Sachin Bhowmick

17 Jul 1930
12 Apr 2011
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Sachin Bhowmick (Bengali: শচীন ভৌমিক; 17 July 1930– 12 April 2011) was an Indian Hindi film writer and director. Writing was his main work and he wrote stories or screenplays for over 94 films. He was also a regular contributor to Ultorath, a Bengali magazine on cinema.

He started his writing career with the screenplay for Mohan Segal’s Nargis starrer Lajwanti in 1958.

In the 1960s he was associated with several hits such as Anuradha (1960), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film, Ayee Milan Ki Bela, Jaanwar (1965), Love in Tokyo (1966), Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966), An Evening in Paris (1967), Bhramachari (1968), Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969) and Aradhana.

In the 1970s he had successes including Aan Milo Sajna (1970), Caravan (1971), Be-Imaan (1972) Dost (1974), Khel Khel Mein (1975), Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977), Gol Maal (1979).

His films in the 1980s include Karz (1980), Do Aur Do Paanch (1980), Bemisal (1982), Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981), Nastik (1983), Andar Baahar (1984), Saaheb (1985) and Karma (1986). He also co-wrote the Tamil comedy movie Thillu Mullu (1981), a remake of his own film Gol Maal.

He continued in the 1990s with hits including Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Koyla (1997), Soldier (1998), Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) and Taal (1999).

In the 2000s, he has continued with the hits Koi Mil Gaya, Kisna and Krrish (2006).

He directed only one film, Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore starrer Raja Rani in 1973, which was also written by him.

He married and later divorced actress Kalpana.

In 2003 Bhowmick filed a defamation case against Barbara Taylor Bradford after she had sued him for copyright infringement regarding a TV soap opera

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