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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Samir Chanda, Indian art film director, died from cardiac arrest at 51.

Samir Chanda was an Indian art director and production designer across Indian cinema, including Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil, most known for his work in films like Yodha (1992), Dil Se.. (1998), Guru (2007), Omkara (2006), Rang De Basanti (2006), and Raavan (2010) Samir Chanda, Indian art film director, died from cardiac arrest at 51.
He also directed a Bengali film, Ek Nadir Galpo (Tale of A River) (2008) starring Mithun Chakraborty. It was Indian entries for the Asian, African and Latin American Competition segment of the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), in Goa[3] He was awarded the National Film Award for Best Art Direction four times, including Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) directed by Shyam Benegal.

(1957 – August 18, 2011) 


A trained painter from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, he moved to Mumbai and started his career as an assistant to noted art director Nitish Roy working in films like, Mandi (1983) by Shyam Benegal, Mrinal Sen. Subsequently started handling films independently as art director and production designer, with Subhash Ghai's Ram Lakhan (1989). Over the years he worked with directors like Shyam Benegal,Sangeeth Sivan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Gautam Ghosh, Mani Ratnam.[1][4]
He died in Mumbai on August 18, 2011, at the age of 53. Reportedly, he suffered a drug reaction to a painkiller he had taken for a toothache earlier that day, and suffered a heart attack. He was rushed a hospital in Malad, Mumbai, where he died within an hour.[1][5]


Year Title Note
1989 Ram Lakhan
1992 Yodha (Malayalam)
1993 Rudaali
1993 Gandharvam (Malayalam)
1995 Nirnayam (Malayalam)
1996 Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
1998 Dil Se..

Daya (Malayalam) Kerala State Film Award for Best Art Director
2001 Aalavandhan (Tamil)


2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet
2006 Krrish

Omkara Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction

Kantatar (Bengali)

Faltu (Bengali)

Galli Galli Sim Sim (TV series) Hindi adaptation of Sesame Street
2007 Guru Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction

Blood Brothers (short film)
2008 Ghajini

Welcome to Sajjanpur
2009 Kaalbela Director: Goutam Ghosh


Well Done Abba!
2010 Raavan
2011 7 Khoon Maaf



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