9 January 2021:
Apu, Felu Mitter, Udayan Pandit, Mayurbahan, Devdas, Soumitra Chattopadhyay the actor was constant with all the changing characters on screen. Soumitra Chattopadhyay lived his life dealing with a vast range of his works being an actor, elocutionist, painter, author, editor, theatre personality, and so on. The legendary veteran artist has recently passed away. A wall calendar titled “Apur Panchali” in his memory is going to be released on January 13, at 4 pm at Spices and Sausages (ICCR outlet). It is Surojit Kala, Shyam Sundar Company Jewelers (Rupak Saha, Director), Sudipta Chanda’s joint venture with the support of Debasis Mukherjee. Many eminent personalities will be present at the do. It can be said that this calendar will become a collection worthy for his admirers by going through the alleys of various works of Soumitra Chattopadhyay. From Ray’s Soumitra to Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha, Ajay Kar, Asit Sen, the next generation directors like Sandeep Ray, Atanu Ghosh, Anik Dutt, Shiboprosad-Nandita duo’s work, and all the work has fascinated Soumitra in a new way.
The calendar has movie posters, images of booklets. Soumitra used to draw very good paintings. There are various pictures starting from his self-portrait on a page of the calendar. He even wrote several books even edited magazines like “Ekkhon”.It is comprising of various images of his literary works. He was a great elocutionist. Gramophone disc label of his recitation of Tagore poems besides record covers of his films also got featured in one page of the same. All in all, this calendar has portrayed Soumitra in different styles. So this calendar can be considered a collector’s delight.