Bengali actor-politician Tapas Pal, who died of a cardiac arrest at 61, shall be remembered as Kedar Chatterjee. That’s the identify of the character the actor and former Trinamool Congress lawmaker performed in his first movie, Dadar Kirti.
This movie endeared him to each Bengali family, and ultimately despatched him to the Lok Sabha twice. Not even his time in jail for hyperlinks with Ponzi scams goes to take that away.
Kedar Chatterjee was a simpleton, some would say somewhat gentle within the head, who’s launched to his love curiosity as every part he isn’t, an excellent scholar and athlete. And but he wins her coronary heart along with his unwavering sincerity and earnestness.
Kedar made Tapas Pal the boy each Bengali mom needed for a son-in-law. That is a stereotype Tapas Pal by no means actually escaped in his performing profession. He did later in his profession play the powerful man in some movies.
However pattern the names of movies he has acted in and it’ll inform the story of how Tapas grew to become Kedar. Bhalobasha Bhalobasha (Love Love), Anurager Chowa (Loving Contact) and Maya Mamata, which most likely does not want a translation.
When Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee named Tapas Pal because the candidate for Krishnanagar seat in 2009, the idea of fielding actors in elections was nonetheless alien, actually in West Bengal the place politicians had been hard-bitten ideologues who labored for years for the lots earlier than attempting their luck on the poll.
All people liked the concept Kedar was contesting. However win? That query could be greeted with giggles, principally. However win he did in 2009 and 2014.
After that, some blots on his copybook. The Ponzi scheme hyperlink and a few sexist feedback that shocked greater than they might have had they arrive from anybody however Kedar.
However as all of the condolence messages pouring in present, it’s Tapas Pal of Dadar Kirti who shall be remembered. Even Mamata Banerjee, in her condolence message, first describes him as a celebrity after which get together MP. But others are calling him the superhero of Bengali cinema after Uttam Kumar.