Matinee idol Arindam Mukherjee is on his way by train from Calcutta to Delhi to receive a national award. He encounters Aditi Sengupta, who runs a magazine for modern women. During the conversation, Arindam slowly sheds his carefully put together image of glamour and easy-living, revealing his insecurities and haunting regrets. Based on an original screenplay by Satyajit Ray, Nayak is a marvellous portraiture of the life of a superstar. The 1966 film, with unforgettable performances by Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore, went on to win several awards. This novelization by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay will remind readers of Ray's enduring genius.
Nayak The Hero