Suchitra Sen was one of the great actresses of the Indian screen. The unforgettable pairing of Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar became the epitome of cinematic romance, creating a screen magic that Bengali cinema has not seen again.
Then at the peak of her career, Suchitra Sen gave it all up to retreat into her private and very secluded world, rarely appearing in public.
This is the fascinating story of an actress who mesmerised with her grace and talent and continues to intrigue by her silent mystery.
Suchitra Sen died on January 17th, 2014.
Shoma A. Chatterji has been writing on gender studies, cinema, television and human rights for the past two decades. A prolific writer, her published works include The Indian Woman’s Search for Identity, Yes and other stories, Parama and Other Outsiders – the Cinema of Aparna Sen.
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