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Name: Hrishikesh Mukherjee  
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Date of Birth: 30th September 1922
Place of Birth: Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Profession: Director
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee is one of the most famous Indian film directors. He worked with Bimal Roy in Calcutta as an editor. Later on, as a director, he created many immortal films like Anand, Abhiman, Guddi, Golmal, Ashirvad, Bawarchi, Satyakam, Namakharam and many more. His films have melodious songs and the music was often created by Sachin. Dev Burman. The films are realistic and unlike the other Bollywood films do not have crime, violence, and vulgarity. The stories are apparently simple but on analysis one can find the depth of meaning. He was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the Government of India, in 1999, for his contribution to Indian cinema. He also holds the distinction of working with almost all the top Indian stars since independence of India in 1947.

His last film was Jhoot Bole Kauua Katen. Since his original hero Amol Palekar has grown old he had to take Anil Kapoor. It is again a story of the Comedy of Errors and somewhat of a remake of his Golmaal. He has also directed TV serials like Talash. Another director akin to him is Basu Chatterjee.

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