Debalina Majumder is a writer, director, cinematographer and a producer. Her works include a lot of genres like music videos, documentaries, short movies, corporate films, travelogues, experimental and tale films.
Debalina was born on July 4, 1972, in Kolkata, West Bengal. At Jadavpur University, she completed her degree in Comparative Literature. She focuses on gender inequality, environment issues, etc. She also writes for different newspapers as well as magazines, occasionally. Her first movie as a director was Sarr..rr..ra (joy run) released in the year 2004. She was also the cinematographer of this movie.
Debalina directed Bombagarh Natya Company in the year 2005. It was a fantasy telefilm. In the children-oriented film, there was a wonderland called Bombagarh where a tea stall owner boy helps an aspiring singer to solve a case as the policemen were afraid of ghosts. She wrote and directed A Stranger in a Bioscope which was released in 2005. It was a short documentary movie. The Broken Land was another film written and directed by Debalina, released in 2007. After the Indian Independence in 1947, Bengal was divided into different regions, West Bengal and another country Bangladesh. It shows the adverse effects of the partition in the area in a 3-minute long documentary.
In 2008, Debalina released Katha Monologues. It shows the struggle faced by transgenders. Habul & Co. was Debalina’s another project released in February 2009. The cast of this short TV movie included Abanti Chakraborty, Dola Chakraborty, Usashi Chakraborty, Puranjani Ghosh, and Debranjan Nag. In 2010, two films got released, Signature Film and Taar Cheye Se Anek Aaro (More Than a Friend). In 2013, ‘...Ebang Bewarish (...and the unclaimed)’ was released. It raises different questions like the taboos, non-acceptance of female regarding homosexual relationships. She was the writer as well as director of Ebang Bewarish.
In January 2017, Abar Jadi Iccha Karo, also known as If You Dare Desire was released. It showcased the deaths of two girls who were in love with each other, Swapna and the other one was Sucheta. They committed suicide because of the plight they had to go through since they had a same-sex relationship in the village of West Bengal, Nandingram. It was a tragic incident putting light on the unacceptable behaviour of people. They wrote a letter before committing suicide stating the reasons for not willing to live with such patriarchy. In SiGNS, 2014, Debalina’s film ‘...ebang bewarish’ got Documentary section Jury-special Mention. It was held on June 1, 2014, at Kerela, India.