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summary of patol babu,film star?plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Asked by Shraddha(student) , on 6/11/12

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patol babu in his child hood acted as a stage actor now at the age of 52 he gets a chance of acting in a film then he feels as if he will get many lines to tell in his role but when he knows that he has to say only a small word-"OH" he feels that why did he accept for a role in which he just has to tell a word! when he remembers his guru 's words he tries to say that word in many ways and thinks that he can write a thesis on that single word. and after acting even without taking his fee he goes to home.

hope dis helpzzz........

Posted by Sreeja Ys(student)on 25/12/11

Patol Babu ( Sitalakanto Ray ) is 52 now. In his early days he was fond of acting on the stage which he did with considerable success. Then, after coming to Calcutta he worked in a British firm, in a Bengali firm, as an insurance agent, as a scrap - dealer, and in all this struggle to make a living, acting became a thing of the past. One day he gets an offer to work in a film. He is excited at the project and remembers how he used to be in demand as an actor. As it turns out, the offer is for a small walk- on role in which he has to run into the hero and say a single word 'oh '. As first he is rather disappointed, but then he remembers the advice of his mentor that no role, no dialogue is too small for a real actor, and one must perform the role whole- heartedly and to the best of his ability. He rehearses the word 'oh ' with different inflections to show pain, sorrow, joy, surprise, agony etc and plays his part to his satisfaction. Having performed his role he feels pride in his performance and comes home, a contented men, even without bothering to wait for his payment- for him the pride and satisfaction of a good performance is enough for a good, true actor.

Posted by Nazreen Nassar(student)on 25/12/11

Summary: Personal satisfaction is more important than financial rewards, as depicted in Satyajit Ray 's short story "Patol Babu, Film Star." The main character Patol Babu realized that personal satisfaction could not be measured and weighed by money, and so he acted in the film out of passion he felt toward the job more than because of the money he would make from the job.


In Patol Babu Film Star, Satyajit Ray has highlighted the idea that personal satisfaction is more important than financial rewards. According to him, one does a job because he is interested in it rather than because he can get reward from it.

In the story Patol Babu was given only a minor role in the film, as a pedestrian who was only needed to collide into the main actor Chancal Kumar and uttered a monosyllable sound "oh." Nevertheless, his passion to the job drove him to work hard to give the best performance by rehearsing himself. Eventually, he had done a terrific job and received praises from Chancal Kumar, "You timed it so well that I nearly passed out." and Barren Mullick "Jolly good! Why, you 're quite an actor!" He felt very pleased with his performance and "a total satisfaction swept over him." He thought that it did not matter whether he received any payment or not. "What were twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication?" Thus, he did not wait to collect his payment.

Patol Babu realized that personal satisfaction could not be measured and weighed by money. To him, personal satisfaction is more crucial than material rewards. Ever since the beginning, Patol Babu did not act in the film because of the money merely. In contrast, it was because of his passion towards the job that drove him to act in the film. "I 'll be paid, of course, but that 's not the main thing." He also knew that nobody would appreciate his performance as he is only a minor actor in the film. Even though Baren Mullick praised him, he would soon forget about it. "But all his labour and imagination he had put into this one shot--were these people able to appreciate that?" However, Patol Babu thought that his own satisfaction was more salient. He had proven his ability and talent in acting and these worked as a sort of motivation to him.

In the nutshell, personal satisfaction was more important than financial rewards and this idea work as one of the main issue in the story.

Posted by Sandhya(student)on 25/12/11

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In Patol Babu Film Star, Satyajit Ray has highlighted the idea that personal satisfaction is more important than financial rewards. According to him, one does a job because he is interested in it rather than because he can get reward from it.

