Buddhadeb Dasgupta, a Bengali poet and film director, started as lecturer in Economics. Many of his poems have been published in various journals. His poeticism has been extended to cinema as well. His Bagh Bahadur framed the gloriously painted tiger dancer against the green fields, mauled to death by the real tiger. In Neem Annapurna he invested modern squalor with mythic angst by the bitter reference to Annapurna, goddess of infinite bounty. He created an elegantly spare and contemplative, yet richly textured and incisive portrait of broken idealism, exploitation, opportunism, and exile in Tahader Katha.
Dasgupta is a seven-time winner of the Golden Lotus National Awards for Best Film and Best Director. His film Bagh Bahadur was certified as an Outstanding Film at Cannes. Grihajuddha won the Fipresci Award in Venice and Uttara won the Best Director Award in Venice.