ANNAPURNAR MANDIR (1954) - Uttam Kumar with Sabitri Chaterjee as heroine and Suchitra Sen in supporting role

[Uttam Kumar, Sabitri Chatterjee, Suchitra Sen in Annapurnar Mandir Bengali Film]

Calcutta, Feb 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bengali feature film Annapurnar Mandir directed by Naresh Mitra released in cinema halls in Kolkata in August of 1954.

The film is adapted from the 1913 story of the same title written by renowned Bengali poet and writer Nirupama Devi (1883 - 1951). Saratchandra Chattopadhyay - the iconic writer - was very impressed with the poems written by the widowed woman Nirupama Debi and urged her to write some prose as well, and her powerful novels like Didi, Shyamali and Annapurnar Mandir have earned her a permanent place among the great woman writers in Bengal and India.

In the film, Uttam Kumar and Sabitri Chatterjee play the protagonists. Actress Suchitra Sen also appears in a very important supporting role. Others in the star cast include Naresh Mitra, Tulsi Chakrabarty, Anup Kumar, Shobha Sen, Mihir Bhattacharya, Molina Debi, Namita Chatterjee and Asha Debi.


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  • Bou Thakuranir Hat  (1953) - Uttam Kumar, Pahadi Sanyal
  • Dui Purush  (1945) (Director: Subodh Mitra) - Chhabi Biswas, Naresh Mitra
  • Kankaal  (1950) - Moloya Sarkar, Dhiraj Bhattacharya