An easy and straightforward one after the last zinger.
Ritwick Ghatak, after whom Hrithik Roshan’s Bengali grandmother named him, was a hyper-talented and an equally alcoholic person. On One instance, he was living almost as a homeless person when his brother-in-law Bimal Roy picked him up, brought him home and tended to his needs. So touched was Ghatak after sometime that he asked Roy if he could repay the favour. Roy made Ghatak do something that changed an entire genre of Hindi cinema! What did Roy make Ghatak do?
Several answers, yes. But there seem to be some misnomers, like the one that Ghatak DIRECTED Madhumati.
No, Ghatak just wrote the screenplay of Madhumati, in three hours flat! That’s why it is said that he was hyper-talented. And yes, it was indeed the script for Madhumati, which, although not the first film in India on the theme or reincarnation, was indeed a groundbreaking one! Meanwhile, Bimal Roy had already worked as and editor in Kamal Amrohi’s Mahal, a 1949 release, considered one of the earliest films on reincarnation. Madhumati was released in 1958.