Monday, August 22, 2011

Samir Chanda: Rest in Peace

Samir Chanda, the ace art director, as well as production designer, passed away last Thursday.
His sudden death has left a huge vacuum in Indian films.
Apart from his well-known Bollywood films, he had left his mark in Bangla films too. He was a true Bangali at heart, and breathed life into several films using his eye for details, and aesthetic sensibility.
The Bangla films for which he will be remembered forever are:
Faltu (2005),
Kalpurush (2005),
Ek Nadir Galpo (2008),
Moner Manush (2010),
Mukti (2011).

1 comment:

  1. I am amongst the lucky few who have see Samir Chanda's debut film as a director, the Bangla film named "Ek Nadir Galpo", and it's really sad that he could not get a commercial release for the film in the country. I hope the tussle or complication regarding its release & distribution gets sorted out soon, and may it be seen by all; that'd be the real tribute to him.
    I loved the film because of the wings of poesy that it was bestowed upon by the superb visualization of the powerful & poignant narrative. It boasts of Mithun Chakraborty's superlative performance.