Soumitra Chatterjee

  • Many present day films are repetitive: Soumitra Chatterjee May 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee feels that current films are mostly repetitive and he has been tired of being part of similar subjects. "I have turned up in over 350 films, but of late I have found that many of them deal with the same subject over and over again, which...
  • We owe him everything: Sharmila, Soumitra on Satyajit Ray January 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Fondly reminiscing their relationship with their 'mentor' and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, veteran actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore Tuesday expressed awe that every time they watch his films, there's always something new to learn. Privileged to have worked with the master in the early phases of their career, Chatterjee...
  • Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80, wishes pour in from the Bengali film industry January 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee turned 80 Sunday with fans and wellwishers celebrating the day amid a special line up of exhibitions and plays. Congratulations poured in through the day for the thespian, who starred in 14 celluloid classics of Satyajit Ray. Equally at ease in films and on stage,...
  • When Suchitra Sen tore off Soumitra Chatterjee's vest January 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Whether refusing filmmaker Raj Kapoor's offer of a movie or her glamorous offscreen lifestyle she once playfully tore off actor Soumitra Chatterjee's vest at a party Bengali screen icon Suchitra Sen, who died Friday, made heads turn with her moves and stunned her contemporaries. Filmmaker Aparna Sen recalled...
  • Could not have survived on mass appeal alone: Soumitra Chatterjee October 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee says that he could not have survived in the industry for four decades if he just concentrated on appealing the masses. "Had it been so, I would not have remained in the industry for more than 40 years," says Soumitra, whose scenes with late matinee...
  • Manna Dey was a colossal figure: Soumitra Chatterjee October 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Doyen of Bengali films Soumitra Chatterjee Thursday paid glowing tributes to legendary singer Manna Dey, saying the variety of his work made him like a banyan tree in the world of music. "He was such a colossal figure, there can be no alternative to Manna da. People like him evolve...
  • Actor Soumitra Chatterjee to exhibit doodles, sketches September 10, 2013

    Kolkata: 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. 'Forms Within', an exhibition of artworks by the actor in his inimitable style will showcase sketches and...
  • WB: Movie on chit fund scam to release today May 10, 2013

    Kolkata: The Saradha Group chit fund fiasco has inspired a new movie in West Bengal. Tollywood has drawn inspiration from the Saradha Group collapse. All eyes are now on the latest release, 'Kagojer Nouka' or 'The Paper Boat', which metaphorically means an object that doesn't stay afloat for a long...
  • Leading a disciplined life is key to fitness: Soumitra May 5, 2013

    Kolkata: Refusing to commit if he considered the present trend of Bengali film industry as a real turnaround, Ray's favourite actor, thespian Soumitra Chatterjee today said but he believed in keeping himself busy in all the genres of flicks. Averse to tag a label like turnaround or buyoancy to the current spate...
  • Satyajit Ray: The unparalleled genius May 3, 2013

    Delhi will witness a retrospective on Satyajit Ray at the film festival which will also showcase an eclectic mix of old classics, and contemporary films such as Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 and 2 and the much awaited 'Bombay Talkies'. ...
  • 10 roles only Soumitra Chatterjee could have played January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Soumitra Chatterjee's association with Satyajit Ray goes back to 1959 when Chatterjee debuted in cinema with Ray's 'Apur Sansar'. Since then the actor kept winning more and more hearts through his versatility and disarming smile. On his 78th birthday, we have compiled a list of his ten best...
  • Shunya Awnko: Watch Konkana Sen Sharma in the trailer January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Konkana Sen Sharma has returned to Bengali cinema with 'Shunya Awnko'. Directed by Goutam Ghose, the film also stars Priyanshu Chatterjee and Soumitra Chatterjee. ...
  • No invite to Bengal legends at Kolkata Film Festival sparks controversy November 13, 2012

    Kolkata: A controversy erupted at the 18th Kolkata Film Festival that was inaugurated on Saturday. While the Bengal cinema legends got the cold shoulder, the Mamata Banerjee government rolled out the red carpet for Bollywood biggies. It's a city where cinema is religion, where film festivals are celebrated with elan....
  • Soumitra Chatterjee: Kolkata Film Fest losing seriousness November 12, 2012

