NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Literature Reader Unit 5

Patol Babu, Film Star Class 10

Unit 5 Patol Babu, Film Star Exercise Answers & Summary

Summary of "Patol Babu, Film Star"

Patol Babu lived in Kanchrapara and worked in the railway factory. However, due to the war he lost his nine years old job. Then he tried many jobs he started variety shop but he failed then worked in a Bengali film but faced some problem with the director. So he left that film then his cousin offered him to join scrap iron business. Once when Nishikanto Babu came to Patol Babu, he told him that his brother-in-law Naresh Dutt who works in film business needed a short, bald-headed man of the age fifty for his film. And Nishikanto Babu suggested the name of Patol Babu.

He accepted the offer of Naresh Dutt, as a role of a pedestrian. Next morning he reached at the FARADAY HOUSE, his heart was trembling with happiness. But the problem was that he was not still given the lines of the dialogue. He asked about his lines of the dialogue to the Naresh Dutt. And Naresh Dutt told Sosanko and Jyoti to give the lines to the Patol Babu. Jyoti tore off a page and wrote something and give it to the Patol Babu. The word "oh" is written on that page. Patol Babu became very sad to see his dialogue to just speak the word "Oh" as the line of his dialogue.

Then a faint memory was stirred up in Patol Babu's mind. It was Mr. Pakrashi, Patol Babu's mentor who said "Remember one thing Patol, however small part you are offered never consider it beneath your dignity to accept it". He made rehearsals on his dialogue, and speak the word "Oh" in different pitches from high to low. And finally he performed well. Patol Babu left the place without taking money. He would get fifteen to twenty rupees for his small job but he was satisfied so much with his perfection and dedication that he didn't find any need to get money. The central idea of the story is personal satisfaction is more important than financial rewards and accomplishing tasks to perfection gives one a sense of pride and self esteem
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Unit-5 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 55

Q1 :  

With your partner answer the following questions:

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


Answer :

Note: This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, a brief idea on the solutions has been provided for your reference.

Strengths

Why do you feel so?

Strong-willed

I complete all work assigned to me.

passionate

I try to do everything with perfection.

focused

I am sure of what I want to achieve.

hardworking

I put in a lot of effort in whatever I do.

  • I want to become a successful sportsman.

  • I feel my above strengths are necessary pre requisites for a good sportsman.

  • I am very determined to achieve my dreams. I take coaching in cricket and football. I keenly follow these sports. I follow a strict diet and fitness regime to keep myself physically fit.

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Q2 :  

What was the news that Nishikanto Ghosh gave Patol Babu?


Answer :

Nishikanto Babu told Patol Babu that his brother-in law, who was in the film business, was looking for an actor for a film they were shooting. The character he described reminded Nishikanto Babu of Patol Babu so he gave him his address and asked him to get in touch with him.

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Q3 :  

How did Patol Babu react? Why?


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Q4 :  

Why had Patol Babu lost his first job in Calcutta?


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Q5 :  

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


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Q6 :  

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


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Q7 :  

How do we know that Patol Babu was a meticulous man?


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Q8 :  

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


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Q9 :  

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


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Q10 :  

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


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Q11 :  

'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?


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Q12 :  

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


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Q13 :  

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.


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Q14 :  

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


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Q15 :  

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


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Q16 :  

Here are some lines from the lesson. What do they tell us about Patol Babu's character?

passionate actor

diligent

unassuming

talented

genial

mercenary

short-tempered

introvert

meticulous

modest

humble

arrogant

Indeed, there was a time when people bought tickets especially to see him_____________


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Q17 :  

Here are some lines from the lesson. What do they tell us about Patol Babu's character?

passionate actor

diligent

unassuming

talented

genial

mercenary

short-tempered

introvert

meticulous

modest

humble

arrogant

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

_____________


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Q18 :  

Here are some lines from the lesson. What do they tell us about Patol Babu's character?

passionate actor

diligent

unassuming

talented

genial

mercenary

short-tempered

introvert

meticulous

modest

humble

arrogant

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_____________


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Q19 :  

Here are some lines from the lesson. What do they tell us about Patol Babu's character?

passionate actor

diligent

unassuming

talented

genial

mercenary

short-tempered

introvert

meticulous

modest

humble

arrogant

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 pain and surprise--all these he performed in various ways in front of a large glass window_____________


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Q20 :  

Here are some lines from the lesson. What do they tell us about Patol Babu's character?

passionate actor

diligent

unassuming

talented

genial

mercenary

short-tempered

introvert

meticulous

modest

humble

arrogant

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? _____________


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Q21 :  

(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, to gain control over one's actions 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


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Writing taskunit-5 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 69

Q1 :  

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____________


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Q2 :  

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.


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