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Subject: English , asked on 19/12/14

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Sandhya Kumari From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 25/12/11
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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.

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Sreeja Ys From Vikas The Concept School, added an answer, on 25/12/11
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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.

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Nazreen Nassar From Blooming Buds, added an answer, on 25/12/11
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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.

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Vineela Varma From Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, added an answer, 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.

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Saran S Jayan From Sharjah Indian School, added an answer, on 14/3/12
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 This is my favourite lesson :D

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Vaishnavi Venkatesan From Sri Sankara Sr Sec School, added an answer, on 18/11/12
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 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!

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Vineela Varma From Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, added an answer, 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.

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Ayush Shinde From Apeejay School, added an answer, on 12/3/16
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One morning, as Patol Babu was about to go out shopping, his neighbour, Nishikanto Ghosh, came to visit him. He told Patol Babu that his brother-in-law, who was in the film business, was looking for an actor and Nishikanto had suggested Patol Babu’s name. He also assured Patol Babu that he would be paid for the role. Patol Babu was taken by surprise because he had not expected to be given a chance at this age. But, Nishikanto knew that he had acted on stage when he was young and so suggested his name. As he went on to buy provisions from the market, Patol Babu was excited and this made him mix up his wife’s shopping list. He was preoccupied with his thoughts about the days when his name brought people to see the plays and theatricals he acted in. He was passionate about acting. Back then, he had a good job in the railway factory in Kanchrapara. Later, he got a better job offer in Calcutta and moved here with his wife. All was well and Patol Babu was thinking about starting a club in the neighbourhood when he lost his job due to the war and its effects. After losing his job, Patol Babu had to face many difficulties to earn a livelihood. He tried various things, like opening a variety store and working as an insurance agent in order to survive. In his day-to-day struggles, Patol Babu forgot about his acting talent, but at times he would recall lines that he had learnt for his acting. Naresh Dutt arrived at Patol Babu’s house and offered him a small part in a film. The role was of an absent-minded, short-tempered pedestrian. He instructed Patol Babu about the way he had to dress and told him to be at the shooting the next day at eight thirty sharp. He also gave him the address of the place. Patol Babu eagerly accepted the role but wanted to know whether the role was a speaking one and when he got a positive reply, he was relaxed. After Naresh left, Patol Babu broke the news to his wife and reminded her how he had started on the stage with a small role. Patol Babu arrived promptly at eight thirty. He was dressed up for the part, too. He saw many cars and a bus that carried equipment. The place was crowded with people but Naresh Dutt was nowhere to be seen. Patol Babu was feeling hot because of his warm jacket and he was just moving towards the entrance when Naresh Dutt called him. He praised him for his punctuality and asked him to wait under the shade till he was called for his turn. Patol Babu did as he was told and stood under the shade of a paan shop. Looking at the young people working with the equipment, Patol Babu could not help admire the hard work involved in making a film. Patol Babu was worried about the dialogue that he had to deliver because no one had given him his lines and he needed to practise, even if his role was a small one. As he was about to ask someone, the shooting started. A man standing next to Patol Babu told him that the hero of the film was Chanchal Kumar and although Patol Babu did not watch many films, he had heard the name before. Patol Babu enquired about the director so that he could tell his wife when he got back. Finally, Naresh Dutt gave him his lines and when he saw the dialogue, he felt as if they were making fun of him because it consisted of a single word, ‘Oh.’ He was told that he should feel lucky that he got a role in a film directed by Baren Mullick and the hero was none other than Chanchal Kumar. Although he was a little upset, he thought he would make the most of the situation and started practising his single dialogue in different ways. Before his turn, Patol Babu suggested a rehearsal, but he was turned down. He was given a moustache that rather suited him and was told to start the role. Patol Babu became so engrossed in his role that the collision looked a real one. Everyone praised his timing and he was asked to wait so that he could be paid. Patol Babu knew he had done a good job and he was satisfied. Acting was his passion and he did not want to wait to be paid and so he quietly left the scene. hope it helps u... 👍👍
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Shreeraj Sanjayrao Deshmukh From Rayan International School, added an answer, on 21/12/14
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when patol babu was young he was a theatre artist . it was hes dream to work infilm after 52 years he gets a chance to work in the film by nishikant babu . nishikant babu's brother was in film industry he was looking for a fiftish old bland man so nishikant babu gave adress of patol babu like this his dream was fullfiled and dailog given to nishikant babu is just oh andso he was sad but he remaimbered the words of
gogon pakrashi and he worked in the film and did not took any money from them
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 thnks alot  bijrotiya... :D

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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.

