal Roy from the fact that Madhubala regretted not working in his film.


Bimal Roy showed issues related to humanitarian concerns through his cinema. Music composer Salil Choudhary was given his first break in Hindi cinema by Bimal Roy for 'Do Bigha Zamin'. Salil Chowdhury had also written the story of the film and introduced Balraj Sahni to Bimal Roy for the lead role. It was the same film that immortalized Bimal Roy. Two bighas of land came in 1953. In 1953, Bimal Roy's film Do Bigha Zameen was awarded the International Award at Cannes.

This film is not only a tremendous film dedicated to farming but also a scripture for the actors. It was also highly appreciated at the international level and won many awards. After watching the film, once Raj Kapoor said that 'why I could not make this film'. Even after the next thousand years, if the list of 100 best films of India is made, then this film will definitely be included in it.

Bimal Roy received 11 Filmfare and two National Awards besides international awards at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. Bimal Roy's illustrious films include 'Do Bigha Zamin', 'Parineeta', 'Biraj Bahu', 'Madhumati', 'Sujata', 'Devdas' and 'Bandini'.

In 1958, his film 'Madhumati' won 9 Filmfare Awards. This record remained in his name for 37 years. Bimal Roy, suffering from cancer, passed away in the year 1965 at the age of 55 and immortalized cinema forever.