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What is the Summary of Patol Babu, film Star......???

Asked by Swati Jain(teacher) , on 22/11/12


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  SUMMARY :-

 

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.

 


 HOPE DIS HELPSS :) :),,,, i 'll search fr the characteristics and give u aftrwrds,, if i cant means dnt mistake me :(

Posted by .manpreet Kaur(student)on 30/12/11

 perfect !!! thankxxx... ! :D

Posted by Yash Sahoo(student)on 2/3/12

thank q nice answer and the summary is also short

Posted by Ipsita Mohanty(student)on 7/10/12

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 Medha(parent)on 28/11/12

hope this helps guys!! :)))

Posted by Medha(parent)on 28/11/12

 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 Sreehari V(student)on 28/11/12

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