A staunch leftist, Soumitra Chatterjee talked about socio-political issues through his role

Kolkata, November 15 Eminent actor Soumitra Chatterjee believed that leftist ideology was the only alternative to the current political situation in the country and he never backed away from expressing his ideological beliefs till the last day.

Director Satyajit Ray chose Chatterjee to act in his political films such as “Diamond Rajar Desh” (1980), “Ghare Bairre” (1984) and “Ganashatru” (1989) to bring forth various socio-political issues.

Chatterjee’s article for this year was titled, Durga Puja edition of the Bengali mouthpiece Ganashakti of the West Bengal CPI (M), “Ikono Biswas Kori, Bamponthai Bikrapo (I still believe, leftist ideology is optional)”. Soumitra Chatterjee No More: President Ram Nath Kovind mourns the death of the veteran actor, saying, ‘Indian cinema has lost one of its greats.’

It was one of the last articles written by Thespian, who died of post-COVID complications on Sunday. Since the Left Party had started the “Shramjibi Canteen” (Workers’ Canteen) during the lockout period, Chatterjee regularly visited those canteens to serve food at a nominal rate to the poor at various places and supported his cause. Enhanced. Unlike many celebrities, he was vocal about his views and spoke on controversial issues such as social intolerance and demonetisation practice in 2016.

The CPI (M) leader from West Bengal said, “He believed in Marxist ideology and never shied away from expressing his political beliefs. Soumitra Chatterjee was not just a foundation stone in Indian cinema, he was kind about the people’s movement and struggle Were.” Sujan Chakraborty said.

After the anti-land acquisition movement in Nandigram in 2007, when the state’s intellectuals were politically divided and a large section of them took to the streets against the Left Front regime, Chatterjee stood by the CPI-M, from various quarters. Despite criticism. . CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury mourned the death of Chatterjee, whose association with the Left began in Kolkata during his college days in the late 1950s.

Yechury tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the passing away of the legendary Soumitra Chatterjee. His creativity brought the nuances of complex characters to the screen, making him realize immortality. Deepest condolences to his family and millions of fans.” Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, with whom Chatterjee shared a friendship, also expressed sorrow.

Bhattacharya said in a statement, “Soumitra Chatterjee’s death is a matter of personal sadness. The entire Bengali film industry will be as indebted to him as ever. Condolences to his family.”

Directed by autism Satyajit Ray, Chatterjee reflected the socio-political issues of Indian society in many of his films. He played the role of Udayan Pandit, a village school teacher in Ray’s “Diamond Rajar Desh”, which was considered a film against the era of emergency.

In “Ganashatru”, Chatterjee plays Dr. Played the role of Ashok Gupta, who fought against social evils and superstitions. In the film “Ghare Byre”, based on the novel by Rabindranath Tagore, Chatterjee worked as a nationalist battling the British through the Swadeshi movement. RIP Soumitra Chatterjee: Mamta Banerjee Pain Emotional Note to More to the Loss of Legendary Bengali Actor.

Chatterjee, who used to pursue Bengali cinema like a colossus and take it to the world, died on Sunday after losing his 40-day battle with COVID illnesses to the final chapter of the golden era of Bengali cinema . He was 85. Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient wife Deepa Chatterjee, daughter Polomi Basu and son Saugat Chatterjee are alive.

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