Maya Darpan and Tarang director Kumar Shahani passes away | Bollywood News

Veteran filmmaker Kumar Shahani handed away on Friday in Kolkata. He was 83. Recognized for movies like Maya Darpan and Tarang, the filmmaker was a FTII Pune alumni. All through his six-decade profession, Shahani directed movies like Khayal Gatha (1989), and Kasba (1990).

His movie Maya Darpan, primarily based on the quick story by Hindi author Nirmal Verma, received the Nationwide Movie Award for Greatest Characteristic Movie in Hindi. 

Shahani had opened up about Maya Darpan in 2022 when the movie marked its golden jubilee. In an interview with Arvind Das, he stated, “What I needed to do was to take note of the best way our traditions are surviving in in style artwork. Each folks and in style artwork at all times have epic parts. Even pulp literature is a distortion of the epic type. When Maya Darpan was made, the Euro-American response was enthusiastic.”

He additionally directed Char Adhyay in 1997, impressed by Rabindranath Tagore’s novel. The movie portrays a gaggle of younger intellectuals and revolutionaries throughout the Bengali Renaissance of the Thirties and Forties.

Shahani was born in 1940 in Larkana, Pakistan. He studied political science and historical past between 1958 and 1962. Later, he attended movie faculty and acquired a scholarship to review at IDHEC in Paris. He was additionally acknowledged as a trainer and cinema theorist. His assortment of essays, titled The Shock of Need and Different Essays, revealed by Tulika Books in 2015, contained 51 essays.

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