DEBATRA (1955) - The Only Old Bengali Classic Film Starring Uttam Kumar and Kanan Devi

Still from Kolkata Bengali Movie Debatra (1955) - Uttam Kumar and Kanan Debi

Calcutta, July 31, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) In March of 1955, Director Haridas Bhattacharya's Debatra released in move theaters across Kolkata including Rupabani, Bharati and Aruna, under the banner of Kanan Devi's production house Srimati Pictures (who also produced Haridas Bhattacharya's 1954 film Naba Bidhan).

The star cast included Ahindra Choudhury, Uttam Kumar,  Anup Kumar, Jahar Gangopadhyay,  Jahar Roy, Nabadwip Haldar, Sadhan Sarkar, Kanan Devi, Gurudas Bandyopadhyay, Sabita Chattopadhyay, Sipra Mitra, Swagata Chakarborty, Hrishi Bandyopadhyay, Kabita Ray, Khagen Ray, Master Manik and others.

The film is of special interest to film-lovers being the only movie where Uttam Kumar and Kanan Devi appear together.

The music director was Kalipada Sen and the Bengali film songs were performed by Kanan Debi, Mrinal Chakraborty and Sandhya Mukherjee. The lyrics were penned by Gouriprasanna Majumdar and Sajanikanta Das.

The family-drama featured Uttam Kumar as Arun and Kanan Debi as Arundhati.


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