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10 Evergreen Bengali movies of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen you should add to your watch list

Bengal has presumably got countless noted names in acting, some undeniably more capable than the couple. But all things considered, time hasn't worn out the sweet memory of Uttam-Suchitra. The why's and how's of their chemistry perplexed an age that considered them to be the gurus of romance.

Audita Bhattacharya
Jul 05, 2021
 
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Bengali cinema, through the '50s to the '70s, saw the ascent of a celluloid man, who, in a real sense, changed how individuals would discuss Bengali films for the times to come. On the off chance that you need to give said sentiment a face, it would most likely be Uttam Kumar and his heartfelt adventures. The successful pairing of Uttam Kumar with Suchitra Sen was a hit jodi on screen and hence they teamed up multiple times, here is a rundown of 10 Bengali movies starring Uttam Kumar you ought to not pass up:

Agni Pariksha (1954)

Romance in a real sense starts with the incredible Uttam Kumar-Suchitra Sen pair in the Bengali film history. The entertainers previously shared screen space in the flick Sharey Chuattar (1953), and this exemplary dramatization of Agni Pariksha in 1954 solidified their godlike status in the hearts of Bengal. Made by Agradoot, a group of film experts who made most of Uttam Kumar's hits, Agni Pariksha is the tale of Tapasi (Suchitra Sen), an artist who has been married young to a debased town zamindar's child Bulu, and the delightful connection between her and Kiriti (Uttam Kumar).

Sharey Chuattar (1953)

It was the second film of Suchitra Sen and the first of Uttam and Suchitra together, which made them the best and most cherished screen pair ever. Sharey Chuattar is seen to be extraordinary compared to other Bengali parody motion pictures. Simply envision the tumultuous circumstance when a lovely youngster ventures into a lodging, brimming with single men! Nirmal Dey decided on the most heartfelt pair of Bengali films, Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen at their best and partly a far better on-screen chemistry between Molina Devi and Tulsi Chakraborty.

Saptapadi (1961)

Coming to celluloid during the pinnacle of the Uttam-Suchitra wave, Saptapadi is about the predestined lives of a Bengali man and a Christian woman. The film was loaded with every one of the components a heartfelt Bengali film of 1960 would have. The exceptional camera work, splendid content and beautiful music, makes Saptapadi an absolute delight.

Indrani (1958)

Indrani, by Niren Lahiri, is a standard Uttam Kumar-Suchitra Sen romance with certain additions that are not quite the same as the run of the mill on-screen couples. It's a film that was radical in breaking the misconceptions in society back then. It's one of the early movies in Indian cinema that dealt with the repercussions of a marital relationship.

Shap Mochan (1955)

Shap Mochan is another Uttam-Suchitra film by Falguni Mukherjee. The whole film sees Suchitra Sen in her astounding depiction of Madhuri and her eagerness to wipe out a family and rouse Uttam Kumar (Mahendra) to go after his profession. A solid storyline and prolific acting by some of the stalwarts of Bengali movies, make this 1955 film one of many world class films Uttam and Suchitra have acted in.

Pathey Holo Deri (1957)

With their sheer magnetism on screen, Uttam-Suchitra used to beat some other on-screen couples by miles. Their heartfelt movies together are a treat to watch even today and 'Pathey Holo Deri' is by all accounts, one of them. The film revolves around an MBBS student (Uttam) who falls head over heels for the granddaughter (Suchitra) of an affluent man. The youngster assists him to pursue his dream to finish higher studies by giving him her mom's quarters.

Harano Sur (1957)

The incredible Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar– their mystique, their chemistry, will dazzle you. Uttam Kumar turns into an amnesiac after a train accident and meets a doctor played by Suchitra Sen. They fall head over heels in love with each other and ultimately get married. However soon Uttam gets back his lost memory after another mishap. He then, at that point goes back to his previous lifestyle, leaving Suchitra.

Sabar Uparey (1955)

Bengal has presumably got countless noted names in acting, some undeniably more capable than the couple. But all things considered, time hasn't worn out the sweet memory of Uttam-Suchitra. The why's and how's of their chemistry perplexed an age that considered them to be the gurus of romance. Sabar Uparey is the story of a helpless legal advisor who, out of nowhere, hears that his dad has been accused of a homicide he didn't commit. To build back his dad's reputation, the hero (Uttam Kumar) leaves his home to begin his own journey and when everything is against him, he fights back.

Sagarika (1956)

The Bengali film won critical acclaim as well as broke numerous rules around romance. Made by Agragami, it's the story of Arun (Uttam Kumar) who has a major goal of studying medication abroad. Arun, subsequent to being visually impaired for a period, at last reunites with his love and life changes for the better.

Ora Thake Odhare (1954)

The 1954 Bengali film by Sukumar Dasgupta shows the deep-rooted fight between a West Bengali 'ghoti' family and a 'bangal' family from East Bengal. As the story moves forward, this parody flick turns into a kaleidoscope of feelings that is inseparable from the Bengal of yesteryear. Ora Thake Odhare matched Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen perfectly yet this is one of the rare movies where the jodi didn’t draw much acclaim.

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