    Kolkata: Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee said the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was losing its character and seriousness following the shift of the inauguration ceremony from the traditional staterun Nandan Auditorium. "Have you ever heard any film festival being inaugurated at a stadium? The film festival is losing its character...
  • Watch: The trailer of Dia Mirza's 'Paanch Adhyay' September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The trailer of 'Paanch Adhyay' is out now. The film has been directed by Pratim D Gupta and has Dia Mirza and Priyanshu Chatterjee in the lead roles. 'Paanch Adhyay' is expected to be a slice of life film. ...
  • 'Paanch Adhyay' selected for Mumbai Film Festival September 25, 2012

    Journalistdirector Pratim D Gupta's 'Paanch Adhyay' has been selected for screening at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival. 'Paanch Adhyay', starring Dia Mirza, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee and filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay, has been selected for the New Faces section of the Indian Cinema at the prestigious international festival organised by the...
  • Does Bollywood need another Satyajit Ray? June 27, 2012

    Mumbai: My address really was to blame. Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai in the sixties was idyllic, a glam but quiet Beverley Hills. Green, leafy with bungalows, the monstrous hirises hadnt yet come into the frame it was a hilly suburb, far from the madding crowd and only minutes away...
  • Soumitra: What have I done to deserve accolades? May 28, 2012

    Kolkata: In 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. Stating that he was overwhelmed by the ecstatic response of the people in the wake of his receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke,...
  • Didn't need to go to Mumbai: Soumitra Chatterjee May 12, 2012

    Kolkata: The actor and the director, the man and his muse, Soumitra Chatterjee and Satyajit Ray. A symbiotic relationship, which gave expression to one of greatest eras in celluloid creativity, still continues with Chatterjee saying that Ray 'remains alive' in him, even 20 years after his death. Chatterjee, who was awarded...
  • Hamid Ansari gives away the National Film Awards May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Talents from India's $2billion Indian movie industry received from Vice President Hamid Ansari the 59th National Film Awards across various categories here Thursday. Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was also honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award, highest honour in Indian cinema at the event. Regional cinema dominated the award...
  • Satyajit Ray was my leader: Soumitra Chatterjee May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: A great celluloid story needs a brilliant storyteller, and the storyteller needs outstanding actors to bring the characters to life. Satyajit Ray, the man who made the values of Indian films recognisable to the world, also had a muse in Soumitra Chatterjee. Chatterjee, in return, tried his best...
  • Even today Ray remains alive in me: Soumitra April 23, 2012

    Kolkata: 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. Saluting Ray's poetic, lyrical and artistic qualities, Chatterjee told IANS in an interview: "He is...
  • Arnab Ray's column: The essential Soumitra March 23, 2012

    Apur Sansar: For Apur Sansar, the final film in the Apu Trilogy, the great director plucked a young radio announcer and smalltime theater actor from anonymity to play the titular role. Soumitra Chatterjee. Nurtured by Ray's genius, Soumitra brought to the world of light and shadows the unforgettable character of...
  • Soumitra Chatterjee wins Dada Saheb Phalke award March 22, 2012

    Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee talks about his role he played in Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy. ...
  • Playlist: The best of actor Soumitra Chatterjee March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: He turned down a national award 11 years back but legendary Bangla actor Soumitra Chatterjee is proud to recieve this year's Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema. The 77yearold actor had turned down the special jury award for best actor in 2001 to protest...
  • Soumitra: Right now my mind is on flashback mode March 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee said his being named for the Dada Saheb Phalke award the highest honour in Indian cinema is a recognition of his hard work in the last 53 years and expressed gratitude to directors like Satyajit Ray, Tapan Sinha and others for honing...
  • Soumitra Chatterjee to get Dadasaheb Phalke award March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee will receive the 2011 Dada Saheb Phalke Award for lifetime contribution to cinema. Chatterjee, 77, who has won a National Award in 2008 for his film 'Podokkhep', is an iconic actor in Bengali cinema with a career spanning over half a century. Sources...
  • Being Soumitra Chatterjee: Star of the East June 29, 2008

    Soumitra Chatterjee is one of Bengal's most famous and versatile actors. Bestknown for his roles in Satyajit Ray's legendary films, Chatterjee made his debut in 1959 with the classic Apur Sansar. CNNIBN's Anuradha SenGupta speaks with the actor about being labelled a Satyajit Ray actor, his body of work and...