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Beyond Apu – 20 Favorite Film Roles of Soumitra Chatterjee

By Abhijit Bhaduri
Soumitra Chatterjee’s association with Satyajit Raystarted with Apur Sansar (1959) – the last film in the Apu Trilogy. His association with Ray spanned over three decades. The most popular Ray films are associated with Soumitra Chatterjee. While Uttam Kumar, the other superstar of Bengali cinema, attempted (unsuccessfully) to carve a place in Hindi films, Soumitra remained known only to regulars in the film festival circuit or those who watch good films regardless of language.
While Soumitra has acted in films of the best of Bengali film directors like Aparna Sen, Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha, Rituparno Ghosh, he won the National Award as late as 2006. He turned down the Padma Shree a few times but accepted the Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2011.

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Abhijit Bhaduri

Abhijit Bhaduri is the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro, author & enthusiastic enough to try anything. Is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger. Has published books  like : Don’t Hire The Best & the MBA series. His works can be explored on his site http://www.abhijitbhaduri.com/

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