Look Inside

Murmurs: Silent Steals with Soumitra Chatterjee

FREE Delivery
Delivery Ships in 1-3 days
Item Code: UBC034
Author: Amitava Nag
Publisher: Blue Pencil, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2021
ISBN: 9788194392118
Pages: 83 (Throughout B/w Illustrations)
Other Details 8.00 X 5.50 inch
Weight 220 gm

Book Description

About The Book

Soumitra Chatterjee is an unorthodox genius who dabbled in the different streams of performing and creative arts with ease and a rare poise. For six decades he was a way of life and a pride in the collective identity. Only Satyajit Ray and Rabindranath Tagore precede him in adoration and reverence.

Yet, Soumitra Chatterjee was never a star in the glamour sky. Firmly rooted in his private spaces he was a curious mind free of inhibitions. This book stems out of engaging discussions with him over the years that were not interviews but convergence of ideas and experiences. A reflection of those exchanges, the book intends to celebrate life in general and the strands of a unique journey in particular.

About the Author

Amitava Nag is an independent film critic based in Kolkata and editor of Silhouette (www.silhouette- magazine.com). His most recent books on cinema are 16 Frames and Smriti Satta o Cinema. His earlier writings include the acclaimed books Satyajit Ray's Heroes and Heroines and Beyond Apu: 20 Favourite Film Roles of Soumitra Chatterjee.

Amitava also writes poetry and short fiction in Bengali and English - observing life in a platter. His poetry collection Forever Meera and translation anthology of Soumitra Chatterjee's English poems titled Walking Through the Mist were published in 2020.


Soumitra Chatterjee was one of those extraordinary actors who straddled both the Theatre and Cinema with equal ease. A thinking actor whose performances eliminated that fine line distinction between performing and being. He made any role offered to him, his very own. It was as though no one else could play that part anymore. Very much like the great Bengali cultural icons before him, such as Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee was a man of many talents; actor, writer, poet, painter-in short, a renaissance man.

In the films of Satyajit Ray, he totally personified what Ray had in mind or imagined - it was as if they thought and responded exactly alike to the world in which they lived and belonged.

About four decades ago, I wanted to cast him in my film Kalyug as Shashi Kapoor's older brother. He was required to speak in Hindi as it was a Hindi language film. Being the perfectionist that he was, he declined the part, as he felt he did not know the language well enough to speak in the film, nor would he allow his voice to be dubbed.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What locations do you deliver to ?
    A. Exotic India delivers orders to all countries having diplomatic relations with India.
  • Q. Do you offer free shipping ?
    A. Exotic India offers free shipping on all orders of value of $30 USD or more.
  • Q. Can I return the book?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy
  • Q. Do you offer express shipping ?
    A. Yes, we do have a chargeable express shipping facility available. You can select express shipping while checking out on the website.
  • Q. I accidentally entered wrong delivery address, can I change the address ?
    A. Delivery addresses can only be changed only incase the order has not been shipped yet. Incase of an address change, you can reach us at [email protected]
  • Q. How do I track my order ?
    A. You can track your orders simply entering your order number through here or through your past orders if you are signed in on the website.
  • Q. How can I cancel an order ?
    A. An order can only be cancelled if it has not been shipped. To cancel an order, kindly reach out to us through [email protected].
Add a review
Have A Question

For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Book Categories