Tapan Sinha went to London in 1950’s to study filmmaking. On accomplishing London, he contacted Cry Hearsth, Manager of Pinewood Studios. Through his help, Tapan managed to get hold of his first assignment. He got to work in director Charles Cryton's unit as a Sound Engineer. Cryton, who made some British comedies such as Lavender Hill Mob and so on was then working for a movie titled The Hunted.His flicks have also won laurels in International Film Festivals of Berlin, Venice, London, Moscow, San Francisco, Locarno, Cork Festival in Ireland, Kampuchea and Seoul.
The director has also served as a member of the jury in film festivals at Tashkent and San Francisco. In his young age, Tapan Sinha was highly influenced by contemporary American and British Cinema. Among his favourite filmmakers were John Ford, Carol Reed, and Billy Wilder..Tapan Sinha's first movie, Ankush, was based on the Narayan Ganguly tale Sainik, which had an elephant as the main character. His next film Uphaar featured Uttam Kumar, Manju Dey and others. His Aadhar Periye featured Madhabi Mukherjee, Subhendu Chaterji, Sumitra Mukherjee, Anil Chaterji,
Nirmal Kumar, Subrota Chaterji, Bikash Roy, Kalyan Chaterji, Chinmoy Roy and others. It was is based on a story penned down by Chittaranjan Maity.Kabuliwallah was based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore. The stars include Radhamohan Bhattacharji, Kali Banerji and Manju De. Tinku Thakur portrays the character of the small lass in the movie, and Jiban Bose has a character as well as a jailer. Tapan Sinha's “Zindagi Zindagi” was a Bollywood movie with actor Sunil Dutt and Waheeda Rehman. Though, the film doesn’t worked at the box office possibly because the narration was too slight for Hindi viewers. Another film Aadmi Aur Aurat was based on a story by Prafulla Roy. Amol Palekar and Mahua Roy Choudhury act in this section.
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