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Top 10 Best Movies Of Sabitri Chottopadhyay

 
Sabitri 
Chottopadhyay / Chatterjee is known for Bengali cinema and theatre. Born in 22 February 193 at Comilla, British India, (now in Bangladesh), Sabitri Chottopadhyay started her acting career when she was a mere girl. Poverty forced her to start her filmy career. Sabitri Chottopadhyay was in class X when she was noticed by legendary comedian Bhanu Bandopadhyay and started acting in a theatre.

Sabitri Chottopadhyay managed both films and theatre successfully. Now (2021) she is working in TV serial also.

Here are the top 10 movies of Sabitri Chottopadhyay. A tough job to sort out 10 movies still we have tried our best.


Pasher Bari (1952)


This film is the first lead role for Sabitri Chatterjee.

Cast

Bhanu Banerjee
Satya Bandyopadhyay
Sabitri Chatterjee
Dhananjay Bhattacharya
Anup Kumar


Story of the film

This is a love story of a simple man who falls in love with his neighborhood lady. The lady has ample interest in songs and dances. The man without having singing ability wants to impress her but fails. He takes the help of his friend, a good singer.

this film was made into a Bollywood film called Padosan. With Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey, the film remains one of the best musical dramas ever made in India cinema.


Upahar (1955)




The film is directed by Tapan Sinha.

Cast

Uttam Kumar
Sabitri Chottopadhyay
Manju Dey
Kanu Bandopadhyay

This film is a high frequency family drama. Kangalicharan who is so obsessed with making money chooses money over his family. His son and wife die because he could not provide proper medication and treatment on time which he did not provide. His assets reduced to his one and only daugther Krishna and a two storied house. Professor Ashok comes to live in their house as a tenant with his wife Leela. Soon Krishna becomes's hand in glove with professor Ashok's family. Krishna loves Sunil, a brilliant youngman who is pursuing M.A. with scholarship. The arrangement of Krishna and Sunil's marriage ended nowhere because when it came to money matters, Kangalicharan held back. Sunil wanted Krishna to run away with him. Krishna ruled out considering the harsh consequences she might have to face in the long run. Sunil leaves for Bombay to try his luck in a competitive exam. Meanwhile Krishna's father decides her marriage with a mentally challanged person against thousand rupee. This marriage also ended nowhere. The bride ran away. Sunil with a broken heart seaches for a job in every corner of Bombay. Krishna becomes an eyesore for her father. She leaves home with a sorry state of mind and leaves home. Absence of Krishna makes her father realise his daughter's worth. Meanwhile news of Krishna's accident come to him. Kangalicharan could not stand his shock. He got paralysed and completely mute. He breathed his last him ? a desire to take with his ? daughter. Sunil on his way to Assam comes home and meets Krishna. Krishna accidentally discovers her farmer's savings of his life almost comparable to a meanwise ?. It was a perfect gift from destiny to Krishna which in the end leaves her to a bed of roses and empowers her to work on every dream she and Sunil had dreamt of.


Abhayer Biye (1957)



The film is directed by Sukumar Dasgupta.

Cast

Uttam Kumar
Sabitri Chottopadhyay
Chobi Biswas
Bikash Roy


Story of the film

Every one called Abhoye by this name because of his intelligence and brilliance. Soon his parents got him engaged. In the meanwhile Abhoy's uncle had a heart attack and had to depend on Abhoy. Abhoy’s mother one day sent him to Sabitri's house. Sabitri used to ridicule Abhoy for his rustic upbringing and poverty. Abhoy however was not perturbed by the mockeries. One day Sabitri realised her vanity and thn she fell in love with Abhoy.



Gali Theke Rajpath (1959)



Directed by Prafulla Chakraborty

Cast  

Chhabi Biswas
Sushil Chakrabortyy
Tulsi Chakraborty
Nripati Chatterjee
Sabitri Chatterjee
Anup Kumar
Uttam Kumar
Bikash Roy
Jahar Roy

Story of the film

  • Raja was a professional thief who went to jail for a crime. His very close assistant Bhola waited for him and when Raja came back from jail, they started to plan for a bigger one. One day a family came to their locality. Within few days, Raja and Bhola became closer to that family. Mala was the only female earning member and she worked in theatre. Raja did not disclose his real identity and tried hard to impress her a lot. In the meantime, a tout Gobordhan nagged Mala a lot to join films. Raja and Bhloda gave him a good punishment and saved Mala in several situations. Later Raja tried to cheat a businessperson, but an unavoidable situation changed his life. At last, Mala came to know everything about Raja and accepted him as her partner. Raja also decided to change his life and put his best effort to become a good man. He meets Mala and asks her to forgive Raja. Raja once again regains Mala's love and the film ends on a happy note.




