Patol Babu, Film Star - Important Questions

1.         Why did Nishikanto Ghosh call on Patol Babu one morning? How did Patol Babu react after hearing him? What kind of a stage actor had Patol Babu been earlier?
2.         Why had Patol Babu lost his first job in Calcutta?
3.         How did Patol Babu disclose his pleasure for the film role before his wife?
4.         'I hope the part calls for some dialogue?' Who says this? Why does he /she ask this question?
5.        What happened when Patol Babu went to Faraday House for shooting after he had met Naresh Dutt? How did he feel after having been given his one-worded dialogue?
'Were these people pulling his legs? Was the whole thing a gigantic hoax? A meek, harmless man like him, and they had to drag him into the middle of the city to make a laughing stock out of him. How could anyone be so cruel?' Why does Patol Babu have these thoughts?
6.          How does Patol Babu reconcile to the dialogue given to him?
Who was Mr. Pakrashi? How do his words help Patol Babu in enacting his role?
What had Patol Babu‘s mentor Gogon Pakrashi told him about the actor as an artist? How was Patol Babu emboldened by his mentor Gogon Pakrashi‘s advice?
7.          How do we know that Patol Babu was a meticulous man?
8.          Why did Mr. Mullick turn down Patol Babu's request for a rehearsal?
9.          What were the special touches that Patol Babu gave to his role to make it more authentic?
How did Patol Babu give an emotional touch to his dialogue of Oh!?
10.       What did Patol Babu suggest Baren Mullick to add authenticity to his role when his turn for shoot came? What happened thereafter?
11.      Patol Babu is an amateur actor for whom walk-on part in a movie turns into an ultimate challenge. Discuss.
12.       What did Patol Babu feel after the shoot? Why did he go without taking any money?
13.      Why does Patol Babu walk away before he can be paid for his role? What does this reveal about his character?
14.       Which incidents prove that Patol Babu was a man of imagination?
15.       Do you agree with the statement that Patol Babu is a practical man who comes to terms with whatever life has to offer? Give reasons for your answer.
16.       ‘Personal satisfaction is more important than financial reward’. Justify this with reference to the lesson ‘Patol Babu the film star’.

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