Gharonda and Ek Anek Ekta director Bhimsain dies at 81


Born in 1936 in Multan (modern-day Pakistan), Bhimsain obtained his diploma in Fine Arts and Classical Music from Lucknow University. The filmmaker returned to television in 1985 with popular sitcom, Choti Badi Baatein. Watch | Ek Anek Ekta (1974)

He also directed and produced several animation and ad films such as Na, Ek-Do, Fire, Munni, Freedom is a Thin Lie, Mehman, Kahani Har Zamane Ki and Business is People. Ek chidiya, anek chidiyaan is one of the most popular songs from animation film Ek Anek Ekta, which he made with Vijaya Mulay in 1974. Top News
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Updated: April 18, 2018 5:52:32 pm

Director Bhimsain is best known for his film Gharaonda and animated short films like Ek Anek Ekta. The screenplay was by Gulzar. Bhimsain is credited with making the country’s first computer-aided animation serial Lok Gatha in 1991, whose success led him to make India’s largest animation project Vartaman. In 1970, he made his directorial debut with his first animation short The Climb, which earned him the Silver Hugo Award in the Chicago Film Festival. He also made several documentaries like Der Aaye Durust Aaye, Shaadi Shaadi, Jeevan Rahasya, Setu, Roshhni and Kathani Karni Ek Si. In 1976, the director made his feature film debut with “Gharaonda”, starring Zarina Wahab and Amol Palekar. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App A versatile artiste who enriched the medium of both television and films with his contribution, Bhimsain was primarily known for his work in the world of animation during the golden period of Doordarshan. Bhimsain died last night at a Juhu hospital here due to renal failure. It is one of the best known films from the middle-of-the-road cinema of the ’70s. He followed it up with two other successful films Doooriyan and Tum Laut Aao.