Here are some extraordinary performances by Soumitra Chatterjee.
Apur Sansar: We have to start with this Bengali classic because it was his first movie and the rest is history. Thanks to Satyajit Ray for finding out this scintillating gem of Indian cinema.
Teen Bhubaner Parey: This Satyajit Ray classic portrayed Soumitra from a different perspective. Initially,his character is shown as a loafer- singing and dancing on the streets teasing girls and later he becomesthe gentle lover. This movie have some memorable songs like 'Jibon e ki pabona' and 'Hoeto Tomari Jonno'.
Abhijaan: Soumitra appears in a bearded rough look and he is not that gentleman we have seen before. His character in Abhijaan is quite arrogant and thinks too highly of himself. But life subtly teaches him the necessary lessons. 'Abhijaan' is undoubtedly one of the best picks for a serious film buff to binge on.
Jhinder Bandi: It is difficult to imagine the gentle, romantic, soft-spoken Soumitra as a mean villain. This Tapan Sinha directorial is a landmark in Bengali cinema. Soumitra is brilliant in his portrayal as the cruel antagonist Mayurbahan.
Feluda (Sonar Kella and Joy Baba Felunath): This is the Soumitra Chatterjee we will remember forever. Gentle and tough, soft yet unbroken and intelligent but humble; wielding his famous Magajastra, Feluda became a complete man and a balanced human being.
Bela Seshe: A great family movie, 'Bela Seshe' gives us many learning experiences. It highlights the values of a relationship and the bonding between family members. No one could have played the challenging role better than Soumitra Chatterjee. His presence made the Shiboprasad Mukhopadhyay directorial a really special one.
Mayurakshi: 'Mayurakshi' is about a father-son relationship affected by long distance and the events that follow when the son gives his 84-year-old father a surprise visit only to realise he is gradually slipping into dementia. Soumitra as the aging father seemed to be the pillar of 'Mayurakshi's success.