In the story Patol Babu was given only a minor role in the film, as a pedestrian who was only needed to collide into the main actor Chancal Kumar and uttered a monosyllable sound "oh." Nevertheless, his passion to the job drove him to work hard to give the best performance by rehearsing himself. Eventually, he had done a terrific job and received praises from Chancal Kumar, "You timed it so well that I nearly passed out." and Barren Mullick "Jolly good! Why, you 're quite an actor!" He felt very pleased with his performance and "a total satisfaction swept over him." He thought that it did not matter whether he received any payment or not. "What were twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication?" Thus, he did not wait to collect his payment.

Patol Babu realized that personal satisfaction could not be measured and weighed by money. To him, personal satisfaction is more crucial than material rewards. Ever since the beginning, Patol Babu did not act in the film because of the money merely. In contrast, it was because of his passion towards the job that drove him to act in the film. "I 'll be paid, of course, but that 's not the main thing." He also knew that nobody would appreciate his performance as he is only a minor actor in the film. Even though Baren Mullick praised him, he would soon forget about it. "But all his labour and imagination he had put into this one shot--were these people able to appreciate that?" However, Patol Babu thought that his own satisfaction was more salient. He had proven his ability and talent in acting and these worked as a sort of motivation to him.

In the nutshell, personal satisfaction was more important than financial rewards and this idea work as one of the main issue in the story.

Posted by bijrotiya (student), on 25/12/11

Posted by Vvdprao(student)on 6/11/12

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In the story, Patol Babu gets an opportunity when he least expects . He is taken aback when he talks about this offer with his neighbour Nishikanto Babu to act in films. Here, we are introduced to another side of the character of Patol Babu who was a very well known and talented actor on stage in his days. He had a real passion and was obsessed with the mere idea of being on the stage. This is why we see him thrilled with excitement at getting this offer.

He is shown to be a very humble person undaunted by the people 's reaction towards him and others on the site of shooting. He is all praises for the hard work people were engaged in. Although he hasn 't seen many films he has heard Chancal Kumar 's name. He is concerned about his dialogue which he asks from Naresh Dutt. Sosanko is the person who gives him his script which is a simple sheet of paper which reads 'Oh! '

At first he finds it humiliating and quite strange about his role in the movie. Even Sosanko, displaying hollowness of modern man, tries to persuade him by saying how lucky he is that in such a crowd of people who lacked opportunities to become known, he has been given a chance.

However, among all this embarrassment, he regains his compose when he recollects his mentor, Gogon Pakrashi 's words: “...however small a part you 're offered never consider it beneath your dignity to accept it...” Noteworthy in this entire episode is how sportingly Patol Babu takes everything and rehearses again and again and adds props to his countenance, just in order to add a special touch to his character.

Eventually, he does a terrific job and receives praises from Chancal Kumar, "You timed it so well that I nearly passed out." and Barren Mullick "Jolly good! Why, you 're quite an actor!" He feels very pleased with his performance and "a total satisfaction swept over him." He thinks that it did not matter whether he receives any payment or not. "What were twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication?" Thus, he does not wait to collect his payment. Patol Babu realizes that personal satisfaction cannot be measured and weighed by money. To him, personal satisfaction is more crucial than material rewards. Ever since the beginning, Patol Babu did not act in the film because of the money merely. In contrast, it is because of his passion towards the job that drives him to act in the film. He proves his ability and talent in acting and these work as a sort of motivation to him. In the nutshell, personal satisfaction had always been more important than financial rewards and this idea work as one of the main issue in the story.

Posted by Anubha Tandon(student)on 6/11/12

OMG this chapter made me fell asleep. It is basically nothing but goes on and on for 8-10 sides! Man the most boring chapter!

Posted by Vaishnavi Venk...(student)on 18/11/12

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better to read the chap lazy girl mf

Posted by Syed Aslam(student)on 15/1/13

the theme of this lesson is perfection and self satifaction is important than rewards for an artist

Posted by Gowshikaa(student)on 17/2/13

In the story, Patol Babu gets an opportunity when he least expects . He is taken aback when he talks about this offer with his neighbour Nishikanto Babu to act in films. Here, we are introduced to another side of the character of Patol Babu who was a very well known and talented actor on stage in his days. He had a real passion and was obsessed with the mere idea of being on the stage. This is why we see him thrilled with excitement at getting this offer.

