Remembering film maker Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy was hardly 20 years old when he migrated from East Bengal to Calcutta with his widowed mother, two brothers and a trusted companion—his camera. P.C. Barua, a noted film-maker, engaged him to do the publicity stills of his films.

Bimal Roy hit the bulls eye with Do Beeghaa Zameen (1953) which was the story of an impoverished farmer Shambhu Mahato (Balraj Sahini) who valiantly fights to save his do bighaa zameen from the clutches of the village landlord.

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