His last film 'Mishawr Rahasya' saw him as a middle aged man with pepper salt curly hair. This look was entirely different from his gelled, spikes in Autograph. He is one actor in Bengali film industry, who has seen it all. He did the masala bengali films with long hair and goofy clothes and went on to do layered characters with no song or dance films.
He was almost written off from the audiences mind as newer actors joined the industry but then like a phoenix he rose from the ashes and did a Chokher Bali. Although the film will always be remembered as Rituporna Ghosh's film but no one can deny the fact that Chatterjee gave an impressive performance in the role of zamindar in a feudal society.
After that the audiences were reminded once again of the actor's capabilities as he went on to do various other films. Dosar, Naukadobi and Shanghai being some milestones films in the actors career.