He is shown to be a very humble person undaunted by the people 's reaction towards him and others on the site of shooting. He is all praises for the hard work people were engaged in. Although he hasn 't seen many films he has heard Chancal Kumar 's name. He is concerned about his dialogue which he asks from Naresh Dutt. Sosanko is the person who gives him his script which is a simple sheet of paper which reads 'Oh! '

At first he finds it humiliating and quite strange about his role in the movie. Even Sosanko, displaying hollowness of modern man, tries to persuade him by saying how lucky he is that in such a crowd of people who lacked opportunities to become known, he has been given a chance.

However, among all this embarrassment, he regains his compose when he recollects his mentor, Gogon Pakrashi 's words: “...however small a part you 're offered never consider it beneath your dignity to accept it...” Noteworthy in this entire episode is how sportingly Patol Babu takes everything and rehearses again and again and adds props to his countenance, just in order to add a special touch to his character.

Eventually, he does a terrific job and receives praises from Chancal Kumar, "You timed it so well that I nearly passed out." and Barren Mullick "Jolly good! Why, you 're quite an actor!" He feels very pleased with his performance and "a total satisfaction swept over him." He thinks that it did not matter whether he receives any payment or not. "What were twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication?" Thus, he does not wait to collect his payment. Patol Babu realizes that personal satisfaction cannot be measured and weighed by money. To him, personal satisfaction is more crucial than material rewards. Ever since the beginning, Patol Babu did not act in the film because of the money merely. In contrast, it is because of his passion towards the job that drives him to act in the film. He proves his ability and talent in acting and these work as a sort of motivation to him. In the nutshell, personal satisfaction had always been more important than financial rewards and this idea work as one of the main issue in the story.

Posted by Animesh Sharma(student)on 4/3/13

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In Patol Babu Film Star, Satyajit Ray has highlighted the idea that personal satisfaction is more important than financial rewards. According to him, one does a job because he is interested in it rather than because he can get reward from it.

I n the story Patol Babu was given only a minor role in the film, as a pedestrian who was only needed to collide into the main actor Chancal Kumar and uttered a monosyllable sound "oh." Nevertheless, his passion to the job drove him to work hard to give the best performance by rehearsing himself. Eventually, he had done a terrific job and received praises from Chancal Kumar, "You timed it so well that I nearly passed out." and Barren Mullick "Jolly good! Why, you 're quite an actor!" He felt very pleased with his performance and "a total satisfaction swept over him." He thought that it did not matter whether he received any payment or not. "What were twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication?" Thus, he did not wait to collect his payment.

Patol Babu realized that personal satisfaction could not be measured and weighed by money. To him, personal satisfaction is more crucial than material rewards. Ever since the beginning, Patol Babu did not act in the film because of the money merely. In contrast, it was because of his passion towards the job that drove him to act in the film. "I 'll be paid, of course, but that 's not the main thing." He also knew that nobody would appreciate his performance as he is only a minor actor in the film. Even though Baren Mullick praised him, he would soon forget about it. "But all his labour and imagination he had put into this one shot--were these people able to appreciate that?" However, Patol Babu thought that his own satisfaction was more salient. He had proven his ability and talent in acting and these worked as a sort of motivation to him.

In the nutshell, personal satisfaction was more important than financial rewards and this idea work as one of the main issue in the story.

Posted by Ashi Jain(student)on 21/3/13

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In the story, Patol Babu gets an opportunity when he least expects . He is taken aback when he talks about this offer with his neighbour Nishikanto Babu to act in films. Here, we are introduced to another side of the character of Patol Babu who was a very well known and talented actor on stage in his days. He had a real passion and was obsessed with the mere idea of being on the stage. This is why we see him thrilled with excitement at getting this offer.

