Uttam Kumar and Madhabi Mukherjee
Uttam Kumar had acted almost all the leading actresses of Bengali films in the 50s, 60s and 70s. His films opposite Suchitra Sen, Supriya Debi, Arundhuti Debi, Sabitri Chatterji became evergreen hits in those days. Even the films opposite Madhabi Mukherjee became extremely successful.
The films Shonkhobela had stormed Bengali films in 1966. Uttam Kumar was a successful industrialist who married Madhabi Mukherjee and had a small son. But his ambitions had led to getting addicted with alcohol and involved in parties.
Madhabi Mukherjee could not stand the life of Uttam Kumar and stayed separately with her son. The son got extremely sick and was cured by Doctor played by Bosonto Choudhury. Bosonto Choudhury reformed Uttam Kumar and advised him to take care of his family. Manna Dey sung the songs “ami agantuk ami barta dilam” and “ke pratham kache esechi” for Uttam Kumar. The songs composed by Sudhin Dasgupta including “aaj mon cheyeche” sung by Lata Mangeshkar became superhit.
Both of them played their roles well in the comedy film Choddobeshi. Uttam Kumar was a Professor of Botany who concealed his identity and went to
Their film Agnissar was also successful. Uttam Kumar played the role of a doctor during colonial rule who had helped many freedom fighters and lived a life based on string principles. Madhabi was his wife who died due to sickness. Uttam Kumar treated many patients free of cost and died at the end of the film after creating fame among people all across the country. The films should be restored and preserved for the new generation.