Delhi's date with Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee

  • Anindita Acharya, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Aug 27, 2015 12:02 IST
Prosenjit Chatterjee plays an actor named Arun Chatterjee in Autograph. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing Tollywood films in 2011.

A retrospective of Prosenjit Chatterjee's films will be held at New Delhi from September 7 to September 29. The event titled Prosenjit Chatterjee: A Retrospective, will see eight of Chatterjee's most acclaimed films being screened over a period of 22 days at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre. The event is being organised by CII. "It is a great initiative and I am grateful to everyone for making this event a grand affair. I will be present on the inaugural day of the event. It is a wonderful initiative towards taking Bengali film industry forward," says an elated Chatterjee, who has been in the industry for more than three decades now. Here's a list of the films you can watch if you happen to be in Delhi.

Dosar (Bengali, September 7, 7 pm)

Directed by Rituparno Ghosh, this black-and-white film revolves around the life of Kaushik (Prosenjit Chatterjee) and his wife Kaberi (Konkona Sen Sharma). Kaushik meets with an accident, following which it is revealed that he was into an extra-marital relationship. How does his wife react after his infidelity is exposed?

Purushottam (Bengali, September 10, 7 pm)

A hardcore masala film, Chatterjee with paired opposite Debashree Roy that was also the actor's first and only directorial venture. The film's music was composed by RD Burman.

Autograph (Bengali, September 17, 7 pm)

Directed by Srijit Mukherji, the film went on to become one of the highest grossing films in Tollywood in 2011. Prosenjit plays an actor, Arun Chatterjee, in the film. The film also marked the debut of singer-composer Anupam Roy. The film, which had the hit number, Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao, was officially selected for the London Film Festival and Glasgow Festival, 2011.

Shanghai (Hindi, September 19, 7 pm)

Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, this film was based on Greek author Vassilis Vassilikos's acclaimed novel Z. Though it was a brief role, Prosenjit impressed everyone playing Dr Ahmedi, an activist, in this political thriller.

Apon Amaarapon (Bengali, September 22, 7 pm)

Directed by Tarun Majumdar, the film is remembered for its catchy music composed by the legendary RD Burman. The film also stars Tapas Pal, Satabdi Roy and Subhendu Chatterjee.

Jaatisswar (Bengali, September 23, 7 pm)

Directed by Srijit Mukherji, this musical revolves around Anthony Helmsman, a Bengali folk poet of Portuguese origin, played by Chatterjee. The film won four National Awards - Best Male Playback, Best Music, Best Costume and Best Make-up. Other actors include Jisshu Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee and Rahul. The film's music is by Kabir Suman. Aami, Yasin Aar Amaar Madhubala (Bengali, September 28, 7 pm)

Directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta, the film starring Prosenjit, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Sameera Reddy, was premiered at Toronto Film Festival in 2007. Yasin and his roommate Dilip (Prosenjit) are smitten by their beautiful neighbour Rekha. But innocent pining becomes silent obsession when Dilip decides to install a surveillance camera directly over Rekha's bed. What happens next?

Moner Manush (Bengali, September 29, 7 pm)

Directed by Gautam Ghose, the film portrays the journey of iconic Baul, poet and folk singer, Lalon Fakir. Prosenjit slept on the floor and didn't move out of the house for months to get into the skin of the character. The film won the Golden Peacock award at 41st IFFI, Goa. It also won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration.

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