Did you know what Soumitra Chatterjee said about the iconic Uttam-Suchitra couple?
Uttam Kumar and the first appearance of Suchitra Sen together, since the main couple was in the 1953 cult comedy by Nirmal Dey Sharey Chuattor, which became a huge blockbuster at that time. Since then, the iconic couple repeated their magic on screen in up to 30 more movies. Many of these films turned out to be blockbusters. However, another legend in Bengali cinema, Soumitra Chatterjee , has a different vision towards the film brand in which Uttam and Suchitra used to appear.
During a recent interaction with the media, the veteran actor said he was never a big fan of those films that used the iconic Uttam-Suchitra pair to the head because there were no elements to redeem his brand of commercial cauldrons at that time.
The octogenarian actor also allegedly claimed that he preferred to watch international films that were sensible and a little closer to reality. This taught him a lot to become a versatile character artist instead of being pigeonholed in Bengali cinema. According to reports, Soumitra said he did not feel the need to see these wish fulfillment cinemas that ruled the Bengali industry at that time.