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Suman Ghosh book Soumitra Chatterjee: A Filmmaker Remembers to be launched on 19 January 2022

It is packed with recollections of the filmmaker, who worked with the legendary actor between 2006 and 2017.

Roushni Sarkar

Filmmaker, scholar and author Suman Ghosh announced his book, Soumitra Chatterjee: A Filmmaker Remembers, on 15 November, the first death anniversary of the legendary actor.

The cultural icon, whom Ghosh regards as the last of the Renaissance Men of Bengal, died of COVID-19-related complications.

Soumitra Chatterjee (1935-2020): Icon who enriched Bengal's culture and Indian cinema

Slated to be released on 19 January, the late thespian’s birthday, next year, the book has a foreword by Sharmila Tagore, who made her debut alongside Chatterjee in Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar (1959).

Ghosh took to Twitter to share the book cover, which has been designed by The Book Bakers.

Ghosh’s first directorial venture with Chatterjee, Podokkhep (2006), resulted in the latter bagging his first National Film Award for Best Actor. The film received the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film. Ghosh then directed Chatterjee in Dwando (2009), Peace Haven (2016), Nobel Chor (2012) and Basu Paribaar (2017). He had seen the great artiste at work for the first time as an observer in Goutam Ghose’s Dekha (2001).

Award-winning filmmaker Aparna Sen has termed the book an important work in the corpus of writings on cinema in India.