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Chapter 5: Patol Babu, Film Star

Chapter 5: Patol Babu, Film Star solutions [Pages 55 - 70]

Q 1 | Page 55

Discuss with your partner and answer the following question:
What are your strengths?

Strengths Why do you feel so?
   
   
   

What is your dream career?
I want to become a………
• Is there any correlation between your strengths and aspirations?
• Do you think you can achieve your dreams? Give reasons.

Q 3.1 | Page 67

Answer the following question briefly :

What was the news that Nishikanto Ghosh gave Patol Babu?

Q 3.2 | Page 67

Answer the following question briefly :

 How did Patol Babu react? Why?

Q 3.3 | Page 67

Answer the following question briefly :

Why did Patol Babu lose his first job in Calcutta*?

Q 3.4 | Page 67

Answer the following question briefly :

How does Patol Babu reconcile to the dialogue given to him?

Q 3.5 | Page 67

Answer the following question briefly :

Who was Mr. Pakrashi? How do his words help Patol Babu in enacting his role?

Q 3.6 | Page 67

Answer the following question briefly :

‘Patol Babu was a meticulous man’Elucidate.

Q 3.7 | Page 67

Answer the following question briefly :

Why did Mr. Mullick turn down Patol Babu's request for a rehearsal?

Q 3.8 | Page 67

Answer the following question briefly :

What were the special touches that Patol Babu gave to his role to make it more
authentic?

Q 4.1 | Page 67

Discuss the following question in detail and write the answer in your notebook :

'I hope the part calls for some dialogue?' Who says this? Why does he /she ask this
question?

Q 4.2 | Page 67

Discuss the following question in detail and write the answer in your notebook :

'Were these people pulling his leg? 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?

Q 4.3 | Page 67

Discuss the following question in detail and write the answer in your notebook :

Patol Babu is an amateur actor for whom walk-on part in a movie turns into an ultimate challenge. Discuss.

Q 4.4 | Page 67

Discuss the following question in detail and write the answer in your notebook :

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.

Q 4.5 | Page 67

Discuss the following question in detail and write the answer in your notebook :

Why does Patol Babu walk away before he can be paid for his role? What does this reveal about his character?

Q 4.6 | Page 67

Discuss the following question in detail and write the answer in your notebook :

Do you think making a movie is an easy job? Discuss with reference to the story.

Q 5 | Page 68

Here are some lines from the lesson. What do they tell us about Patol Babu's character? You may take help from the words given in the table below or find some of your own from the dictionary. The first one has been done for you:

passionate       actor          diligent            unassuming         talented
genial     mercenary      short-tempered       introvert
meticulous     modest     humble         arrogant

(a) That an offer to act in a film could come to a 52-year-old nonentity like him was
beyond his wildest dreams unassuming; modest

(b) Indeed, there was a time when people bought tickets especially to see
him…………….

(c) 'I was with Hudson and Kimberley for nine years and wasn't late for a single day.'
…………………………………….

(d) It didn't matter if the part was small, but, if he had to make the most of it, he had to learn his lines beforehand. How small he would feel if he muffed in the presence of
so many people………………………….

(e) Patol Babu cleared his throat and started enunciating the syllable in various ways. Along with that he worked out how he would react physically when the collision took place--how his features would be twisted in pain, how he would fling out his arms, how his body would crouch to express both pain and surprise--all these he performed in various ways in front of a large glass window. …………………….

(f) It is true that he needed money very badly, but what was twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication?...............................................................

Q 6 | Page 68

Here are some lines from the lesson. Match the meanings of the underlined words with their meanings listed below

(a) Then he had a job in a Bengali firm which he gave up in disgust when his boss began to treat him in too high-handed a fashion stimulate the imagination
(b) A faint memory was stirred up in Patol Babu's mind. to surrender or relinquish
(c) At first he opened a variety store
which he had to wind up after five
years.
staged
(d) In Jatras, in amateur theatricals, in plays put up by the club in his neighbourhood, Patol Babu was always in demand to gain control over one's actions
(e) Patol Babu was about to step forward
when he was pulled up short by a voice
shouting 'Silence!'
shut down
(f) Patol Babu pulled himself together stopped
Q 7 | Page 69

After Patol Babu returns home he recounts his experience in front of the camera to his wife. In pairs write out the exchange in the form of a dialogue and enact it  before the class. You may start like this….

Patol Babu's wife: So what happened at the shooting today? Did you get to do your
role?
Patol Babu: Oh, yes, I had the time of my life……………..

Q 8 | Page 69

Patol Babu impresses everyone at the shoot with his acting talent in spite of having a one word dialogue. In groups of four enact the word 'Oh' in different ways to show the following emotions:
• happiness • sorrow
• excitement • fear
• sarcasm • pain
• disappointment • surprise
Each group will then enact one of these emotions to the rest of the class using the word
'Oh'. The other groups will try to guess which emotion is being expressed.

Q 9 | Page 69

Patol Babu writes a letter to Nishikanto Ghosh to thank him for being instrumental in his getting a role in a film. He also shares his experience at the film shoot including the excitement and deep satisfaction that he derived from the same. Write the letter in about 200 words.

Q 10.1 | Page 70

Listen to your teacher read out from page no. 193, the passage on character actors and complete the exercise as directed.

Supporting roles are those roles that do not affect the plot or the subject of the film

  • Ture

  • False

Q 10.2 | Page 70

Listen to your teacher read out from page no. 193, the passage on character actors and complete the exercise as directed.

People become character actors chiefly because (Tick the right choices)

  • they like doing supporting roles

  • there are limited leading roles

  • it is easier to act in a supporting role

  • they can't find any other work

Q 10.3 | Page 70

Listen to your teacher read out from page no. 193, the passage on character actors and complete the exercise as directed.

'star quality' refers to things like……………..(Tick the right choice)

  • good looks and acting talent

  • good looks and the right weight

  • good looks and the right height

  • good looks, height and right weight

Q 10.4 | Page 70

Listen to your teacher read out from page no. 193, the passage on character actors and complete the exercise as directed.

After the age of forty, the actors most likely to get less work are (Tick the right choice)

  • character actors

  • the male lead

  • the female actors

  • the female lead

Q 10.5 | Page 70

Listen to your teacher read out from page no. 193, the passage on character actors and complete the exercise as directed.

The chief advantages of being a character actor is that …………….(Tick the right choice)

  • they are never blamed if a film fails

  • they can act for as long as they like

  • they do not have to take care of their looks

  • they do not need to be skilled at horsemanship or swimming

Chapter 5: Patol Babu, Film Star

CBSE English Course Communicative: Literature Reader - Class 10

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