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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 31 May 2009

    Actresses of high profile had deep interest in acting with Victor Banerjjee, even when the young Victor had yet to strenghthen his ground. Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi and Aparna Sen who were then paramount figures, gleefully became Victor's heroines. In the film "Dusri Dulhan"both Shabana and Sarmila acted against Victor. Victor also acted with Satabdi Roy, Debasree Roy, Rituparna Sengupta.

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 31 May 2009

    Once Victor Banerjee remarked that making a film commercially clicked is not a hard nut to crack. The noted director Prabhat Roy threw a challenge which was readily accepted by Victor. He directed a pure commercial movie abound with violence and emotions, and the film "Aagun" was super hit.

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 31 May 2009

    In a negative role Victor is also a class. In the initial phase of his career in films, Victor was given the role of younger brother to Uttam Kumar. The film was "Dui Prithbi"( The Two Worlds) in which Victor is rude, arrogant and a member of the under-world. He comes back after a long interval to take his parents and sister to the world of pomps and comforts. While the others are carried away by the riches, the elderbrother Uttam Kumar, a man of ehics and morals takes exception to this life.

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 31 May 2009

    Victor Banerjee was born and brought up in Shilong. That is why, he likes to reside in hill areas. In India he has his residence in Mussouri. When there is no shooting schedule, Victor puts up in his hill-bunglow, far away from madding crowd. He is a West by nature, as his childhood and boyhood had been spent in a convent school. Yet, he is modest, meek and cordial with no indulgence in haughtiness.

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 31 May 2009

    Satyajit Roy had an especial fascination for Victor Banerjee. That was why, he put Victor Banerjee in his dream-project "Ghare-Baire"(Home and the World) to take up the character of Nikhilesh, the role any star would like to portray. Here, Victor is an elegant, educated, enlightened and liberal husband of the Victorian era. His performances apprehended one and all, and even some critics spoke greater volumes about his acting than Soumitra Chatterjtt who acted the role of Sandip.

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 31 May 2009

    Before making advent into lime-light, Victor Banerjee directed an English film "An August Requiem". The central character was enacted by the veteran female actor of the yester years Tanuja. The film was shot in Kolkata and its subject deals with labour unrest and exploitation of the management. It was screened at the Internatinal Film Festival held in Kolkata.

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 31 May 2009

    Victor Banerjee is, par haps, the only fortunate actor to act the role of protagonist in "A Passage To India", a David Lean Production. Years before I.S Johar acted in a small role in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia". David Lean gave Victor the character of Md. Aziz, the central character of the novel by E.M Forster. Victor's performances were highly appreciated. This gave Victor a solid platform to have his calibre asknowledged internatinally.

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 31 May 2009

    Victor Banerjee was a discovery by Satyajit Roy. Ray wanted to put Victor to play the role of Minister to Nawab Wajed Ali Shah, played by Amjad Khan. Since Victor's Urdu was weak, many including Syed Zaferi took exception to Ray's choice. Victor took it as a challenge and undertook learning Urdu heart and soul. The result was prolific. He spoke impeccable Urdu in the role and startled everybody including Syed Zafri.

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    Making things happen :) wrote on 07 Jun 2008

    Appeared in Roman Polanski's much controversial and erotic film Bitter Moon - a Hugh Grant starrer that features in Hollywood's most seen sexy/erotic films.

 

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