Kumar Shahani, filmmaker of Maya Darpan and Khayal Gatha, dies at 83: Bollywood News

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Filmmaker Kumar Shahani, considered one of the pioneers of Indian parallel cinema, died in Calcutta on Saturday, February 24. He was 83 years old. With a career spanning six decades, Shahani directed some of the most critically acclaimed films, including Maya Darpan (1972), Tarang (1984), Khayal Gatha (1989) and Kasbah (1990).

Kumar Shahani, filmmaker of Maya Darpan and Khayal Gatha, dies at 83 Kumar Shahani, filmmaker of Maya Darpan and Khayal Gatha, dies at 83

Kumar Shahani, filmmaker of Maya Darpan and Khayal Gatha, dies at 83

Born on December 7, 1940 in Larkana, British India (now Pakistan), Kumar Shahani studied at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, where he was deeply influenced by the works of filmmakers such as Ritwik Ghatak and Jean . -Luc Godard. His films often explored complex cultural, social and political issues, reflecting his deep commitment to classical Indian arts and literature.

your movie Maya Darpan it won the National Film Award for Best Film in 1973. He also taught at several institutions, including the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, where he himself trained.

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