Parambrata on Soumitra Chatterjee’s biopic Abhijaan: It seeks to explore multi-faceted personality of the legendary actor


Actor-Director Parambrata Chattopadhyay, who helmed Soumitra Chatterjee’s biopic Abhijaan for the large display, has mentioned it was like being guided to the life of the Master by the Master himself.

Parambrata mentioned he had harboured an extended cherished dream of capturing the thespian’s life in the type of a biopic.

“As things fell in place, I signed Soumitra jethu to portray himself on screen. Thus, Abhijaan begun. It remains as one of his last works on celluloid,” he mentioned on Friday after the trailer launch of the movie.

“The history of Indian cinema remains incomplete without mentioning the name of Shri Soumitra Chatterjee. I am truly indebted to him for agreeing to not even just allow me to make this movie but also act in it. His demise is truly unfortunate and a major loss for the film and theatre fraternity,” Parambrata mentioned.

Recalling how the Dada Saheb Phalke awardee was extraordinarily lively even at his age, he mentioned “I have shared some wonderful moments while working on Abhijaan. It was like being guided to the life of the Master by the Master himself. So many unknown facets came up during our conversations.”

While the 84-year outdated had portrayed himself throughout the later part of his life, Jisshu Sengupta has essayed the youthful Soumitra on the display.

A galaxy of acclaimed actors from Bengali movie business are in the forged.

While Paoli Dam shall be seen as diva of 60s and 70s and Soumitra’s modern Suchitra Sen, Sohini Sarkar portrays Madhabi Mukhopadhyay, Rudranil Ghosh will star nearly as good buddy and versatile character actor Rabi Ghosh, Padmanabha Dasgupta as acclaimed Anup Kumar, Tuhina Das as Soumitra’s co-star in an essential movie starring Waheeda Rehman.

Superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee shall be seen in a particular function whereas Parambrata Chatterjee has additionally one shock look.

Recalling his capturing expertise, the final part of which had continued throughout unlock part in final 12 months, Parambrata mentioned “capturing the era and the mannerisms of other renowned personalities were quite a challenge but my entire cast played their roles to perfection.”

He mentioned in the trailer voice over addressing Soumitra: “You are not merely an actor, you are a poet, a playwright, and a politically conscious personality. You are all in one.”

“I have sought to bring out the journey in Soumitra Chatterjee’s life in this film. Apart from his acting career, snippets of his private life and his life’s adventure has been brought forth in the movie which I loath to call commercial.”

Parambrata, who shared a particular rapport with Satyajit Ray’s Apu mentioned he won’t ever use the phrase late earlier than Soumitra’s title anyplace in the movie’s credit.

The movie seeks to explore the actor, poet, painter and a doyen in the subject of theatres – the multifaceted personality – and one of the cultural icons of Bengal.

The movie shall be launched in coming months, this 12 months however the date is but to be finalised.

National Award Winning Music Composer Prabuddha Banerjee has composed the music for the film whereas the screenplay and dialogues are accomplished by Padmanabha Dasgupta, Parambrata Chatterjee and Dr Shubhendu Sen.


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