Soumitra Chatterjee: The Renaissance Man of Bengali Cinema

Timeline created by RupshaC
In Film
  • Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

    Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)
    Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) was Soumitra Chatterjee's debut film. This would be the first of many collaborations with the legendary director Satyajit Ray, with whom he would do some of his best films.
  • Devi

    Devi
    The Satyajit Ray's 'Devi' was a biting criticism of the dehumanisation of women. Soumitra Chatterjee plays the pivotal role of Umaprasad, the protagonist's husband The protagonist, 16 year old Doyamoyee is assumed to be a goddess reincarnate by her in-laws who begin to worship her. Tragedy strikes as she slowly loses grasp of her own identity. .
  • Charulata

    Charulata
    Soumitra Chatterjee plays Amal, the young brother-in-law, who breathes fresh life into the lonely world of the protagonist Charu, a neglected and suppressed housewife with a talent in writing. 'Charulata' was a movie ahead of its time as it explored a complex perspective of the world through female lens.
  • Abhijaan (The Expedition)

    Abhijaan (The Expedition)
    Soumitra Chatterjee plays Narsingh, a taxi driver with a strong sense of morality and a fiery temper. When his life begins to unravel, his car is taken away from him and his wife's abandonment leads him to pursue a life against everything he once believed in.