Bengal timeless beauty Suchitra Sen’s enigma still continues to enchant generations. The actress had ruled the industry for many years and had given such films for her fans to be remembered. Today, we are remembering Suchitra Sen on her death anniversary, Sen brought some new thing in the Bengali film industry.
Suchitra Sen was born in on April 6, 1931, in Pabna and breathed her last in 2014. Her father was a teacher by profession and she was the fifth child of him. Suchitra Sen was married at the age of 16 to a reputed lawyer from Kolkata, Adinath Sen’s son Dibanath Sen. Suchitra’s husband encouraged her to join films and at age of 21 she appeared on the screen in ‘Saat Number Qaidi’. At that time she was mother of seven month old daughter ‘Moon Moon Sen’. The film became super hit. We have curated a list for her top 5 films that changed her career. Take a look at the list.
1. Deep Jwele Jai: The film is considered of her finest performance in the Bengali industry. Released in 1959, the film is based on short story ‘Nurse Mitra’. The movie was remade in Bollywood in 1969 as Khamoshi. The film story revolves around a nurse who has to take care of a psychiatric patient. She takes care of him and slowly falls in love with him. In the end the film shows, Suchitra getting admitted in the same hospital.
2. Saptapadi: Released in 1961, Suchitra Sen was seen opposite Uttam Kumar. The pair came as fresh air for the fans. The film is set in the background of pre-independent India. Uttam Kumar falls in love with an Anglo-Indian Christian woman Suchitra Sen. Both are studying at the Calcutta Medical College. However, their marriage cannot happen due to different religion and they go their own ways only to unexpectedly meet again later in life.
3. Saat Paake Bandha: The film was directed by Ajoy Kar and was released in 1963. The story revolves around a Professor, who lives with his aunt in Kolkata, also takes private tuition to earn a livelihood. He met Suchitra Sen in a party. They fell in love and got married. Suchitra’s mother was not happy with the marriage because of poor income of Sukhendu. Eventually, her too much interference in the life of Sukhendu and Archana led to a mutual separation.
4. Uttar Falguni: In the film, she essays the double role. The film was released in 1963. The played the role of Pannabai, and her daughter Suparna, a lawyer. Many thoughts that her acting brought dignity to the role of a fallen woman who is determined to see her daughter grow up in a good environment.
5. Aandhi: A film on Indian political drama was released in 1975. The story shows an estranged couple meeting after several years. The wife, who is now a leading politician, happens to stay in the hotel run by her husband during an election campaign and then how they try to catch up with their lost love.
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