Sare Chuattor (1953)

Posted: April 10, 2016 in Bangla 1950-60, Bengali films, Suchitra Sen, Two Hundred Bengali Cinema, Uttam Kumar

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SAREY CHUATTOR is a hilarious comedy that retains its magic even to this day. The film is directed by Nirmal Dey, and based on a story by Bijon Bhattacharyya.
The film basically revolves around an uproar caused by a new romantic development between two boarders in a traditional boarding house with several inmates. It boasts of a stellar cast comprising Tulsi Chakraborty in a central role as caretaker/manager of the boarding. The other main actors include the most popular romantic pair of Bengali cinema – Uttam and Suchitra. The evergreen Bhanu Bandopadhyay too has a substantial role in the film. A number of prominent singers like Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Shyamal Mitra and others have minor roles as inmates of the boarding house. The supporting cast includes Padda Debi, Haridhan Bannerjee and others.
The film has terrific songs – a zesty number like “Amar a joubon…” contrasts with a divinely Dhananjopy Bhattacharjee solo “A maaya to proboncho moy …” There are many scenes that evokes spontaneous laughter and the mistaken epistle episode involving Tulsi Chakraborty and Molina Devi is a personal favourite. There are many funny sequences like the one where Suchitra was offering sweets to Bhanu in her room, and two inmates from a floor below kept pestering them and when the window was shut on their face, they break into an impromptu song …
Rating: 3.8 out of 5

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