Bimal Roy

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Bimal Roy
BirthplaceSuapur, Bengal Presidency, Indian Empire
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Roy, Bimal


Born July 12, 1909, in Dacca; died Jan. 8, 1967, in Bombay. Indian film director.

Roy worked as a cameraman from 1935 to 1942, after which he began his career as a director. His film Two Bikha of Land (1953) dealt with the struggle of the Indian peasantry for their rights to the land. This was one of the most outstanding Indian films of the 1950’s. Roy directed other films, including Devdas (1955, based on a work by C. Chatterjee), Biraj Bahu (1956), The Untouchable (1959), and The Prisoner (1963).


Kolodiazhnaia, V. S. Kino Indii. Moscow, 1959.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The organisation Roots in Kashmir (RIK) filed a caveat through leading Supreme Court advocate Bimal Roy seeking that no order shall be passed in a petition challenging the revocation of Article 370 without hearing the caveator.
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