Newshub18,Sofikul Islam :Shakti Samantha, one of the directors of Bollywood and Tollywood, is forgotten by the new generation.Dakshina Damodar in East Burdwan is home to many famous people, one of them being cinematographer and producer Shakti Samant. He was born in Bokra village of Raina in 1926. In the history of Indian cinema, immortal name is Shakti Samant. He left home to act in a movie in Mumbai.After crossing many hurdles with great difficulty, first the assistant director then made a movie under his own direction. In 1957, he established a production company called Shakti Film.
Under his direction, Uttam Kumar reached the peak of popularity. Also Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore. Among the Bengali films produced by him, Amanush, Injustice and Injustice, Anusandhan, gained great popularity in Bengali circles. Shakti Samant is the director of numerous Hindi films including Barsaat Ki Ek Raat, Kati Patang, Kashmir Ki Koli, Aradhana.
Shakti Samantar movie means huge business success. Many actors and actresses including Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty got the ground under their feet by holding her hand. Even Shakti Samant had a big hand behind the rise of Bappi Lahiri. The wonderful songs of various films are still in people’s mouths, the song from the movie Aradhana Mere Swapna Ke Rani Kob Ayega Tu, the famous song from the Bengali film Anand Ashram Asha Chila valobasa chilo, the world has changed, does he feel new, my dream is still remembered by people today.
One of the two films of Bengal, Inidu Abichar became a huge success in both countries. This film of Mithun Chakraborty Rosina became a superhit. It won the Filmfare Award for the best film. Aaradhana, Aamanush Anurag has been critically acclaimed at international film festivals in many countries including Berlin, Moscow, Cairo, Beirut, Tashkent.
The filmmaker died in Mumbai in 2009. Shakti Samant has done a lot for his village Bokra. He is immortal to the people of the area by doing numerous good works including the construction of Swashan Chulli and Primary School in the village. Local Deputy Chief Biplab Guha said Shakti Samanta is our pride but it is a pity that the modern generation is forgetting him