)Every function that he essayed stays priceless, regardless of the style of the movie or the character of the character. Yet, there are some performances within the oeuvre of late Bangla cinema legend Soumitra Chattopadhyay that merely outline perfection. IANS lists 15 such roles, organized chronologically.
APURBA KUMAR ROY in APUR SANSAR (1959)
Soumitra’s debut function was within the concluding movie of Satyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy, as an grownup Apu. The movie forged Soumitra reverse Sharmila Tagore, a extensively thought of one of essentially the most romantic on-screen pairs in Bangla cinema.
MAYURBAHAN in JHINDER BANDI (1961)
The historic drama noticed Tapan Sinha casting Uttam Kumar and Soumitra collectively. The music by Ali Akbar Khan stays immortal.
NARSINGH in ABHIJAN (1962)
Satyajit Ray’s movie forged Soumitra as a taxi driver who will get concerned in crime lured by cash. The movie starred Waheeda Rehman in a pivotal function.
PROFESSOR SUKHENDU DUTTA in SAAT PAAKE BANDHA (1963)
Ajoy Kar’s romantic drama forged Soumitra reverse Suchitra Sen and was one of the largest business hits of the time. The movie was remade in Hindi as Kora Kagaz
AMAL in CHARULATA (1964)
Many contemplate it Satyajit Ray’s most intricate work of artwork. Soumitra performed the dashing Amal who shares an advanced romantic relationship along with his sister-in-law on this movie primarily based on Rabindranath Tagore’s story, Nashtanirh.
DR. PRATUL BHATTACHARJEE in BAKSHO BADAL (1970)
A rom-com screenplayed by Satyajit Ray primarily based on a narrative by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, the Nityananda Datta directorial has Soumitra as a psychiatrist who makes use of his data of the human thoughts to search out his method into the guts of the lady he loves (Aparna Sen).
FELUDA in SONAR KELLA (1974) and JOI BABA FELUNATH (1979)
He was the unique Feluda, identical to Sean Connery was the unique James Bond. Undoubtedly Soumitra’s hottest avatar on display screen, his rendition of the Bhadralok detective in these Satyajit Ray movies continues to be the yardstick to match for actors who took up the function after him.
SANDIP MUKHERJEE in GHARE BAIRE (1984)
Satyajit Ray’s romantic drama is about in a zamindar property, within the aftermath of the partition of Bengal. Soumitra performed Sandip Mukherjee, a revolutionary whose arrival jolts the blissful marriage of the prosperous protagonist couple.
KHID DA in KONY (1984)
Based on sports activities author Moti Nandi’s novel of the identical identify, the Saroj Dey movie forged Soumitra because the passionate swimming coach Khitish, or Khid da. His dialogue within the movie, “Fight Kony, fight”, exhorting teenage swimming phenomenon Kony (Sriparna Banerjee) within the movie, has attained a form of cult standing in widespread Bengali lore.
MASTERMOSHAI in ATANKA (1986)
In one of Tapan Sinha’s most hardhitting movies, Soumitra projected the dilemma between the urge to do what is correct and the concern to face its penalties within the function of an getting older faculty grasp, who turns into witness to a homicide dedicated by an ex-student from an influential background.
SASHI BHUSAN SANYAL in DEKHA (2001)
Based on a narrative by Sunil Gangopadhyay, the Goutam Ghose movie had Soumitra taking part in a blind poet who’s a loner. The movie takes a crucial stance at indiscriminate adjustments sweeping our lives.
AMARNATH in ASAMAPTO (2005)
The Atanu Ghosh drama casts Soumitra as an previous man affected by Alzheimer’s and loss of coherence in speech and motion, who’s misplaced within the metropolis and can’t recall his residence deal with.
SHASHANKA PALIT in PODOKKHEP (2006)
Soumitra was recipient of the Best Actor trophy on the National Awards for the 12 months 2006, for his function within the Suman Ghosh movie. He portrayed with nuances the agonies and ecstasies of an getting older man looking for his house in a quickly altering world.
BISWANATH MAJUMDAR in BELASESHE (2015)
The filmmaker duo of Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy query the establishment of marriage by the story of publishing home proprietor Biswanath Majumdar (Soumitra), who declares his choice to divorce his spouse (Swatilekha Sengupta) after practically half a decade of marriage. It was an unconventional function in an uncommon movie for the veteran icon.
SUSHOBHAN in MAYURAKSHI (2017)
Atanu Ghosh’s poignant father-son relationship drama casts Soumitra as Sushobhan, an 83-year-old former professor of historical past affected by geriatric dementia and cognitive dysfunction. When his son Aryanil (performed by Prosenjit Chatterjee) visits from Chicago, Sushobhan believes Aryanil continues to be in his youth and has returned from a cricket match in Lucknow.