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Soumitra Chatterjee

Pather Panchali made me fall in love with cinema: Soumitra Chatterjee

Chatterjee, who had acted in 14 of Ray's films, said he felt the happiest when the director announced that he would cast him as the protagonist of his 1959 film Apur Sangsar.

Jan 26, 2019, 22:04 PM IST

Soumitra Chatterjee, Buddhadeb Dasgupta conferred lifetime achievement awards

Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee and veteran filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta were on Tuesday conferred lifetime achievement awards for their contribution towards Indian cinema on occasion of the third edition of the Bengal International Short Film Festival (BISFF) here.

May 01, 2018, 23:35 PM IST

Soumitra Chatterjee to get French honour during Kolkata book fair

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee would be handed over France's highest civilian award Legion of Honour during the 42nd edition of the International Kolkata Book Fair in January next year.

Nov 28, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

Lionel Messi lords over new Bengali film on football

Director Ringo Banerjee explained that with the film 'Messi' he intended to capture Bengalis' almost instinctive love for football reflected in the game played in every nook and corner of the state - from villages to towns to cities.

Jun 11, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

Sujoy Ghosh's 'Ahalya' not inspired by Roald Dahl story

Director Sujoy Ghosh says his latest short film ‘Ahalya’ is not inspired by author Roald Dahl's story.

Jul 24, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

Amitabh Bachchan applauds 'Ahalya', calls it brilliant

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan loved "Kahaani" director Sujoy Ghosh's short film "Ahalya", starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte.

Jul 23, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

Working with Soumitra Chatterjee 'fangirl moment' for Radhika Apte

‘Kahaani’ director Sujoy Ghosh's Bengali short film ‘Ahalya’ gave actress Radhika Apte the opportunity to work with veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, which she described as a "fangirl moment".

Jul 23, 2015, 08:20 AM IST

Made 'Ahalya' to work with Soumitra Chatterjee: Sujoy Ghosh

It was his desire to work with the doyen of the Bengali film industry, Soumitra Chatterjee, that drove filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh to direct "Ahalya", a 14-minutes short thriller, which has been getting rave reviews.

Jul 22, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

I wanted to work again with Swatilekha: Soumitra

Actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who is starring opposite Swatilekha Sengupta 30 years after they paired in Satyajit ray's "Ghare Baire", said he wished they had worked earlier.

Apr 24, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

Many present day films are repetitive: Soumitra

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee feels that current films are mostly repetitive and he has been tired of being part of similar subjects.

May 08, 2014, 15:42 PM IST

Owe him everything: Sharmila, Soumitra on Satyajit Ray

Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore Tuesday expressed awe that every time they watch his films, there`s always something new to learn.

Jan 29, 2014, 09:38 AM IST

City may host a top football club to mark EB centenary

If everything goes well, Kolkata may get to witness a "a top class club" like Barcelona or Manchester United by next year.

Dec 12, 2013, 22:51 PM IST

Actor Soumitra Chatterjee to exhibit doodles, sketches

Renowned for his prowess in acting and elocution, veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee will soon be seen in a new role, unveiling a collection of his sketches, doodles and paintings at an exhibition.

Sep 10, 2013, 08:59 AM IST

Soumitra Chatterjee praised my shot in `Rupkatha Noy`: Radhika Apte

Actor Radhika Apte still recalls how Soumitra Chatterjee had applauded her for a scene.

Aug 18, 2013, 19:32 PM IST

Delhi rape incident on celluloid soon

The brutal gangrape and murder of a Delhi girl in December last year and its aftermath is the subject of an upcoming Bengali movie featuring veteran Soumitra Chatterjee and a host of debutant actors.

Feb 22, 2013, 13:14 PM IST

Soumitra, Mithun to be honoured by West Bengal government

Soumitra Chatterjee, Mithun Chakraborty and Supriya Devi will be among 43 film personalities who will be honoured by the West Bengal government July 24, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday.

Jul 19, 2012, 08:21 AM IST

What have I done to deserve accolades: Soumitra Chatterjee

In an another recognition of his contribution to the world of films, drama and poetry, this year`s Dadasaheb Phalke recipient Soumitra Chatterjee was felicitated by a leading business group.

May 27, 2012, 14:16 PM IST

Why would I have gone to Mumbai? asks Soumitra Chatterjee

Chatterjee, who was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award for lifetime achievement this year, worked with Ray for over three decades and did more than a dozen projects with him.

May 12, 2012, 12:44 PM IST

I would have been a misfit in Bollywood: Soumitra Chatterjee

Soumitra Chatterjee, honoured with this year`s Dada Saheb Phalke award, says he did not try his luck in Bollywood as he would have been a "misfit".

May 02, 2012, 20:42 PM IST

Even today Ray remains alive in me: Soumitra Chatterjee

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who starred in 14 celluloid classics of Satyajit Ray, says working with the master filmmaker was an exciting learning process. And he continues to inspire, even 20 years after his death.

Apr 23, 2012, 19:21 PM IST