Thursday, August 14, 2008

Uttam Kumar and bollywood actresses.

Uttam Kumar and bollywood actresses.

Uttam Kumar, the greatest superstar of Bengali films also acted in landmark bollywood films. His first film Choti Si Mulakat, opposite Vaijayantimala was based on the Bengali film Agni Pariksha where Suchitra Sen played Vaijayantimala’s role. She was married to Uttam Kumar at an early age and the marriage was not accepted by the society. After a long period of time Uttam Kumar met her and she again got attached with Uttam Kumar and hesitated whether to marry him or not. At the end of the film the fact was unfolded that Uttam Kumar was the same person who was married to her at her early age. The music of Shankar Jaikishan was very impressive including songs of Rafi like “choti si mulakat”.

Uttam Kumar acted opposite Vidya Sinha in the film Kitaab which was directed by Gulzar. Vidya Sinha had a very small brother played by aster Raju who was sent to the city for better education. He got spoiled due to bad influence of other local children. Uttam Kumar acted as the guardian of Master Raju and even persuaded Vidya Sinha to be responsible to the young brother. Dina Pathak played the role of the mother of Master Raju who lived in the village and delegated the responsibility of giving god education of Master Raju to Uttam Kumar in the city.

Uttam Kumar acted in the film Dooriyan opposite Sharmila Tagore. In that film also Uttam Kumar had differences with his wife and both got separated with a child each. The neighbours and friends of Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore convinced them that the differences of husband and wife affect the children at large who need both the father and mother. The film ended with the unification of Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore. The songs in the film “zindagi zindagi, mere ghar ana zindagi”, “zindagi me jab tumhare gham nahi the” composed by Jaidev and sung by Bhupinder Singh impressed the thoughtful viewers.

Uttam Kumar also acted opposite Sharmila Tagore in the film Amanush and Anand Ashram. Both the films were directed by Shakti Samanta. In Amanush Uttam Kumar was a rich person who was falsely implicated by Utpal Dutta in a case that led to misunderstanding with Sharmila which was solved eventually. In Anand Ashram Sharmila , the wife of a doctor played by Uttam Kumar while giving birth to his son played by Rakesh Roshan. The film involved the relationship of Uttam Kumar with his father Ashok Kumar who did not accept his wife and Uttam Kumar left his house. The father and son were united at the end of the film. Uttam Kumar kept his mark opposite successful bollywood actresses in the films he had done and the films should be restored for their strong story-base and powerful acting

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