He is shown to be a very humble person undaunted by the people 's reaction towards him and others on the site of shooting. He is all praises for the hard work people were engaged in. Although he hasn 't seen many films he has heard Chancal Kumar 's name. He is concerned about his dialogue which he asks from Naresh Dutt. Sosanko is the person who gives him his script which is a simple sheet of paper which reads 'Oh! '

At first he finds it humiliating and quite strange about his role in the movie. Even Sosanko, displaying hollowness of modern man, tries to persuade him by saying how lucky he is that in such a crowd of people who lacked opportunities to become known, he has been given a chance.

However, among all this embarrassment, he regains his compose when he recollects his mentor, Gogon Pakrashi 's words: ...however small a part you 're offered never consider it beneath your dignity to accept it... Noteworthy in this entire episode is how sportingly Patol Babu takes everything and rehearses again and again and adds props to his countenance, just in order to add a special touch to his character.

Eventually, he does a terrific job and receives praises from Chancal Kumar, "You timed it so well that I nearly passed out." and Barren Mullick "Jolly good! Why, you 're quite an actor!" He feels very pleased with his performance and "a total satisfaction swept over him." He thinks that it did not matter whether he receives any payment or not. "What were twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication?" Thus, he does not wait to collect his payment. Patol Babu realizes that personal satisfaction cannot be measured and weighed by money. To him, personal satisfaction is more crucial than material rewards. Ever since the beginning, Patol Babu did not act in the film because of the money merely. In contrast, it is because of his passion towards the job that drives him to act in the film. He proves his ability and talent in acting and these work as a sort of motivation to him. In the nutshell, personal satisfaction had always been more important than financial rewards and this idea work as one of the main issue in the story.

thumbz up plzzzzz.......

Posted by Vineela Varma(student)on 6/3/14

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In the story, Patol Babu gets an opportunity when he least expects . He is taken aback when he talks about this offer with his neighbour Nishikanto Babu to act in films. Here, we are introduced to another side of the character of Patol Babu who was a very well known and talented actor on stage in his days. He had a real passion and was obsessed with the mere idea of being on the stage. This is why we see him thrilled with excitement at getting this offer.

He is shown to be a very humble person undaunted by the people 's reaction towards him and others on the site of shooting. He is all praises for the hard work people were engaged in. Although he hasn 't seen many films he has heard Chancal Kumar 's name. He is concerned about his dialogue which he asks from Naresh Dutt. Sosanko is the person who gives him his script which is a simple sheet of paper which reads 'Oh! '

At first he finds it humiliating and quite strange about his role in the movie. Even Sosanko, displaying hollowness of modern man, tries to persuade him by saying how lucky he is that in such a crowd of people who lacked opportunities to become known, he has been given a chance.

However, among all this embarrassment, he regains his compose when he recollects his mentor, Gogon Pakrashi 's words: ...however small a part you 're offered never consider it beneath your dignity to accept it... Noteworthy in this entire episode is how sportingly Patol Babu takes everything and rehearses again and again and adds props to his countenance, just in order to add a special touch to his character.

Eventually, he does a terrific job and receives praises from Chancal Kumar, "You timed it so well that I nearly passed out." and Barren Mullick "Jolly good! Why, you 're quite an actor!" He feels very pleased with his performance and "a total satisfaction swept over him." He thinks that it did not matter whether he receives any payment or not. "What were twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication?" Thus, he does not wait to collect his payment. Patol Babu realizes that personal satisfaction cannot be measured and weighed by money. To him, personal satisfaction is more crucial than material rewards. Ever since the beginning, Patol Babu did not act in the film because of the money merely. In contrast, it is because of his passion towards the job that drives him to act in the film. He proves his ability and talent in acting and these work as a sort of motivation to him. In the nutshell, personal satisfaction had always been more important than financial rewards and this idea work as one of the main issue in the story.

thumbz up plzzzzz.......

Posted by Vineela Varma(student)on 6/3/14

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