27 July, 2021

Keepers Of The Flame

Charulata is 50. Its luminous lead pair talk about the classic and its visionary director.

Sandipan Chatterjee
Keepers Of The Flame
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The scene: 11 in the morning on a September Sunday at Soumitra Chatterjee’s house in Calcutta’s Golf Green. The 80-year-old actor steps into the living room in a pair of track pants and a sweatshirt. Sunlight streams in through low wood-framed glass-windows of the one-storey bungalow, itself framed in foliage and creepers, and catches a happy glint in his eyes. “Yes, it’s a precious moment,” he smiles, agreeing that the impending meeting will recreate a certain magic. Though a little tired (Soumitra was diagnosed with cancer four years back but follows a ­hectic schedule­—acting in films and theatre, attending seminars, writing and reading), five decades have not stolen the spring in Amal’s step.

After all, he will be meeting Charulata, half a century after the actors stepped out of their characters on the sets of...



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