Submitted by WBRi on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:49.
Ohio, March 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) In the glitz and glamour
of the Bengali movie industry, most of the limelight is often
(understandably!) hogged by the leading actors and actresses. However,
the character actors often turn out to be the true unsung stars in
movies, propping up films with their honest and sincere performances.
One of the most popular and accomplished character artists of our times,
Dolon Roy, chats with WBRi correspondent Arijit Chakrabarty in a brief
audio interview. In a candid interaction session, Dolon Roy reveals more
about her roles in ‘Zameen’, ‘Charulata 2011’, ‘Macho Mastana’, her future projects and much, much more.
With Dolon Roy being one of the busiest actors in the Tollywood
industry, it was indeed commendable on her part to have been able to
take out time for a chat session at the studios of WBRi. The interviewer
thanked her on this regard. The actress also displayed her pleasant
disposition, as she exchanged cordialities with the show host.
interview started off with Dolon Roy being posed questions about her
upcoming films, ‘Zameen’ and ‘Charulata 2011’, both of which are
scheduled to release in theatres on the 2nd of March. Speaking about
‘Zameen’, Dolon said it was a ‘different’ film, which delved deep into
the contemporary societal problems and political issues that plagued
West Bengal in the present day. Praising the way in which the movie had
shaped up, the actress referred to ‘Zameen’ as a film that sought to
convey a rather complex topical message to the viewers in a relatively
simple manner. The strong storyline of the movie helped a great deal
too, Dolon Roy added.
Elaborating more about her role in ‘Zameen’, Dolon Roy said that she
was essaying the character of a revolutionary lady in the film. Dolon
quipped that, any revolution that is headed by a woman generally becomes
highly successful and the same was the case in ‘Zameen’. Her character
spans a total period of 13 years in the film, starting right from her
marriage (at a young age!), to the birth of her child, till the stage
where her son had already become established in life (and she had grown
into an elderly lady). In effect, ‘Zameen’ featured the journey of Dolon
Roy’s character, from a simple and straightforward young woman to a
mature lady, who had witnessed several big changes in life.
The conversation then moved on to the other (and bigger!) release of
the week, ‘Charulata 2011’. While Dolon Roy categorically stated that
her roles in this film was totally different from that in ‘Zameen’
(thereby ruling out any comparison!), there was one basic similarity
between her characters in the two films. In both the movies, Dolon’s
role featured a profound love for her child (as is, of course, expected
from any caring mother!). In ‘Charulata 2011’, it might initially seem
that ‘Dolon’s character is only hankering after more money and wealth,
but, later on in the movie, it is revealed that, the financial opulence
that she was craving for was all for her kid, so that the latter could
be brought up in the best possible manner. Similarly, in ‘Zameen’ too,
‘Dolon’ plays a strong-willed woman, who is prepared to stand up and
fight against the society to ensure that she is able to hand over her
family property and land to her offspring, as and when the latter
manages to find a solid footing in life. According to Dolon, the wish to
provide something of value to one’s own blood was the sole common
feature between the characters she was portraying in ‘Zameen’ and
‘Charulata 2011’ respectively.