Uttam Kumar

  • Suchitra Sen (1931 - 2014): Forever young 17-01-2014 02:59 PM

    And the other half passes away. It was 2009, College Street in Kolkata. I was searching for old Bengali magazines from the 60s and the 70s, while researching for my book, 'Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen - Bengali Cinema's First Couple'. I asked a magazine vendor, "Dada Suchitra Sen er...
  • Suchitra Sen (1931 - 2014): Bengali cinema's 'Queen of Hearts' 17-01-2014 12:43 PM

    Kolkata: Capturing the public's imagination for three decades through her ethereal beauty and intense celluloid performance, Suchitra Sen symbolised the golden age of Bengali cinema with memorable films like 'Agnipariksha', 'Devdas' and 'Saat Paake Bandha'. The doe-eyed beauty turned a recluse after bidding adieu to the world of films in...
  • Uttam Kumar and 'Mrs Sen': The magical and hypnotic Uttam-Suchitra years 17-01-2014 10:28 AM

    Greta Garbo was born on September 1905 and died in 1990 at the age of 84. But for almost half a century before that, she was a recluse, choosing her life in seclusion as she famously remarked once - "I want to be let alone." She shot into fame in...
  • Could not have survived on mass appeal alone: Soumitra Chatterjee 30-10-2013 10:52 AM

    Kolkata: Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee says that he could not have survived in the industry for four decades if he just concentrated on appealing the masses. "Had it been so, I would not have remained in the industry for more than 40 years," says Soumitra, whose scenes with late matinee...
  • Suchitra Sen, Gulzar addressed each other as 'Sir' 30-09-2013 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Did you know that Suchitra Sen and Gulzar addressed each other as 'Sir'? In an interesting anecdote in her book 'Uttam Kumar And Suchitra Sen: Bengali Cinemas First Couple', author MaitreyeeB Chowdhury says that Suchitra used to be addressed as 'Sir' by Gulzar, not much out of respect...
  • Uttam Kumar: The most cherished yet unsung hero of Bengali cinema 03-09-2013 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Uttam Kumar was born on September 3, 1926 as Arun Kumar Chatterjee but was probably destined to be the Mahanayak. The kind of following he enjoyed in Bengal and Bangladesh till his last day (July 24, 1980), was unthinkable for many of his contemporaries in Bengali cinema. In...
  • Uttam Kumar: The man who almost gave up on films 24-07-2013 02:11 PM

    When Bengal's ace-of-hearts, the one and only Uttam Kumar breathed his last on July 24, 1980, he unleashed the kind of public hysteria unprecedented in the annals of Bengal's movie history. Millions of Uttam lovers, suddenly orphaned, dazed and unbelieving, kept asking just one question, all along: "Is it true?"...
  • Honour for film personalities on Uttam Kumar's death anniversary 23-07-2013 05:18 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government will honour 50 Bengali film personalities on the occasion of the 33rd death anniversary of matinee idol Uttam Kumar Wednesday. Actors Madhabi Mukhopadhyay, Ranjit Mullick, Dipankar Dey and Sandhya Roy, and filmmaker Gautam Ghosh would be presented the lifetime achievement award for their contribution to...
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