Revisit 'Soumitra Revisited' as Films Division pays tribute to the legend

Paying tribute to the legendary artiste, Films Division is screening his biopic, Soumitra Revisited (Sandip Roy/46 minutes/English/2011) on November 18, 2020 along with a short film, Master’s Touch (Sandip Roy / 16 Mins / English / 2015), based on the paintings by Soumitra Chatterjee.

Soumitra Chatterjee, one of the most celebrated artists of Indian cinema and among Bengal’s finest and most loved actors, passed away in Kolkata on November 15, 2020. He was 85.

Paying tribute to the legendary artiste, Films Division is screening his biopic, Soumitra Revisited (Sandip Roy/46 minutes/English/2011) on November 18, 2020 along with a short film, Master’s Touch (Sandip Roy / 16 Mins / English / 2015), based on the paintings by Soumitra Chatterjee.

The documentary Soumitra Revisited travels through the life and works of the multi-faceted cultural figure – a film, theatre and television actor, poet, painter, editor and an avid lover of sports who was rightly referred to as the Renaissance Man of Bengali cinema.

Born on January 19, 1935, at Krishnanagar, Soumitra Chatterjee was initiated into films through Bengali theatre and became a legend during his lifetime, essaying memorable roles, not only in Satyajit Ray’s films but in films directed by veteran filmmakers, Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha, Goutam Shose, Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Tarun Majumdar and others.

Soumitra Chatterjee is the first Indian film personality to be honoured with the Commandeur de l’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest award for artists. The artist was also awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award apart from other several recognition and awards.

The documentaries will be streamed on www.filmsdivision.org/ Documentary of the Week and https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmsDivision on November 18, 2020 for 24 hours.

First Published:Nov. 17, 2020, 5:45 p.m.

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