Marutirtha Hinglaj (1959)








The film is based on the travel story written by Kalikananda Abadhuta. One interesting thing about the film Marutirtha Hinglaj is that the entire desert sand scenes have been shot in the beach of Digha. Along with Uttam Kumar and Sabitri Chatterjee, Bikash Roy, Pahadi Sanyal, Anil Chatterjee and Shyam Laha present in this film.

The story is based on the deserts and wastelands of Pakistan where pilgrims take their difficult journey to the Shaktipeeth Hinglaj Devi.  The journey of the pilgrims from India is taxing, some are from as far as Bengal.

Not only is the desert tough to walk across it is coupled with dacoits and inhospitable locals. Uttam Kumar (Thirumal) and Sabitri Chatterjee (Kunti) are rescued by the group of Hindu and Muslim pilgrims.


Kuhak (1960)



Kuhak (1960) is a Bengali romance drama film directed by Agradoot


Cast

Uttam Kumar as Sunando Chowdhury (Thief)
Sabitri Chatterjee as Swarnalata (Ganesh's Sister)
Tulsi Chakraborty as Adhikary
Kamal Mitra as BK Roy
Tarun Kumar as Ganesh (Thief)
Gangapada Bose as Ananto Khuro
Premanghsu Bose as Gokul
Preeti Majumdar
Master Dipak as Hiru
Master Sushanta as Chhoton

Story of the film

In Kuhak, the film opened with a scene in the jail where Uttam Kumar met Tarun Kumar. Uttam Kumar spoke about his activities relating to theft. Tarun Kumar disclosed about his capabilities relating to opening any lock in any almirah or cupboard and he was imprisoned for those activities.

Uttam Kumar after being released from jail came to the same village where Tarun Kumar lived with his two sons and sister played by Sabitri Chatterji. Uttam Kumar was a singer and with the team of Premangshu Bose used to perform in the role of Chaitanyadev in village plays (jatras).

Most of the villagers started thinking that Uttam Kumar was actual Chaitanyadeb. Tarn Kumar told Uttam Kumar that he stole Rs 30000 from a locker in a nearby house, but when he tried to escape from the police, he was fired by the police and died. He showed the place where he kept the money to his son. Both Uttam Kumar and Premangshu Bose stayed back in the village to take that money that was kept by Tarun Kumar.

Uttam Kumar fell sorry for Sabitri Chatterjee, the sister of Tarun Kumar and fell in love with her. The last part of the film showed the fight between Uttam Kumar and Premangshu Bose in extracting the stolen money.

The music of the film was impressive, with Uttam Kumar giving brilliant lips in Hemant Kumar’s song “bishnupriya go”. There were many other songs sung by Hemant Kumar for Uttam Kumar and the character of Uttam Kumar being a singer was bolstered with the music.



 Bhranti Bilas (1963)



Cast
Uttam Kumar as Chiranjib Chowdhury and Chiranjit Chowdhury
Bhanu Bandopadhyay as Bhakti Kinkar and Shakti Kinkar
Sabitri Chatterjee as Chiranjib's Wife
Sandhya Roy as Bilashini, Chiranjib's sister-in-law
Sabita Bose as Aparajita
Tarun Kumar as Money lender
Chhaya Devi as Chiranjit & Chiranjib's Mother
Bidhayak Bhattacharya as Bosupriyo

Story of the film

Comedy film based on the 1869 play of the same name by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, which is itself based on William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. The film was remade in Bollywood thrice as Do Dooni Char , Angoor and Cirkus

Although the original play was set in an unspecified, but distant past, the film relocates the story to modern day India. The film tells the story of a Bengali merchant from Kolkata and his servant who visit a small town for a business appointment, but, whilst there, are mistaken for a pair of locals, leading to much confusion.


