An exhibition about the life and work of the actor Soumitra Chatterjee has started at the Kolkata International Film Festival.
Open to the public on day three of the film festival and lasting until January 15, the exhibition features several stills capturing moments from Chatterjee’s six decades of acting, as well as a video of collages of his films and stage appearances.
The actor’s daughter, Poulomi Basu, said, “The organizers arranged the exhibition to take care of the smallest details. I had provided them with the costumes that Baba used on stage. I had also given them some stills I had of him. “
“The organizers also had a lot of materials in their collection. I’m happy with the way they arranged everything, ”she added.
Filmmaker Goutam Ghosh said: “Bengalis have yet to reconcile with the death of Soumitra Chatterjee, one of the greatest concerns amid the pandemic. Let’s take this exhibition as a celebration of the life of Soumitra da. We all have memories of Soumitra-da. He was with us until recently, ”said Ghosh, who directed Dada Saheb Phalke’s award winner in two films.
The exhibition on Chatterjee’s film career was divided into two segments – one on his work with Satyajit Ray and one on his films with other prominent directors.