Video: Launch of Book ‘Beyond Apu’ with Soumitra Chatterjee
HarperCollins Publishers India released the book BEYOND APU, 20 favorite film roles of Soumitra Chatterjee by Amitava Nag recently at the Quest Mall outlet. The book launch was graced with the presence of Soumitra Chatterjee, Amitava Nag, Shoma A Chatterjee and others.
Beyond Apu – 20 Favourite Film Roles looks at the cinematic life of the veteran actor through twenty of the most iconic characters he has portrayed in different films. Handpicked by the star himself, 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.
“This is indeed a great book. I have done many films with other eminent directors but the audiences are not even aware of many of these films. Most people associate me with the films I have done with Satyajt Ray. But that accounts for a few films out of the three hundred plus films that I have done till now. So this is indeed a great endeavor for the audience to be aware of films which I have done and which they may not have watched till now” said veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee.
The book was followed by an interesting conversation with the veteran actor and the author Amitava Nag. Ace journalist and writer Dr. Shoma A Chatterjee moderated the launch event.
The book is available in paperback format and is priced at Rs 350.