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Sara Akash (1969)

The year 1969 marked the beginning of New Wave Cinema, and Basu Chatterjee debuted with the strikingly distinct Sara Akash featuring Rakesh Pandey and Madhu Chakravarty. Based on the first part of Rajendra Yadav's eponymous novel, the film is a tender tale of a newly married couple that struggles to build a rapport.

14 Of Basu Chatterjee's Greatest Works

Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee known for breezy, slice-of-life films like Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Khatta Meetha (1978) and Baton Baton Mein (1979) among others, passed away on Thursday (4 June) in Mumbai. He was 93 and was suffering from age-related illness.

Remembering the iconic, middle-cinema maven, we look at his most memorable works.