Parambrata Chattopadhyay who has had an enviable ride with certain class performances. The actor picks up five films in an exclusive chat in which he acts closest to himself. These films will surely keep you attached to the screen from the ‘Hemlock Society’ to ‘Shonar Pahar.’
“I was exploring my flamboyant side the first time that Hemlock Society. It always was in me, but before Hemlock not many people knew it.” Hemlock Society recounts the unique storey of an individual running a workshop, teaching him how to succeed in committing suicide.
The school has professors on its rolls who demonstrate unsafe suicide methods. The film looks closely at death and the victory of life over death.
Shonar Pahar::”Because I told my mother’s storey, I did this one with a different sort of love and care. And with the faith, living for certain things, certain values in a certain kind of life.” Shonar Pahar has no good connection to her only son Soumya about Upama, who is in his 1970s.
Soumya’s childhood friend Rajdeep visits Upama together with Bittu, his seven-year-old son. As the days pass, Upama and Bittu are closer and closer, the plot looks at the connection between kids and the elderly they are close to. The film also highlights the complexities that the generation gap often shows in families. “Some films are turning into touchstones that people remember.
Samantaral:” ‘Samantaral’ is a movie of this kind. People remember me because they made this movie.” Sujan is an ill-understood dreamer who is thought by his family to be foolish. When his nephew makes him friends, uneasy secrets of the family tumble.
Hercules:: “It is likely that because of some personal problems my character appealed to me – at the time my mother was seriously ill. I was also aware from close neighbourhood of the injustices around us.” Hercules is a light-hearted swipe in Kolkata’s harsh realities of today’s life.
The characters — the simple sole, too used to be misused to be shamed of its weakness, the para-goon, who can go as long as possible to keep his image, the next-door girl, who is always greedy following her, and the saviour that knows what to do, when the circumstances scream, “Action!” He has all those people. But how can we forget about constant stress.