Uttam Kumar - Wikipedia
Uttam Kumar was an Indian film actor, director, producer and singer who predominantly worked began the success of the all-time romantic pair of Uttam Kumar – Suchitra Sen, though they had first paired in Sharey Chuattor (). Such departures were unusual in relation to set formats of stardom in Indian popular. Frankly, I don t think Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen were in love, Dibanath and Suchitra did not share a bitter relationship from the start. Suchitra Sen in her own words: I had a good friendship with Uttam Kumar, a deep one. In her discussion with Amitabha Choudhury, described.
Uttam Kumar married Gauri Debi in His grandson Gaurav Chatterjee  is also an actor.
Uttam Kumar lived together with Supriya Devi till following Kumar's death. No one carries Indian culture in a Kurta and Dhoti as well as he does. Then he acted in about four to five films, all of which were flops. In those films he constantly varied his name: He was dubbed as the 'Flop Master General'. When he entered the studio, people would laugh at him and comment "Here comes the new Durgadas He considered leaving the world of cinema and start working at Calcutta Ports.
But his wife, Gouri Chatterjee told him that it would be better if he did not to do a job his heart was not in.
He later got the contact at M. P Studios for three years. P studios produced the film "Basu Paribar" in which he came into prominence, but his breakthrough film was Agni Pariksha in that began the success of the all-time romantic pair of Uttam Kumar — Suchitra Sen, though they had first paired in Sharey Chuattor The film ran for 65 weeks and established Uttam in the industry.
On the background of the mass migration from the then East Pakistan to Calcutta, the Uttam-Suchitra pair gave expression to the yearnings of a new, transformed city. In contrast to the earlier phase of Bengali cinema mostly dominated by the dramatised style of the New Theaters' films in the sthe Uttam-Suchitra films were marked by a more naturalistic acting style, a bit dramatic-stylized, soft-focus black-and-white cinematography with chiaroscuro effects, and a more popular and modern form of music that broke away more decisively from earlier dependence on classical types.
Uttam Kumar was especially adored for his effortless naturalism in front of the camera and a distinctively urbane charisma that broke free from the prototypical Bengali screen hero of the past. He acted in Nayak by Satyajit Ray in which the master-director scripts the rise of a young actor with an ordinary background to a star sought after by one and all. In fact, this film may be considered as a tribute to Uttam Kumar.
This near-total reign was somewhat slightly disturbed during the politically turbulent era of the late sixties up to the Emergency, when Uttam Kumar's regular, politically passive or relatively conservative romantic film persona sometimes found it difficult to fit into the narratives of unrest that came to the fore.
Saat Pakey Bandha, besides winning me the best actress award in the Moscow film festival, is memorable for another reason.
What you watched in this film was happening to me in real life. I would have a quarrel with my husband everyday during the shooting. During the shoot in the afternoon, I had a similar scene of the quarrel. I paired with Uttam Kumar in so many films, and yet, I told my producers to keep my name ahead of the actor in the advertisements.
I had a good friendship with Uttam Kumar, a deep one. Among actors, I respect Dilip Kumar the most. Bimal Roy took me to Bombay in the middle of the s.
There I acted against Dilip Kumar in Devdas. But I made good friendship with Sanjeev Kumar, who was a wonderful person. And he was a good actor as well.Ora Thakey Odhare - Bengali Movie - Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen
He used to contact me every time he visited Kolkata and came to my place. I was quite close to Kanan Devi. She helped me in my bad times. During the time of my marital discord, I had left home and lived at her place for some time. I look for intelligence and sharp conversations. He came to my residence offering a lead role and, as I took my seat, he suddenly sat near my foot and offered me a bouquet of roses while offering the role.
I rejected the offer.
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At the celebration party of Saat Pake BandhaSen ripped apart co-star, Soumitra Chatterjee's shirt to prove that she actually had the strength to carry out that scene in the film. At times childlike, at times a diva, she was a sphinx to her peers. Yet, it had a certain allure. For Dilip Kumar who was 'charmed by her intellect' during Devdas to Sanjeev Kumar, who remained a close friend post AandhiSen was the archetypal heroine. No one exemplifies this feeling than Uttam Kumar. During the film Saptapadi, writer Nitai Bhattacharya had scripted an ending that required the demise of Sen's character, Rina Brown.
However, Uttam Kumar would have none of it. He managed to convince the writer, at the expense of Rs2, of his own money to change the ending into a more ambiguous one. Despite the rise of her stature, Sen never really embraced Hindi cinema.
Many attribute the pairing of Uttam-Suchitra as a cause for this. For Raj Kapoor though, she held no love.
I look for intelligence and sharp conversations. He came to my residence offering a lead role and, as I took my seat, he suddenly sat near my foot and offered me a bouquet of roses while offering the role. I rejected the offer. I did not like his personality.