Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Through his career he earned commercial as well as maraner pare book pdf free download success, and he remains as an Indian cultural icon. During this period, he acted in amateur theatre groups.
Satkari Chatterjee and Chapala Debi. Bengali films and grew to become an actor of considerable repute, in screen and on stage. Uttam Kumar married Gauri Debi . Their only son, Gautam died at the age of 53 due to cancer.
Kumar: “He is the perfect ambassador of Indian cinema. 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: Arun Chatterjee, Arun Kumar, Uttam Chatterjee and finally Uttam Kumar. 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” “Meet the new Chabbi Biswas. 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. 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.
They played out on screen the new desires of a young audience trying to come to terms with industrial modernity and a new form of urban existence. 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. Gauriprasanna Majumdar, Pranab Roy, Pulak Bandopadhyay. 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. Sumitra Mukherjee, apart from Sandhyarani in the 50s, Arundhati Debi and Mala Sinha in the 60s and Kaberi Bose and Tanuja in the 60s and 70s.