In the long list of Indian directors, Bimal Roy was a true original. He was one of the few directors who could sell his film by placing his name before its title.
It is highly improbable there will be another film maker like Bimal Roy. He was totally Indian in his vision of society, its aspirations - yet seemed to belong to the whole world.
Bimal Roy: A Man of Silence by Rinki Bhattacharya, presents aspects of the man and the maker. The book is not a biography, nor a monograph. Indeed it is a homage to this extraordinary maker who represents a deeply humanist vision. The book pays rich tributes to this renowned Indian auteur from his contemporaries, colleagues, stars with a linking commentary by the author, his daughter.