Sharey Chuattor

Sharey Chuattor (Bengali: সাড়ে চুয়াত্তর; English: Seventy Four and Half) is a 1953 Indian Bengali-language comedy film, directed by Nirmal Dey, based on a story novel by Bijon Bhattacharya. The film stars Tulsi Chakraborty and Molina Devi in lead and co-starring Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Jahor Roy and Nabadwip Haldar. Contemporary playback singers like Dhananjay, Dwijen Mukherjee, Shyamal Mitra, and Manabendra Mukherjee also acted in this film. This film was under the banner of M.P Production Pvt Ltd.

Sharey Chuattor
Original poster
Original poster
Directed byNirmal Dey
Screenplay byNirmal Dey
Story byBijon Bhattacharya
StarringUttam Kumar
Tulsi Chakraborty
Molina Devi
Suchitra Sen
Bhanu Bandopadhyay
Jahor Roy
Nabadwip Haldar
CinematographyAmal Das
Edited byKali Raha
Music byKalipodo Sen
M.P Production Pvt Ltd
Release date
  • 20 February 1953 (1953-02-20)[1]


The Annapurna Boarding House owned by Rajanibabu (Tulsi Chakraborty) is a peaceful abode where the residents are all friendly except Shibbabu, a senior learned man, who sometimes acts as a killjoy. The story begins when Romola (Suchitra Sen), a relative of Rajanibabu and her family comes to stay in the boarding, after being thrown out of their rented house. Rajanibabu calls a meeting where all the residents except Shibbabu cast vote in favour of Romola's staying.

Rampriti (Uttam Kumar), the son of a wealthy family, who also stays at the boarding, is away home. On the day of his return, he telephones Annapurna Boarding to inform the cook Modon (Nabadwip Haldar) to prepare food for him that night. Seeing no one to answer the phone, Romola picks it up, but Rampriti does not believe that there's a girl in the boarding and so an exchange of hot words takes place. Rampriti, after returning narrates the incident to Kedar (Bhanu Bandopadhyay), another resident of the Boarding. Romola overhears them and berates Rampriti, silencing him.

However, they fall in love and exchange love letters, but this fact becomes known to the other residents and they start teasing both of them. Rajanibabu, the go-between, is given a love letter to deliver but as he's hurrying to catch the train home, he keeps it in his pocket. At home, he quarrels with his wife (Molina Devi) and leaves the house in the middle of night. His wife manages to find the love letter and thinks that her husband is running an extramarital affair.

Seeing that Romola and Rampriti are in love, Rajanibabu makes the marriage arrangements for them and calls Rampriti's and Romola's father.
Rajanibabu's wife prepares a puja to bring him back. She becomes impatient and goes to the Boarding House. She charges her husband of infidelity and drags him to another room where Rajanibabu tells her the truth about the letter. He says, it is about Rampriti and Romola, the couple who are getting married the very day. The residents make fun of them and the film ends with Rampriti and Romola sitting side-by-side at the marriage altar.


Cast Character
Uttam Kumar Rampriti
Tulsi Chakraborty Rajanibabu, Owner of the Boarding House
Molina Devi Rajanibabu's wife
Suchitra Sen Romola
Bhanu Bandopadhyay Kedar
Jahor Roy Kamakhya
Nabadwip Haldar Modon
Gurudas Bannerjee Romala's father
Padma Devi Ramala's mother
Sital Bannerjee Resident at the mess
Dhananjay Bhattacharya Akhil Babu
Panchanan Bhattacharya Elderly resident at the mess
Reba Bose
Shyamal Mitra Resident at the mess
Manabendra Mukhopadhyay Resident at the mess, Singer
Sanat Singha Resident at the mess
Shyam Laha Resident at the mess
Ranjit Roy Resident at the mess


Sharey Chuattor
Soundtrack album by
StudioM.P Production Pvt Ltd
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAngel Digital Pvt Ltd

All lyrics are written by Sailen Roy; all music is composed by Kalipodo Sen.

1."Amar Ei Jouban - Chorus"Shyamal Mitra, Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Dwijen Mukherjee, Dhananjay Bhattacharya, Pannalal Bhattacharya, Sanat Singha3:16
2."Emon Maya Promonchomoy"Dhananjay Bhattacharya3:18
3."Dio Go Basite Bhalo"Sandhya Mukherjee1:47
Total length:08:21


Legendary Satyajit Ray stated this film as one of the best comedy film in the talkie era of Bengali Cinema, with tight screenplay and the good direction of Nirmal Dey. The film was established Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen in the industry.[2] The film became a blockbuster hit at the box office and ran over 56 days in theatre. This film established Uttam and Suchitra in the film industry. The Times of India called the film, "one of the best Bengali old comedy movies which is still a must-watch."[3]


  1. ^ "Sare Chuattor completes 60 years". Ananadabazar Patrika (Patrika, page 1). 2 March 2013.
  2. ^ ভট্টাচার্য, আবীর. "গড়ে দিয়েছেন উত্তমকুমারকে". (in Bengali). Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  3. ^ "'Sharey Chuattar' (1953)". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 September 2020.

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