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Swati Jain from Saai Memorial Girls School, asked a question
Subject: English , asked on 22/11/12

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

.manpreet Kaur From Guru Harkrishan Public School, added an answer, on 30/12/11
108 helpful votes in English

  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.

 


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Medha From Sacred Heart, added an answer, on 28/11/12
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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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Bhaswati Talukdar , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 30/11/12
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Sreehari V From Bhavans, added an answer, on 28/11/12
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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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Medha From Sacred Heart, added an answer, on 28/11/12
20 helpful votes in English

hope this helps guys!! :)))

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Prachi Patel From J.h Ambani Saraswati Vidya Mandir, added an answer, on 15/3/12
36 helpful votes in English

perfect summary

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Yash Sahoo , added an answer, on 2/3/12
3 helpful votes in English

 perfect !!! thankxxx... ! :D

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Saniya Mehroosh From Mketharihar Karnataka, added an answer, on 15/3/12
3 helpful votes in English

thnk q tht enough...

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Ipsita Mohanty From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 7/10/12
5 helpful votes in English

thank q nice answer and the summary is also short

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