This story depicts the dreams and aspirations of smalltimers and the apathy of film people for whom making films is a business. Patol Babu was a middle aged man of about fifty years with a bald head. His neighbour Nishikanta Ghosh informed him that his brother-in-law Naresh Dutt, a film producer, was looking around for an actor for a scene in a film, with looks like that of Patol Babu. Patol Babu was so excited to hear this news that in his excitement, he made the wrong purchases in the vegetable market.
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This story depicts the dreams and aspirations of smalltimers and the apathy of film people for whom making films is a business. Patol Babu was a middle aged man of about fifty years with a bald head. His neighbour Nishikanta Ghosh informed him that his brother-in-law Naresh Dutt, a film producer, was looking around for an actor for a scene in a film, with looks like that of Patol Babu.
Patol Babu was so excited to hear this news that in his excitement, he made the wrong purchases in the vegetable market. Indeed there was a time when people bought tickets especially to see him. It was in the year , when he lived in Kanchrapara and worked as a clerk with Hudson and Kimberley.
He had thought of floating his own theatrical club but he lost his job. Ever since Patol Babu had to struggle a lot to make a living. He worked in a Bengali film, worked as an insurance salesman but nothing lasted.
He paid regular visits to various offices for jobs but nothing worked. He still remembered some of the dialogues of the plays he had acted in. A new offer to work in films sparked his interest. On enquiry, Naresh Dutt told Patol Babu that it was a speaking role and he had to play an absent-minded pedestrian. His wife expressed her reservation but Patol Babu was in no mood to listen.
Next morning, Patol Babu reported on time at Faraday Building. He saw a big crowd with instruments and cameras being shifted here and there. He was instructed by Naresh Dutt to wait for his turn.
In the meantime, the shooting of the movie started and one scene was shot. He went to Naresh Dutt and asked for his dialogues. He was instructed to go and wait on one side. Patol Babu felt humiliated and let down.
He felt the entire Sunday was lost in false anticipation of a good role. A faint memory stirred his mind. Finally Patol Babu was called after an hour.
Patol Babu suggested to the director that the scene would look more realistic, if the collision took place, while he had his eyes on the newspaper. A newspaper was immediately arranged. The director suggested that a moustache on Patol Babu would really look more interesting. A moustache was stuck on his face. Patol Babu was tremendously pleased and felt that his acting skills were not blurred even after so many years.
But now he felt dejected because there was no one who had appreciated his dedication. He knew he would be paid, it would be a very small amount and he did need money very badly. But could twenty rupees measure against the intense satisfaction of doing a job perfectly.
Ten minutes later Naresh Dutt was surprised to find Patol Babu missing, without collecting his remuneration. Next minute, all that was forgotten and the camera started rolling for another shot. Download WordPress Themes. Free Download WordPress Themes. Facebook Comments.
Patol Babu, Film Star Summary Class 10 English
Nishikanta Babu told patol Babu his brother-in-law ,who was in the film business ,as looking for an actor for a film they were shooting. The character he described reminded Nishikanta Babu of patol Babu so he gave him his address and asked him to get in touch with him. He was surprised as it seemed in unbelievable to him that a year old no body like him was getting a chance to act in a film. The second world war had resulted in patol Babu being retrenched from his nine-year old clerical job at Hudston and Kimberly. Initially patol Babu was very dejected to know that he was the only one who had the speaking part that day. Even the seacs actor had no dialogues to play. Pakrashi was patol babu's mentor.
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And with my experience I will be able to guide them in the best way possible. Yes, I can and will surely achieve my dreams. A will pursue honors in my subject and then I will go ahead with a Masters in the subject Teaching is in my blood because my parents are teaching in a high school. I tutor the children living near my house who cannot afford expensive tuitions, This helps them and I too have started getting practice in this profession. Question 2. Answer the following questions briefly. Answer Nishikanto Ghosh told Patol Babu that his youngest brother-in-law was in search of an actor for a scene in a film, He required a person who would be in his fifties, short and bald-headed.