“When Uttam Kumar went drinking with Soumitra Chatterjee….”

When Uttam Kumar went drinking with Soumitra Chatterjee after a hard day’s work, he would insist on dropping the junior actor home in his chauffeur-driven car. If his offer was declined, the matinee idol would follow Chatterjee in his car to make sure he reached home safely. This anecdote [comes] from none other than Chatterjee himself….

So says this piece in The Telegraph, published last April, and now I have visions of them running towards each other in slowmo to do a 70s masala-style “BHAI???” “BHAI!!!!” embrace as Harry Nilsson* plays.
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* Obviously Uttam is the cuddly toy and Soumitra is the up and down.

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5 thoughts on ““When Uttam Kumar went drinking with Soumitra Chatterjee….”

  1. Haha! There was definitely some Soumitra-Uttam bromance in the Devdas adaption that screen-cap comes from (“You are so beautiful!” “No, *you* are beautiful.”)

    Thanks for a lovely blog!

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