KAUSHIK GANGULY

Over the past ten years or so, things have changed a lot in in regional cinema in India. The new generation of filmmakers have managed to make their mark, churning out stories never narrated before; making Bengali cinema truly international, while never losing the traditional or cultural touch. Kaushik Ganguly is one such person. His films have always been based on sensitive issues that instantly touch the soul of the audiences. Be it ‘Bishorjon’, ‘Chotoder Chobi’, ‘Nagarkirtan’ or ‘Cinemawala’; Kaushik’s realistic approach delivers utmost perfection to any story line and screenplay. The prolific director comes with the art of portraying the best essence of cult cinema which can last in memories for decades to come. 
He has been rewarded by the Indian National Film Award several times. His film ‘Arekti Premer Golpo' (Just another love story) has been selected in the Panorama section of the Berlin film festival 2010. He has been awarded with UNESCO FELLINI award in IFFI 2016 for the film ‘Cinemawala’.

The South African International Film Festival

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