Potol Babu Filmstar is one of Satyajit Ray’s greatest short-stories.
Its main thesis is that in theater or in cinema, there is nothing like an insignificant role; a truly skilled artist, even if given one word of dialog, can make it memorable.
Sanjay Kapoor is one of our greatest actors. His main thesis is similar.
“Only Indians are bothered about the length of a role instead of its impact,” complains Sanjay Kapoor. [Link]
Very right. As in movies and as in life length does not matter. What matters is whether you can hit, with searing impact that spot which is the nerve-center of all pleasure.
Yes I am talking about the heart.