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Soumitra Chatterjee, if he ever read these reports, would have had his share of laughter. Chatterjee happens to be the 43rd recipient of the official Dadasaheb Phalke awards, the highest in the field of cinema, given every year since 1969 by the government of India.
So May 3rd, 2012 witnessed two Dadasaheb Award ceremonies in this country. One in New Delhi, where the 43rd Dadasaheb Phalke Award was conferred upon the legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee by the Vice President of India.
Another was held in a “sub urban five star hotel”, as reported by the Times of India, attended by Bollywood glitterati. Funnily, »
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<div>Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who has portrayed a versatile range of lead characters in films by Satyajit Ray, has been selected for India.s highest film honour - the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2012.</div><div></div><div>Confirming the news, Chatterjee told us that he was extremely happy at the honour.</div><div></div><div>.I am extremely happy. Till this evening I had not thought of this award. But after I got the news I am extremely happy,. Chatterjee said.</div><div></div><div>Chatterjee, one of India.s most talented actors, made his debut in 1959 with Ray.s super-hit movie .Apur Sansar.. The film gave him the much needed platform, and he never looked back.</div><div></div><div>Chatterjee soon became Ray.s favourite, and became the lead actor of most of the movie maker.s classics including Sonar Kella, Charulata and Ghare Baire.</div><div></div><div>Chatterjee.s association with Ray is often compared with the chemistry between famous actor-director duos of the world »
Bengali iconic actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been honored with prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award. Soumitra 77 is deeply touched by the recognition and expressed his gratitude to directors like Satyajit Ray, Tapan Sinha and many more Bengali filmmakers to groom his acting skill. Soumitra Chatterjee said that this award is a recognition of 53 years of hard work. "I am very happy. It is an emotional moment for me. I thank everybody. It is a recognition of the hard work I have put in for the last 53 years. The people of my country have recognised my toil," said Soumitra Chatterjee. He thanked all those to help him polishing his ac »
Kolkata, March 21: Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee said his being named for the Dada Saheb Phalke award - the highest honour in Indian cinema - is a recognition of his hard work in the last 53 years and expressed gratitude to directors like Satyajit Ray, Tapan Sinha and others for honing his acting skills.
Chatterjee, 77, said it was an "emotional moment" for him and he would receive the award on behalf of the doyens of the Bengali movie industry whose guidance helped him evolve as an actor.
"I am very happy. It is an emotional moment for me. I thank everybody. It is a recognition of the hard work I have put. »
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Chatterjee, 77, is one of the most well-known actors in Bengali cinema. He is known for his collaborations with Satyajit Ray in films like Ghore Baire and Shakha Proshakha. He made his debut with Ray’s Apur Sansar in 1959. He has also worked with renowned directors Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest honour in Indian cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution.
For Soumitra Chatterjee’s interview from our archive, click here.
The National Film Development Corporation of India is launching six classics on DVD soon under its title ‘Cinemas of India’. These include Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron by Kundan Shah, Ketan Mehta’s rustic Mirch Masala, the multi-ensemble Party by Govind Nihalani, Sudhir Mishra’s Dharavi and the satirical take on the modern-day Devdas in Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda by Shyam Benegal.
These titles have been digitally restored and re-released in the market in association with Shemaroo Home Videos.
The first five home video releases will be followed by notable titles like the Pankaj Kapoor – Shabana Azmi starrer Ek Doctor ki Maut by Tapan Sinha, Arun Kaul’s Dikhsha on religious fanaticism, besides two regional titles by Km Madhusudanan and A K Bir among others.
Nfdc had launched the 6 DVD pack ‘Tagore Stories on Film’ before.
Nina Lath Gupta, MD, Nfdc says, ‘We are happy to launch Home Videos of these »
A potent mix of sleek production, inspiration from literary works, sex and high quality music are behind a resurgent commercial Bengali cinema, which is again giving tough competition to Bollywood films in West Bengal..Bengali cinema has been going through an excellent phase for the last two-three years. But there is no place for complacency and we need to build up and improve on it,. filmmaker Sandip Ray told Ians.His latest film .Royal Bengal Rahasya., based on the detective series Feluda created by his father Satyajit Ray, has been a blockbuster hit.The year 2008-09 was the year of renaissance of the Bengali film industry as the new genre of talented directors with their fresh ideas and challenging attitudes changed the tide of the industry.Movies like .Antaheen., .Kalbela., .Autograph., .Aparajita Tumi., .Abohoman., .Moner Manush., .Arekti Premer Golpo., .Chalo Lets Go., and .Mahanagar@Kolkata. created a rage among the urban audience, »
7 items from 2012
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