Soumitra Chatterjee's glorious presence being missed: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on his birth anniversary
Mamata Banerjee died in November last year following an over-a-month-long battle with multiple ailments after testing positive for COVID-19.
Chatterjee had essayed the role of 'Apu' in the 1959 film which is part of the Apu trilogy directed by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
The workaholic's eagerness to return to routine shoots after lockdown and musings during the lockdown period from March-end to the first week of September will be part of the publication, she said.
Writer and celebrated actor Sharmila Tagore, mourns the death of Soumitra Chatterjee (1935-2020) and remembers him as a man with an unquenchable thirst for life
“Soumitra Chatterjee’s death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India. Through his work, he came to embody Bengali sensibilities, emotion and ethos.
How does an actor play the wind? For over half a century now, cineastes have dissected the evocative opening sequence of Satyajit Ray’s Charulata (1964).
When Satyajit Ray’s Ghare- Baire (Home and the World), based on a Tagore novel was released in 1984, the Bengali audience was outraged.
A staunch Leftist, late actor Soumitra Chatterjee spoke about socio-political issues through his roles
Unlike many celebrities, he was vocal about his views and spoke out on controversial issues such as societal intolerance and the demonetisation exercise in 2016.
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Hundreds of people stood along both sides of the road and crowded rooftops in nearby houses to have a last look at their favourite actor.
Bhandarkar shared a picture with Padma Bhushan awardee actor on his Twitter account and said that he will always remember his interaction with the soft-spoken Chatterjee during 54th National function
He was later shifted to ICU as COVID encephalopathy set in, affecting his central nervous system and causing renal dysfunction.
He will live forever through his cinema: Friends, politicians, colleagues remember Soumitra Chatterjee
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Chatterjee's death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India.
Chatterjee, 85, died at a hospital in Kolkata after an over-a-month-long battle with multiple ailments.
Banerjee said Chatterjee was a "fighter" who will be celebrated for his works and his death has delivered an irreparable blow to the film fraternity of the country.
The thespian is survived by his wife Deepa Chatterjee, daughter Poulomi Basu and son Sougata Chatterjee.