Soumitra Chatterjee

  • We owe him everything: Sharmila, Soumitra on Satyajit Ray 29-01-2014 11:19 AM

    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,...
  • Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80, wishes pour in from the Bengali film industry 20-01-2014 10:17 AM

    Kolkata: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee turned 80 Sunday with fans and well-wishers 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...
  • When Suchitra Sen tore off Soumitra Chatterjee's vest 17-01-2014 02:48 PM

    Kolkata: Whether refusing filmmaker Raj Kapoor's offer of a movie or her glamorous off-screen 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...
  • Could not have survived on mass appeal alone: Soumitra Chatterjee 30-10-2013 10:52 AM

    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 25-10-2013 10:35 AM

    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...
  • Actor Soumitra Chatterjee to exhibit doodles, sketches 10-09-2013 12:04 PM

    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...
  • WB: Movie on chit fund scam to release today 10-05-2013 09:14 AM

    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 05-05-2013 11:13 AM

    Kolkata: Refusing to commit if he considered the present trend of Bengali film industry as a real turn-around, 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...
  • Satyajit Ray: The unparalleled genius 03-05-2013 05:43 PM

    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'. ...
  • No invite to Bengal legends at Kolkata Film Festival sparks controversy 13-11-2012 10:40 AM

    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 12-11-2012 11:40 AM

    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 state-run Nandan Auditorium. "Have you ever heard any film festival being inaugurated at a stadium? The film festival is losing its...
  • Mamata opens her heart to KKR, forgets Soumitra

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    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's unbridled joy at the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the fifth season of the Indian Premier League was...

  • Being Soumitra Chatterjee: Star of the East 29-06-2008 02:57 AM

    Colombo: England skipper Stuart Broad was delighted at his team's 116-run victory over Afghanistan in the ICC World Twenty20 and attributed it to the "outstanding" and "mature" batting by the English batsmen. "We batted maturely, Luke Wright's innings was outstanding. When the guys came in at the end and struck...