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The Master and I Soumitra Chatterjee

The Master and I

Soumitra Chatterjee

Published 2014
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Most faithful student and one of his closest friends. Soumitra Chatterjee tells the stories of his life with Satyajit Ray, recounting his experiences on and off the sets, revealing unknown facts, and offering intimate glimpses into his relationship with the film-maker he revers. As much about Ray as it is about Chatterjee, this is a unique artistic as well as personal journey along the path walked by the director and his most beloved actor. Soumitra Chatterjee was originally rejected for the role of Apu in Apur Sansar by Satyajit Ray. How did he get it back? Did Soumitra Chatterjee advise Satyajit Ray to change the ending of Charulata? How did Satyajit Ray influence Soumitra Chatterjees career on the stage? For 35 years, Bengals most accomplished actor Soumitra Chatterjee was a constant presence in the artistic and personal life of Indias foremost film director Satyajit Ray. Not only did he act in 14 of the maestros films, he was also the film- makers most faithful student and one of his closest friends. Soumitra Chatterjee tells the stories of his life with Satyajit Ray, recounting his experiences on and off the sets, revealing unknown facts, and offering intimate glimpses into his relationship with the film-maker he revers. As much about Ray as it is about Chatterjee, this is a unique artistic as well as personal journey along the path walked by the director and his most beloved actor. My life would never be the same again. It wasnt just that he had given me the chance to act in so many of his films, but also the fact that what I had got from my relationship of thirty-five years with him was no different from what I got from my parents or my wife. It was woven into my life, into the development of my character, and will remain with me till I die