Atanu Ghosh

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Atanu Ghosh
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Kolkata, West Bengal, India
OccupationFilm director, screenplay writer

Atanu Ghosh is a National Award [1] winning filmmaker.


Right from his debut feature film, Atanu's films have been widely shown in most prominent film festivals across the world. Winner of numerous national and international awards, his works reflect an urge for exploring unique complexities of human behaviour pitted against the backdrop of rapidly changing society. His films are known for perceptual precision and economy of expression.

After completing post-graduation in journalism from the University of Calcutta, Ghosh started his career in 1996 as scriptwriter and director of documentary films. Thereafter, he branched out to fictional serials and telefilms.

He received the Doordarshan National Award for Best Children's telefilm Aar ek Bampi in 2002. Another telefilm, Akashchhoan, was selected for the 10th International Kolkata Film Festival, 2004. Sumitra Online was selected for the Telesamman Award for the Best Telefilm of 2005, and Asamapto for Best Direction in 2006. Megh Brishti Rodh fetched him the coveted RAPA Award for Best screenplay. He was awarded the prestigious Shyamal Sen Smriti Samman in 2008.

Ghosh wrote a play for National School of Drama, New Delhi entitled "Ruh-ba-Ruh" directed by Kaushik Sen. He has directed some 23 telefilms. Ghosh has also worked as scriptwriter and editor for many eminent directors. Also, he has directed over 30 documentary and corporate films for many reputed organisations. His debut feature film, Angshumaner Chhobi (2009) was selected in the Indian Panorama of the International Film Festival of India (2009) as well as in Competitive Section, was awarded the prestigious Aravindan Puraskaram for the Best debut film of 2009, the Lankesh Chitra Prashasti (Karnataka State Award for India's Best Debut Director ) Bengal Film Journalist Award as well as Audience Award (Rainbow Film Festival, London) besides 13 other national and international awards. Takhan Teish was his second film, which was released in 2011. It was screened at film festivals in Shanghai, Osaka and other places. His third film Rupkatha Noy (2013) was nominated for the FIPRESCI Award[2] for Best Indian Film 2013, was officially selected in many film festivals including Shanghai International Film Festival,[3]

Dhaka International Film Festival and many others. It received four Filmfare Awards[4] including Best Film (Critics Choice), Best Actor (Critics Choice) - Soumitra Chatterjee, Best Debut Actress (Sohini Sarkar), Best Female Playback Singer (Anwesha Dutta Gupta). His fourth film, Ek Phaali Rodh (2014), had its World Premiere at Shanghai International Film Festival[5] in June 2014.

He received a National Film Award[6] in the Best Film category for his 2018 movie Mayurakshi. His sixth film Mayurakshi received four Filmfare Awards[7] including Best Film (Critics Choice), Best Actor (Critics Choice) - (Soumitra Chatterjee), Best Actor (Popular Choice)- (Prosenjit Chatterjee), Best Background Score (Debojyoti Mishra). Mayurakshi was awarded the prestigious Chitra Bharathi for the Best Indian Cinema Award of 2018,[8] the WBFJA (West Bengal Film Journalists' Association)[9] for Best Film, Best Actor (Soumitra Chatterjee), Best Actor (Prosenjit Chatterjee) besides 3 international nominations.


Feature films[edit]


The following is the list of telefilms directed by Atanu Ghosh. For all but one of these telefilms, Atanu Ghosh is also credited for the story and screenplay:

Year Film Language Cast & Note
2003 Disha Bengali Locket Chatterjee, Pijush Ganguly, Bhaskar Banerjee & Kamalika Banerjee.
2003 Weekend Bengali

Aparajita Auddy, Krishnakishore Mukherjee, Suchandra Chowdhury & Bhaswar Chatterjee.

2003 SHRISTICHARA Bengali Bhiswa Guha Thakurata, Sunil Mukherjee & Bhaskar Banerjee
2003 Amriter Putra Bengalil Locket Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Suman Banerjee (Selected in 2nd Kolkata Telefilm Festival)
2003 Akashchhoya Bengali Gargi Roychowdhury, Pijush Ganguly, Kamalika Banerjee (Selected in 2nd Kolkata Telefilm Festival. Selected in 10th Kolkata International Film Festival, 2004).
2004 700 Square Ft Bengali Badsha Moitra, Rudranil Ghosh, Rituparna Sen (Selected in 2nd Kolkata Telefilm Festival. Nominated as Best Telefilm of the year in the Anandolok Puraskar,2004).
2004 Sumitra Online Bengali Mamatashankar, Biswajit Chakrabarty, Goutam De (Winner of Telesamman for Best Telefilm of 2004)
2004 Gabhir Asukh Bengali Krishnakishore Mukherjee, Aparajita Auddy, Bhiswa Guha Thakurata, Debesh Roychowdhury.
2004 Kanta Bengali Swastika Mukherjee, Kaushik Sen, Sudipta Chakrabarty (Nominated for Best Actress (Swastika Mukherjee) in the Indo-Bangladesh Kala Music Awards, 2005)
2005 Deadline Bengali Parambrato Chatterjee, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Suchandra Chowdhury & Biswajit Chakrabarty
2005 Megh Bristi Rodh Bengali Kaushik Sen, Swastika Mukherjee, Badsha Moitra, Rajat Ganguly (winner of RAPA Award for Best screenplay)
2005 Manthan Bengali Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Mallika Majumdar, Diganta, Indrani Bose, Bhaskar Banerjee
2005 Asomapto Bengali Soumitra Chatterjee, Indrani Halder, Kaushik Sen, Bishwanath Bose .(Winner of Tellysamman for Best Direction 2006)
2005 Mishraraag Bengali Indrani Halder, Kaushik Sen, Badsha Moitra, Aparajita Auddy, Bhaskar Banerjee and Supriya Devi
2006 Aaro Ek Prithibi Bengali Indrani Halder, Badsha Moitra, Rajatava Dutta, Kanchana Moitra
2006 Aaloy Phera Bengali Indrani Halder, Shiladitya Patranobish (Winner of Tellysamman for Best Actress – Indrani Halder – 2007; Nominated for Tellysamman for Best Telefilm of 2007)
2006 Ankush Bengali Soumitra Chatterjee, Indrani Halder, Badsha Moitra, Parambrato Chatterjee(Nominated for Best Telefilm in Anandalok Puraskar 2007)
2007 Roopkatha Noy Bengali Kaushik Sen, Koninika Banerjee, Suchandra Chowdhury & Sourabh Das
2007 Parampara Bengali Goutam De, Arunodoy, Priyanka
2007 Premer Galpo Bengali Kaushik Sen, Indrani Halder, Biswanath Bose
2008 Adhara Madhuri Bengali Bhaswar Chatterjee, Neel Mukherjee, Aparajita Ghosh Das and Indrani Halder
2009 Parokiya 2000 Bengali Kaushik Sen, Anjana Basu, Kushal Chakrabarty


Notable films/serials/documentaries:

  • Banglar Swadeshi Gaan – a 3 episode series on the patriotic songs of Bengal to commemorate 50 years of Indian independence
  • Ebong Computer – a 10 episode fictional series on computers
  • Aatanka – a 40 min fictional film on AIDS awareness
  • Chalti Hawa – a 10 episode musical series on Bengali Band music
  • Goenda Poribar – a 52 episode fiction series
  • Icchedana – a 26 episode science fiction series for children
  • Ardhek Prithibi – a 26 episode fiction series
  • Abaak Prithibi – a 26 episode fiction series


  1. ^ National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali[circular reference]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Filmfare Awards East
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ 65th National Film Awards[circular reference]
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