Video: PC Chandra Tribute 2016
P. C. Chandra Group in association with Eastern India Cinetel Welfare Trust, organized the PC Chandra Tribute to provide financial support to some yesteryear’s film personalities and technicians from the Bengali film industry.
This is the fourth year of the PC Chandra Tribute program. Under this initiative, old and ailing personalities attached to the Bengali Film industry who have now fallen into bad times are being provided financial aid. The Group is providing Rs. 5,000 per month for 1 year to each of the artists / technicians /director and Rs. 10,000 per month, to Smt. Jayashree Sen ( a senior actor) for a period of 1 year.
Veteran actors Shri Soumitra Chatterjee and Smt. Madhavi Mukherjee were the Guests of Honor for this momentous ceremony. The two veteran actors handed over the checks and the mementos to the actors.
Some of the people who are being supported this year under the P C Chandra Tribute, 2016 are as follows. Smt. Jayashree Sen, (81 years) born on February 25, 1937 in Dacca, East Bengal, British India. She is an actress known for acting in quality films like ‘Sabar Uparey’ (1955) directed by Agrodoot, ‘Neelimay Neel’ (1991), ‘Kar Pape’ directed by Bikash Ray, ‘Umno O Jhumno’ directed by Sandip Chatterjee and ‘Chowringhee’ (1968) directed by Pinaki Mukherjee to name a few.
Kalyan Chatterjee, (73 years) is a renowned actor who holds a Diploma degree in acting from FTII Pune, under Government of India. His filmography consists of films like ‘Aponjon’ directed by Tapan Sinha, ‘Pratidyanddi’ directed by Satyajit Ray, ‘Sagina Mahato’ directed by Tapan Sinha, ‘Dhanni Meye’ directed by Aurobinda Mukherjee as well as ‘Kahani’ directed by Sujoy Ghosh and many more.
The veteran actor Nemai Ghosh, (73 years) has been a part of films like Mrinal Sen’s ‘Ichapuran’, ‘Chokh’ directed by Utpalendu Chakraborty, ‘Agradani’ directed by Palash Badopadhyay, ‘Kolkata 71’ directed by Mrinal Sen and ‘Uttarayan’ directed by Sandip Ray etc.
Chapal Bhadury , 77 years is the living female impersonator in the city. His most important role is in the film called ‘Aar Ekti Premer Galpo’ directed by Kaushik Ganguly. He has done acting for Yatra (drama) such as Raja Debidas, Chand Bibi, Sultana Razia and Mahiyashi Kaikeyi to name a few.
Tapeshwar Prasad, (Director, 87 years) is known for his work on The World of Apu (1959), The Music Room (1958) and Pather Panchali (1955). He has worked as assistant director in films like ‘Pather Panchali’ directed by Satyajit Ray, ‘Aparajito’ directed by Satyajit Ray etc. He has directed feature films like ‘Sesh Prahar’, ‘Pratibad’ and ‘Chath Maiya Ki Mahima’.
Sandip Chatterjee (Director, 87 years) has directed films like ‘Natun Surya’, ‘Rangin Basanta’, ‘Umno O Jhumno’ and ‘Ok Lantern’ etc.
Badal Basu, (Assistant Director, 73 years) has assisted in films like ‘Lalan Phakir’ directed by Sakti Chattopadhyay, ‘Maha Chat Puja’ by Suraj Tweari, ‘Koni’ by Saroj Dey, ‘Raktajaba’ directed by Shyamal Mukherjee and ‘Mulakath’ directed by Suraj Tewari etc.
Shakti Pada Ray, (80 years) has been editor for films like ‘Dhup Chaya’ directed by Chitta Basu, ‘Saptapadi’ directed by Ajay Kar, ‘Hospital’ directed by Sushil Majumdar, ‘Nishipadya’ directed by Aurobinda Mukherjee and ‘Aalo’ directed by Tarun Majumder etc.
Kali Prasad Roy, (78 years) has been editor of films like ‘Sandhi’ directed by Amal Dutta, ‘Amrita Kumbher Sandhane’ directed by Dilip Ray, ‘Banashri Basu’ directed by Gyanesh Mukherjee, ‘Jaar Je Priyo’ directed by Salil Dutta and ‘Paka Dekha’ directed by Aurobinda Mukherjee to name a few.
Tulshi Karmakar, (73 years) has worked as electrician for films like ‘Saheb’ directed by Bijoy Bose, ‘Bidhrohi’ directed by Anjan Chowdhury, ‘Choto Bou’ directed by Anjan Chowdhury, ‘Swet Pathorer Thala’ and ‘Lathi’ directed by Prabhat Ray.
Radhu Biswal, (72 years) has done art settings for films like ‘Ajana Batash’ and ‘Sudhu Bhalo Beshe Gelam’ to name a few.
This initiative of P. C. Chandra was praised by both Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhavi Mukherjee and they promised to give their support in the coming years too for this event.
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