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     1'''Uttam Kumar (1926-80)''' 
     2 
     3 
     4Bengali superstar who at times was the 
     5Tollygunge-based Bengali film industry. Real 
     6name: Arun Kumar Chatterjee. Employed as a 
     7clerk in the port commissioner’s office, 
     8Calcutta, before joining films. Briefly stage 
     9actor at the Star Theatre (e.g. in Shyamali, 
     101953, filmed in 1956). Début as extra in 
     11uncompleted Mayadore. Broke with the 
     12prevailing theatrical acting styles and achieved 
     13stardom with Nirmal Dey’s Sharey Chuattar, 
     14which also initiated his famed co-starring films 
     15with Suchitra Sen: they featured in some of 
     16the most spectacular Bengali melodramas 
     17made by Naresh Mitra, Sushil Majumdar, 
     18Ajoy Kar and the Agradoot and Agragami 
     19units, epitomising the genre of the soft-focus 
     20musical romance (with Hemanta Mukherjee 
     21as his regular playback voice). Melodramas of 
     22suffering, betrayal and the struggle for truth (cf. 
     23Sagarika, Saptapadi) made an embattled 
     24literary tradition (with a bhadralok middle-class 
     25identity and an apolitical humanist philosophy) 
     26popular again after a long history of radical 
     27attacks on the Bengali novel. In e.g. Kartick 
     28Chattopadhyay’s Saheb Bibi Golam and in 
     29the Ajoy Kar and Tapan Sinha films, the Uttam 
     30Kumar persona abandoned many conservative 
     31tenets of this tradition while receiving an 
     32unprecedented degree of mass adulation. S. 
     33Ray presented his version of the phenomenon 
     34in Nayak, which many saw as the star’s 
     35autobiography. The two also worked together 
     36in Chidiakhana. His biographer 
     37Gourangaprasad Ghosh claimed that when his 
     38effort to go ‘national’ with the Hindi film 
     39Chotisi Mulaqat proved a failure, he finally 
     40turned into an actor of mass-produced 
     41romances. Except for Amanush, his Hindi 
     42films were mostly unsuccessful. His last film, 
     43Ogo Bodhu Sundari, a version of My Fair 
     44Lady, was completed with another actor. Wrote 
     45his autobiography (1979). 
     46 
     47 
     48'''FILMOGRAPHY''' (* also d/** also music d): 
     491948: Drishtidaan; 1949: Mayadore 
     50(incomplete); Kamana; 1950: Maryada; 1951: 
     51Ore Jatri; Sahajatri; Nastaneer; 1952: 
     52Sanjibani; Basu Parivar; Kar Papey; 1953: 
     53Sharey Chuattar; Lakh Taka; Nabin Yatra; 
     54Bou Thakuranir Haat; 1954: Moner Mayur; 
     55Ora Thake Odhare; Champadangar Bou; 
     56Kalyani; Maraner Pare; Sadanander Mela; 
     57Annapurnar Mandir; Agni Pareeksha; Bokul; 
     58Grihapravesh; Mantra Shakti; 1955: Sanjher 
     59Pradeep; Anupama; Raikamal; Devatra; Shap 
     60Mochan; Bidhilipi; Hrad; Upahar; Kankabatir 
     61Ghat; Bratacharini; Sabar Uparey; 1956: Raat 
     62Bhore; Sagarika; Saheb Bibi Golam; Laksha- 
