Soumitra Chatterjee had completed shooting a biopic on himself earlier than he was admitted to a the hospital the place he died on Sunday, however a documentary on the life of the multifaceted particular person will stay unfinished. Chatterjee, who had shot a portion of the biopic titled ‘Abhijaan’ earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, completed the remaining three days’ work in two places in Kolkata after shooting was allowed to renew sustaining all security protocols.
‘Abhijaan’ was additionally the title of a Satyajit Ray movie launched in 1962, during which Chatterjee portrayed the position of a taxi driver. “He was his usual self during the shoots. His dedication and involvement were enviable,” a member of the the manufacturing workforce mentioned.
Actor-director Parambrata Chatterjee was making the biopic during which Jisshu Sengupta acted as younger Soumitra, whereas the legendary actor essayed the position of himself for the later part of his life.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee had additionally consented for an untitled documentary movie on numerous sides of his life movie actor, stage actor, poet and little journal editor and painter. Shooting for the docu had begun within the final week of September.
Director Atanu Ghosh mentioned he and Sandip Ray had taken interview of Chatterjee for the movie profession a part of the documentary, and that on the stage appearing portion was taken by theatre character Debshankar Halder. However, the literary a part of the docu couldn’t be shot because the date scheduled for it was October 7 however he was admitted to hospital someday earlier than it.
“He was so agile and mentally alert on September 30. He showed no discomfort during the shoots which went on for hours. Never imagined he will be leaving us so soon,” Ray mentioned.
Ghosh mentioned the documentary would have nice archival worth for future generations. Chatterjee, whose Bengali movie Barun Babur Bondhu by
Anik Dutta was launched earlier than the pandemic, had additionally completed shooting ‘Belashuru’, a movie starring him and Swatilekha Sengupta amongst others earlier this yr.
The movie, directed by Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay and Nandita Roy, succeeded blockbuster ‘Belaseshe’ starring the 2 veteran actors. Release dates of ‘Abhijaan’ and ‘Belashuru’ haven’t been determined but.