Dasgupta has emerged as a critic, famous writer, film connoisseur and a historian after days and years of working for his interest. Born on 20th of November 1921 to Manmathanath Dasgupta and Shantilata, Manmathanath was a Brahmo missionary and social worker. He started working as a teacher in St. Columba’s College, Hazaribagh and has also rendered his service as Personal Assistant to PC Mahalanobis at the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.
“He is one of the leading pioneers of film criticism in India,” says film industry. The idea of critic versions and judgements about movies were started then. Being very much engrossed in the cine industry and its functionality, he developed into a famous arbiter well known among the Bengali society. His 2000 articles on cinema were outmaneuvering and an extreme work of fine knowledge. Behind every great mind, there will always be a mastermind that frames does of elegance.
His book “The Cinema of
” has proven to be the best works on Satyajit Ray. The immaculate works of Satyajit Ray, also called as the legendary filmmaker, influenced Dasgupta to a greater extent. Chitananda studied Ray’s life with keen interest and a dawn of wisdom. After the world war, Calcutta was filled with American GI. Hollywood productions were featured most of everywhere.
In the year 1947, the Calcutta’s film society was co-founded by Dasgupta, Satyajit Ray and Bansi Chandra Gupta. In his early years, he was married to Supriya Das, niece of leading Bengali poet Jibanananda Das. Chidananda has also done translational works on Rabindranath Tagore, Manik Bandopadhyay and Jibananda Das. Chidananda and Supriya were blessed with a girl kid on 25th October 1945.
She was named
. She made her first debut in a movie Teen Kanya (3 Daughters) by Satyajit Ray, a close friend of her father. Aparna Sen has given outrageous victories in the film industry. Being a filmmaker, writer and an actress, she has been glorified by eight BJFA awards. She was honoured by our beloved Prime Minister with Padma Shri title.
Chidananda’s granddaughters Konkana Sen Sharma and Kamalini Chatterjee have also proved their nerves in the film industry. Konkana won the national award for Mr. and Mrs. Iyer directed by Aparna Sen. On 22nd May 2011; the magnificent legend met his end. He was 89. He was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He died in Kolkata on the 22nd night after a brief illness.