Kal Tumi Aleya (1966)



Director: Sachin Mukherji Story: Ashutosh Mukherjee Music Director: Uttam Kumar Lyricist: Pulak Bandyopadhyay Playback: Hemanta Mukherjee, Asha Bhosle Release: 1977 Star cast: Uttam Kumar, Supriya Devi, Sabitri Chatterjee, Dipti Roy, Sumita Sanyal, Nilima Das, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Ajoy Ganguli, Kamal Mitra, Sailen Mukherjee, Tarun Kumar, Rabi Ghosh, Jahor Roy, Shekhar Chatterjee, Bankim Ghosh, Premangshu Bose


Story of the film

‘Kal Tumi Aleya’ is the story of rise of Dhirapada Chakroborty from his humble background to the post of general supervisor in Mr. Himanshu Mitra’s company. It’s his journey which shows his various relations with his neighbor whom he calls Sona boudi, Charu di who helps him get this job, Labanya Sarkar, the lady doctor of the company and Amit, Charu’s nephew. The film shows how he faces and handles different circumstances of life and business. It’s the story of Dhirpada’s journey in this delusionary world.

Nishipadma (1970)




Directed by: Arabinda Mukhopadhyay
Screenplay by Arabinda Mukhopadhyay
Based on Hinger Kochuri by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay

Cast

Uttam Kumar as Ananga
Sabitri Chatterjee as Pushpa
Anup Kumar
Nripati Chattopadhyay
Jahor Roy as Natabar
Gita Dey
Gangapada Basu
Asha Devi
Rajlakshmi Devi
Premangshu Bose

Music by Nachiketa Ghosh

Story of the film

Sabitri Chatterjee. She plays the lead as Pushpa, a woman abused by her husband and deserted. As fate would have it she lands up in a brothel where she meets Ananga, played by Uttam Kumar. Ananga is upset with his married life and has started to visit red light areas to find companionship.

The story deepens as Pushpa starts to play a motherly role to a child in a loveless family. The story delves into human emotions and breaks stereotypes set by the society.
Nishipadma is also well known for its wonderful music.
"Ja Khushi Ora Bole" by Manna Dey  
"Ore Sakol Sona Molin Holo" by Sandhya Mukherjee  
"Na Na Aj Rate Ar Jatra Sunte" by Manna Dey  
"Rajar Pakhi Uira Gela" by Shyamal Mitra

The film won two awards at the 1970 National Film Awards: Manna Dey won Best Male Playback Singer for "Ja Khushi Ora Bole", while Sandhya Mukherjee won the Best Female Playback Singer for "Ore Sakol Sona Molin Holo".

The film was remade into a Hindi film, Amar Prem (1972)[1] directed by Shakti Samanta, with screenplay by Arabinda Mukhopadhyay, and starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna as leads

 Dhanyi Meye (1971)




Cast

Uttam Kumar as Kali Dutta (Bagla's brother)
Sabitri Chatterjee as Bagla's sister-in-law
Partho Mukherjee as Bagla
Jaya Bhaduri as Mansa
Jahor Roy as Gobardhan Choudhury
Nripati Chattopadhyay as Gobardhan's masseur
Tapen Chatterjee as Ghanta
Sunil Das Gupta as Bairagi
Sukhen Das as Nera (commentator)
Salil Dutta
Rabi Ghosh as Bhattacharjee (village priest)
Tapati Ghosh as Tapan's wife
Anubha Gupta as Gobardhan's wife
Tarun Kumar Chatterjee as the doctor
Shyam Laha as Nafar Ghosh
Haridhan Mukherjee as Gobardhan's yes-man
Chinmoy Roy as the lawyer
Kalyan Chatterjee


Story of the film

The story centers around the character of Bogola (Partha Mukherjee); who is the younger brother of Kali Dutta (Uttam Kumar). Bogola is the captain of a football team Sarbamangala Club managed by his elder brother. The team goes to a village Harbhanga to play in the finals of the Nangteshwar Shield. Monosha (Jaya Bhaduri)'s maternal uncle (mama) Gobordhan Chowdhury (Jahar Ray) is the president of the local football club and after losing the ancestral "Nangteshwar shield" (named after his father, Nangteshwar Chowdhury); decides to forcefully marry off Monosha (Jaya Bhaduri) and Bogola (Partha Mukherjee) to Keep the "Shield" in the family. All matters are soon resolved because Monosha and Bogola love each other.

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