Friday, July 23, 2010

Uttam Kumar is remembered in Bangladesh.

Uttam Kumar is remembered in Bangladesh.

Mahanayak Uttam Kumar had been remembered in Bangladesh during his 30th death anniversary on 24th July, 2010. The ceremony had started on 24th July and will end on 26th July, 2010.

The Uttam Kumar festival taken place in the capital city Dhaka in Bangladesh. Uttam Kumar had been few of the celebrities who had been remembered and honoured in foreign country like Bangladesh. Previously Bangladesh had honoured the legendary directors Satyajit Ray and Hritwik Ghatak in their country.

During the Uttam Kumar festival, few of his landmark films had been telecast. As the legendary actor had ruled Bengali silver screen over a period of 35 years, so in one festival all his films cannot be covered. So the films like Nayak, Saptapadi, Pathe Holo Deri, Choddobeshi, Dhanni Meye, Harano Sur, etc. , had been telecast.

The striking part of the Uttam Kumar festival lies in the diversity of directors, whose films had been selected where Uttam Kumar had shown his excellence. Nayak had been directed by Oscar Winning Director Satyajit Ray. The film showed the complexity of the life of a matinee idol, which according to the critics had remained the biography of superstar Uttam Kumar.

Harano Sur and Saptapadi were the two greatest blockbusters of Bengali celluloid directed by stylish director Ajoy Kar. Uttam Kumar was the producer of both the films. The films also bolstered the eternal pair Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen, who had remained the greatest romantic pair ever to grace Asian silver screen.

Pathe Holo Deri was a romantic film of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen directed by Agradoot. It was a musical blockbuster, where composer Robin Chatterji and singer Sandhya Mukherjee had created history with the romantic songs which became immortal over a period of time.

Dhanni Meye was a comedy film directed by Aurobindo Mukherjee. The film was related to the eternal craze of bengalies with respect to the sport of football. Uttam Kumar played the role of a business tycoon who was still obsessed with football and made his brother a footballer. The comedy sequences were related to the marriage of his brother Partho Mukherjee with the village girl played by Jaya Bacchan. The film did fantastic business in the early 70s. Similarly Choddobeshi was a comedy film where Uttam Kumar and Madhabi Mukherjee played the lead roles. It had been remade in hindi by Hrishikesh Mukherjee with the title Chupke Chupke, where Dharmender played the role of Uttam Kumar.

It had been a great honour for bengalies all across the world that Uttam Kumar had been remembered by a neighbouring country, who share the same mother tongue, to whom still Uttam Kumar still remain a living God. The viewers pay homage and respect to the departed soul and wish his films to be preserved and restored.

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