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Eminent Actor/Artiste Shri Dhritiman Chatterji in Bangkok Print E-mail
Dhritiman Chatterjee Shri Dhritiman Chatterjee, has been a prominent contributor in the parallel or independent cinema in India, with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Aparna Sen, among others. He has also worked in English with well-known filmmakers such as Jane Campion and in Hindi with Mani Ratnam and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He has received several acting awards and has been on the jury of the National Film Awards. Some of his notable film includes Black, 36 Chowringhee Lane, 15 Park Avenue, Guru, The Holy Smoke, The Perfumed Garden, Agantuk (The Visitor ) are to name a few.

 
A totally new show, and never performed in India, ‘Inheritance’ will make its debut in Singapore during the last week of February 2007, after which it will be staged in Bangkok on 2nd March 2007.  Surely, it is going to be a memorable evening to be cherished forever.

Program details:

Program : Inheritance – An Bi-lingual Audio-Visual Show on Rabindranath Tagore
Duration of the Show -  90 mins
Date: March 2, 2007
Venue: Banquet Hall, Novotel Lotus, Soi 33 Sukhumvit Road
Time : 7:30 pm.
Entrance charges  :  Baht 500 per person with Food. Children above 5 years will be charged full, however it we would like to state that the content of the show may not appeal to small kids.

For Invitation Contact :
Anindo Aditya
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Inheritance – A Synopis

Inheritance
There is no poet, story teller, bard, thinker, philosopher and spiritual guide who permeates every pore of a Bangali’s being in the same way as Rabindranath Tagore does. To the Bangali, Rabindranath is much more than a man of genius. He defines what it means to be a Bangali.

But is Rabindranath turning into just a cultural icon? Is there a danger of his heritage becoming a fossilized part of Bengal’s past, of him being put on a pedestal and forgotten, as often happens with cultural icons? Surely, Rabindranath must be relevant today. He must not only be a part of Bengal’s heritage but a living, breathing influence on contemporary life and culture.

Rabindranath’s legacy has been documented, remembered and celebrated in many ways – through research, song, dance, recitation and performance. What may not have received sufficient attention, however, is the issue of continuity in his work – what influenced him, and more importantly, how he inspired others after him, how the work of writers, poets and singers even today continues to resonate with memories of him.


 The performance will feature Sreyashi Mitra, who sings primarily Rabindra Sangeet but is fluent in other genres too, traditional as well as contemporary and Dhritiman Chaterji, film and stage actor of repute. Brief introductions to them are attached.

 
 
Dhritiman and Sreyashi will weave the narrative outlined above in a seamless tapestry of word and music. Sreyashi will sing to a live accompaniment as well as a recorded background score to provide scale and depth. Dhritiman’s narration will flow in and out of the music and will include both texts from Rabindranath and others as well as explanatory commentary.

To take into account the multilingual nature of the audience at overseas shows, the narration will be both in Bangla and English.


Dhritiman Chaterji -  A Profile

Dhritiman Chaterji commenced his acting career in 1970 as the protagonist of Satyajit Ray's Pratidwandi (The Adversary).  Most of his acting work has been in the parallel or independent cinema in India, with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Aparna Sen, among others. He has also worked in English with well-known filmmakers such as Jane Campion and in Hindi with Mani Ratnam and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He has received several acting awards and has been on the jury of the National Film Awards.

On TV, Dhritiman anchored the pathbreaking programme Pradakshina for Doordarshan, a journey down the Ganga from source to sea. He produced and directed an educational series for the Countrywide Classroom Programme of the University Grants Commission. He has been active in Bangla television as well and is about to start shooting a series on heritage sites of Kolkata.

Dhritiman pursues an active theatre career with the group Justus Repertory. Their production Dark Horse, based on the work of the Marathi poet Arun Kolatkar, in which Dhritiman plays Kolatkar, has been invited to numerous important theatre festivals. In December, Dhritiman l presented along with Om Puri, the Hindustani classical musicians Ustad Rashid Khan and Tejendra Narayan Majumdar live in Kolkata.
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Dhritiman pursues a parallel career in advertising and documentary filmmaking. He was Creative Director of JWT, one of India’s leading advertising agencies, for several years and now runs his independent advertising and social communications practice. He has been consultant to UNICEF on issues relating to violence against women in Bangladesh and on the National Literacy Mission Project in West Bengal. He is also communications consultant to a major technology company in Sri Lanka.

Dhritiman’s documentary Smile for Me, on spastic children, was selected for screening in the Indian Panorama section of the XIIIth International Film Festival of India.

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