1960’s saw the development of Ritwik Ghatak as a complete film maker.
The films made during this period were Meghe Dhaka Tara, Komol
Gandhar, and Subarnarekha.
Then came his epic film ‘Titas Ekti Nadir Nam’ in the 70’s based
on a fisherman around the river Titash. Perhaps no other film bears the
stamp of his whole approach to film-making more than this film. His last
film was ‘ Jukti, Takko Aar Gaapo’ made in 1974.
Ritwik Ghatak's films had strong
messages and influenced a new generation of film makers like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, John Abraham, Mani Kaul, Kumar Sahani and Kethan
Metha, the names synonymous with Indian new wave cinema.