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    ! report abuseSwati Chatterjee
    Swati Chatterjeewrote on 04 Sep 2011

    Actor Elizabeth Taylor had once expressed her desire to meet and work with Uttam Kumar, after she watched “Nayak” in London.

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    ! report abuseSquare on the Hypotenuse
    Square on the Hypotenusewrote on 20 Sep 2009

    Uttam used to carry the mood of the role he is playing that day, throughout the day. He remains silent when the role is serious and flirts around when the role is romantic for that day.

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    ! report abuseAnupam Dey
    Anupam Deywrote on 19 Jul 2009

    Uttam Kumar wrote scripts based on two short stories. One for Subodh Ghosh’s "Sashan chanpa" and another Tarun Roy’s "Nuner putul sagare".

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    ! report abuseAnupam Dey
    Anupam Deywrote on 04 Jul 2009

    The family of Uttam Kumar owned the theater group 'Suhrid Samaj' which staged many amateur shows in Ahiritola, North Kolkata.

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    ! report abuseAnupam Dey
    Anupam Deywrote on 04 Jul 2009

    Uttam Kumar was the first ever recipient of the Best Actor Award from the Government of India for his performances in Chiriyakhana (1967) and Antony Firingee (1967).

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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 01 Jul 2009

    Once Basu Bhattachrya, the famous Hindi film maker selected Uttam Kumar to do the main role in his film "Grihaprabesh (Home coming)" Some sequences had already been shot, when Uttam Kumar felt he was greatly in need of the entire script. When Uttam Kumar asked Basu for the script, the latter remarked with blunt directness "I am Basu Bhattacharya and I don't give scripts to my actors". Uttam Kumar boldly replied, " I am Uttam Kumar and I don't act without going through scripts".

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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 01 Jul 2009

    On the demise of Uttam Kumar( July, 1980) the Doordarshan televised his "Nayak (The Hero)", creation by Satyajit Roy. When Ray was asked to comment on Uttam Kumar, he said "I watched the film on television. I could detect some faults in my filming, but I discovered no flaws in the acting of Uttam Kumar. Or moto star aar hobena ( There can never be a star of his like)". What can be a worthier compliment for Uttam Kumar than this ?

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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 01 Jul 2009

    The man who was branded as the "flop-master"translated himself as the "past master"in the Bengali-film-world. Yes, the man is none other than Uttam Kumar, who by virtue of his diligence, iron-will, tenacity for betterment made him what he was. For an episode in "Saptapadi" he used to go to Utpal Dutt to gain perfection for the role of Othello. Utpal Dutt recalls " Like an obedient student Uttam-babu would follow how I spoke, how I moved". An actor of such profile should always be a student.

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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 29 Jun 2009

    Before his glorious come back in the Hindi film world by virtue of Shakti Samanta's enterprises in "Amanush"and "Anand Ashram", Uttam Kumar had been taken in by Gulzar in his venture "Kitab". Uttam Kumar was paired with Vidya Sinha. The subject of the film deals with the conjugal relation and its impact on the child. Sulabha Deshpande was in a significant role. Uttam Kumar did justice to the character . R.D Burman scored the music and one of the songs, dhanno ki ankho me is unforgetable.

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    ! report abuseAmitava Sengupta
    Amitava Senguptawrote on 27 Feb 2009

    Uttam Kumar acted in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Nayak’ in 1966. It was his 110th film, which means it was placed in the almost middle of his filmography. Before ‘Nayak’ he acted as romantic hero for 18 years. And after ‘Nayak’ till death, he was in film for another 16yrs, which means year wise also ‘Nayak’ was almost in the middle.

 

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