     63Hira; Chirakumar Sabha; Ekti Raat; Shankar 
     64Narayan Bank; Shyamali; Trijama; 
     65Putrabadhu; Shilpi; Nabajanma; 1957: Haar 
     66Jeet; Bardidi; Yatra Holo Suru; Prithibi Amar 
     67Chai; Taser Ghar; Surer Parashey; Punar 
     68Milan; Harano Sur; Abhoyer Biye; 
     69Chandranath; Pathe Holo Deri; Jiban Trishna; 
     701958: Rajalakshmi-o-Shrikanta; Bandhu; 
     71Manmoyee Girls’ School; Daktar Babu; Shikar; 
     72Indrani; Joutuk; Surya Toran; 1959: 
     73Marutirtha Hinglaj; Chaowa-Pawa; Bicharak; 
     74Pushpadhanu; Gali Theke Rajpath; Khelaghar; 
     75Sonar Harin; Abak Prithvi; 1960: Maya Mriga; 
     76Raja-Saja; Kuhak; Uttar Megh; Haat Baraley 
     77Bandhu; Khokha Babur Pratyabartan; Sakher 
     78Chor; Saharer Itikatha; Suno Baro Nari; 1961: 
     79Sathi Hara; Agni Sanskar; Jhinder Bandi; 
     80Necklace; Saptapadi; Dui Bhai; 1962: 
     81Bipasha; Shiulibari; Kanna; 1963: Shesh- 
     82Anka; Nisithe; Uttarayan; Bhranti Bilas; Surya 
     83Sikha; Deya Neya; 1964: Bibhas; Jotugriha; 
     84Natun Tirtha; Momer Alo; Lal Patthar; 1965: 
     85Thana Theke Aschhi; Raj Kanya; Surya Tapa; 
     86Kal Tumi Aleya**; 1966: Sudhu Ekti 
     87Bachhar*; Nayak; Rajdrohi; Sankha Bela; 
     881967: Antony Firingee; Chidiakhana; 
     89Grihadah; Jiban Mrityu; Nayika Sangbad; 
     90Chhotisi Mulaqat; 1968: Chowringhee; 
     91Kokhono Megh; Teen Adhyay; Garh Nasimpur; 
     921969: Aparichita; Chiradiner; Kamallata; 
     93Mon-Niye; Sabarmati; Shuk Sari; 1970: 
     94Kalankita Nayak; Bilambita Lay; Duti Mon; 
     95Nishipadma; Manjari Opera; Rajkumari; 1971: 
     96Chhadmabeshi; Dhanyi Meye; Ekhane Pinjar; 
     97Jay Jayanti; Jiban Jignasa; Nabaraag; 1972: 
     98Alo Amar Alo; Andha Atit; Biraj Bou; 
     99Chinnapatra; Haar Mana Haar; Memsahib; 
     100Stree; 1973: Kaya Hiner Kahini; Rater 
     101Rajanigandha; Roudra Chhaya; Sonar 
     102Khancha; Bon Palashir Padabali*; Rodon 
     103Bhora Basanta; 1974: Alor Thikana; 
     104Amanush; Bikele Bhorer Phool; Jadu 
     105Bansha; Jadi Jantem; Rakta Tilak; Mouchak; 
     1061975: Ami Sey-o-Sekha; Agniswar; Bagh Bandi 
     107Khela; Kajal Lata; Nagar Darpane; Priya 
     108Bandhabi; Sanyasi Raja; Sei Chokh; 
     109Sabhyasachi**; 1976: Banhi Sikha; Chander 
     110Kachhakachhi; Mom Batti; Nidhi Ram Sardar; 
     111Rajbansha; Hotel Snow Fox; Ananda Mela; 
     112Asadharan; 1977: Bhola Moira; Jaal Sanyasi; 
     113Sister; Anand Ashram; Kitaab; Brajabuli; 
     1141978: Bandi; Dhanraj Tamang; Dui Purush; 
     115Nishan; 1979: Dooriyan; Devdas; 
     116Nabadiganta; Samadhan; Srikanter Will; 
     117Sunayani; 1980: Aro Ekjan; Darpachurna; 
     118Dui Prithibi; Pankhiraj; Raja Saheb; Raj 
     119Nandini; 1981: Plot No 5; Kalankini 
     120Kankabati*; Khana Baraha; Pratishodh; Ogo 
     121Bodhu Sundari; Surya Sakhi; 1982: Desh 
     122Premi; Iman Kalyan; 1987: Mera Karam Mera 
     123Dharam. 
     124 
     125[[Actor]]