You are here: Home » News-IANS » Art-Culture-Books
Business Standard

Savour Uttam Kumar's favourite food in Kolkata restaurant

IANS  |  Kolkata 

A special collection of dishes comprising the favourite recipes of Bengali cinema's legend Uttam Kumar was Wednesday launched by a city restaurant to celebrate the actor's 88th birth anniversary.

Dubbed 'Mahanayak' (great actor, in Bengali), Uttam Kumar, born Sep 3, 1926, formed the greatest romantic pair in the regional film industry's history with Suchitra Sen who passed away in January.

His most popular films with the screen goddess include "Share Chuattor", "Agni Pariksha", "Shilpi", "Saptapadi", "Pathe Holo Deri" and "Harano Sur".

A Bengali speciality restaurant named after the cult film 'Saptapadi' in south Kolkata's Baghajatin area has customised its menu based on the number seven.

It has also come up with a Uttam Kumar special thaali for nostalgic cinegoers.

"All the sections in our menu, starting from starters to beverages, have seven items.

"The special thaali for the actor's birthday includes Bengali chingri malai curry (coconut prawn curry) and Bhetki machher kantar chorchori (Bhekti fish bones curry) that were known to be his favourites," Sourav Mondal, one of the proprietors, told IANS.

The platter also consists of a pulao, loochi (fried bread) and malpua (pancake).

"All the items are supposed to be his favourites. The thaali will be availble till Sep 14," he said.

With a legion of fans across Bengal and Bangladesh, Uttam Kumar churned out as many as 202 films in a career spanning the golden age of Bengali cinema during the 1950s to the 1970s.

The national award winner worked with filmmakers like Satyajit Ray and Tapan Sinha. His most notable Hindi film was "Amanush".

He died July 24, 1980 after a heart attack while filming "Ogo Bodhu Sundori".

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, September 03 2014. 20:04 IST