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One morning, as Patol Babu was about to go out shopping, his neighbour, Nishikanto Ghosh, came to visit him. He told Patol Babu that his brother-in-law, who was in the film business, was looking for an actor and Nishikanto had suggested Patol Babu’s name. He also assured Patol Babu that he would be paid for the role. Patol Babu was taken by surprise because he had not expected to be given a chance at this age. But, Nishikanto knew that he had acted on stage when he was young and so suggested his name.

As he went on to buy provisions from the market, Patol Babu was excited and this made him mix up his wife’s shopping list. He was preoccupied with his thoughts about the days when his name brought people to see the plays and theatricals he acted in. He was passionate about acting. Back then, he had a good job in the railway factory in Kanchrapara. Later, he got a better job offer in Calcutta and moved here with his wife. All was well and Patol Babu was thinking about starting a club in the neighbourhood when he lost his job due to the war and its effects. After losing his job, Patol Babu had to face many difficulties to earn a livelihood. He tried various things, like opening a variety store and working as an insurance agent in order to survive. In his day-to-day struggles, Patol Babu forgot about his acting talent, but at times he would recall lines that he had learnt for his acting.

Naresh Dutt arrived at Patol Babu’s house and offered him a small part in a film. The role was of an absent-minded, short-tempered pedestrian. He instructed Patol Babu about the way he had to dress and told him to be at the shooting the next day at eight thirty sharp. He also gave him the address of the place. Patol Babu eagerly accepted the role but wanted to know whether the role was a speaking one and when he got a positive reply, he was relaxed. After Naresh left, Patol Babu broke the news to his wife and reminded her how he had started on the stage with a small role.

Patol Babu arrived promptly at eight thirty. He was dressed up for the part, too. He saw many cars and a bus that carried equipment. The place was crowded with people but Naresh Dutt was nowhere to be seen. Patol Babu was feeling hot because of his warm jacket and he was just moving towards the entrance when Naresh Dutt called him. He praised him for his punctuality and asked him to wait under the shade till he was called for his turn. Patol Babu did as he was told and stood under the shade of a paan shop. Looking at the young people working with the equipment, Patol Babu could not help admire the hard work involved in making a film.

Patol Babu was worried about the dialogue that he had to deliver because no one had given him his lines and he needed to practise, even if his role was a small one. As he was about to ask someone, the shooting started. A man standing next to Patol Babu told him that the hero of the film was Chanchal Kumar and although Patol Babu did not watch many films, he had heard the name before. Patol Babu enquired about the director so that he could tell his wife when he got back.

Finally, Naresh Dutt gave him his lines and when he saw the dialogue, he felt as if they were making fun of him because it consisted of a single word, ‘Oh.’ He was told that he should feel lucky that he got a role in a film directed by Baren Mullick and the hero was none other than Chanchal Kumar. Although he was a little upset, he thought he would make the most of the situation and started practising his single dialogue in different ways.

Before his turn, Patol Babu suggested a rehearsal, but he was turned down. He was given a moustache that rather suited him and was told to start the role. Patol Babu became so engrossed in his role that the collision looked a real one. Everyone praised his timing and he was asked to wait so that he could be paid. Patol Babu knew he had done a good job and he was satisfied. Acting was his passion and he did not want to wait to be paid and so he quietly left the scene.
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Ashmeetkhurana , added an answer, on 13/11/14
Patol babu a letter to nishikanto ghosh to thank him for being instrumental in his getting a role film he also share his experience at the film shoot including the excitement and deep satisfaction that he derived from the same
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Animesh Sharma From St Aloysius School, added an answer, on 4/3/13
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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.

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Gowshikaa From Kmc Public Senior Secondary School, added an answer, on 17/2/13

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

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Ashi Jain From St. Georges Convent High School, added an answer, on 21/3/13
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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.

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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.

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