Soumitra Chattopadhyay of the black and white era is still the man who can win any woman’s heart with his good looks and gentlemanly charms. Even after six decades, he is still the king of romance.He still inspires men to be an ideal lover showing that being deep and courteous is the best way to increase your attraction quotient.

Watch Soumitra winning Tanuja’s heart in the wonderful song Ei Shohor Theke Aro Onek Dure by Manna Dey.

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Prothom Kadam Phool

Prothom Kadam Phool was released in 1969. Directed by Inder Sen it starred Tanuja and Soumitra Chatterjee, Subhendu Chatterjee, Chhaya Devi, Shamit Bhanja and Bhanu Banerjee. Sudhin Dasgupta provided the soundtrack and Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey gave voice for the songs.

The romance starts in a library’s reading room where Sukanta play by Soumitra, meets Kakali. Kakali role is acted by Tanuja. Sukanta is however not settled in a job yet, making him dependent on his family. While both the families of Sukanta and Kakali express their disagreement, they ignore it and keep meeting each other whenever opportunity comes.

Things start to get complicated when Kakali is forced to leave her house as her parents disapprove of Sukanta. She takes up the job of a receptionist at Baren’s office who is a friend of Sukanta’s. Sukanta however starts to suspect Kakali’s love for him and accuses her of being unnecessarily close to Baren and his family. Heartbroken Kakali leaves. As the film reaches its climax with more complications arising, Baren gets resolute to get Kakali and Sukanta back together.

Prothom Kadam Phool is one of those cherished romantic films starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Tanuja of which hardly any film copies are left well preserved. However, still in the shaky scenes of this old movie lies such a beautiful romance that is still winning people’s hearts in the age of HD.


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