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Harper Collins releases 'Beyond Apu: 20 favourite film roles of Soumitra...' by Amitava Nag

Feb 17 2016 4:00PM

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Soumitra Chatterjee became internationally famous with his debut in Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar. In an era when Uttam Kumar ruled the minds and hearts of Bengali film audiences, Chatterjee carved a niche for himself, emerging as one of the finest actors, not only in India, but also in the world.

Beyond Apu - 20 Favourite Film Roles looks at the cinematic life of this thespian through twenty of the most iconic characters he has essayed. Handpicked by the star himself, and brimming over with vintage anecdotes, this is a fascinating read on the art and craft of a master at work. It covers films like Apur Sansar, Samapti, Jhinder Bandi, Akash Kusum, Charulata, Atanka, Ghare Baire, Ashani Sanket and so on. Including insightful essays on his theatre and other artistic achievements, this book not only introduces the reader to an icon of Indian cinema but also offers a unique insight into the mind of a genius.

Amitava Nag is an independent film critic and writes extensively on cinema for Outlook, CNN IBN Live, The Statesman, Deep focus and dear cinema, to name some. He has authored a book on Indian cinema, Reading the Silhouette: Collection of Writings on Selected Indian Films, and edits the film magazine Silhouette.

The book was launched at Starmark, Quest Mall where legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee was engaged in a conversation with the author . Noted journalist and writer Dr. Shoma A Chatterjee moderated the event.

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