RAATBHOR (1955) Uttam Kumar - Sabitri Chatterjee: The Classic Bengali Old Movie & Debut of Director Mrinal Sen

[image: Uttam Kumar-Sabitri Chatterjee - Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie]
Uttam Kumar & Sabitri Chatterjee

MRINAL SEN Indian Bengali Film DirectorCalcutta, Nov 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The 1955 old Bengali black-and-white classic film Raat Bhor has the distinction of being noted Indian film-maker Mrinal Sen's debut movie. Sen started work on the film in 1951, and it opened in theaters in Kolkata just about 55 years ago.

The star cast of Ratbhor was lead by one of the best-known romantic pairs of the time of Uttam Kumar - Sabitri Chatterjee. Various other important roles were played by Chhaya Debi, Sobha Sen, Chhabi Biswas, Keshto Mukherjee , Kali Banerjee, Jahar Roy and more.

Equally importantly, Raat Bhor featured lyrics by Gauri Prasanna Majumdar set to music by Salil Chowdhury.

A Times of India report unfortunately laments the loss of any viewable print of the film. Reports indicate this first film of Sen might just be of historic value, the film itself was apparently nothing to write home about. It would take Sen two more films to cause a blip in the international film radar with Baishe Srabon.

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Aakaler Sandhane (1980) - Smita Patil, Sreela Majumdar
Aamaar Bhuvan (2002) - Nandita Das, Kaushik Sen
Akash Kusum (1965) - Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen
Antareen (1994) - Anjan Dutt, Dimple Kapadia
Baishe Srabon (1960) - Gyanesh Mukherjee, Madhabi Mukherjee
Bhuvan Shome (1969) - Utpal Dutt, Suhasini Mulay
Calcutta 71 (1971) - Utpal Dutt, Madhabi Mukherjee
Chaalchitra (1981) - Anjan Dutt, Gita Sen
Chorus (1974) - Utpal Dutt, Shekhar Chatterjee
Ek Din Pratidin (1979) - Mamata Shankar, Sreela Majumdar
Genesis (1986) - Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri
Hamara Sansar (2002) - Nandita Das, Kaushik Sen (Hindi version of Amar Bhubon)
Interview (1971) - Ranjit Mullik, Karuna Bannerjee
Khandhar (1984) - Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah
Kharij (1982) - Anjan Dutt, Mamata Shankar
Mahaprithibi (1991) - Victor Banerjee, Aparna Sen
Mrigaya (1976) - Mithun Chakraborty, Mamata Shankar
Neel Akasher Neeche (1959) - Kali Bannerjee, Manju Dey
Padatik (1973) - Simi Garewal, Dhritiman Chatterjee
Parashuram  (1978) - Arun Mukherjee, Sreela Majumdar


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