Uttam Kumar is one such celebrated individual who defines Bengali cinema or the Bengali film industry. Director Atanu Basu has tried to present the unknown story of his life on screen through his film 'Achena Uttam'. The film has released recently and actor Saswata Chatterjee has played the character of Mahanayak Uttar Kumar in the film. Earlier, a television series on the life of Uttam Kumar was made where actor Prosenjit Chatterjee had played the role of Uttam Kumar. In the film 'Achena Uttam', the audience gets to see different layers and sides of the Mahanayak which they have never seen before. The audience will get to observe an unknown Uttam Kumar in this film which makes it so interesting.
Director Atanu Basu during the premiere of the film said, "Uttam Kumar is very dear to the Bengalis, he resides in their hearts. He was the first Indian actor to enter the Berlin Film Festival. So, one must watch this film to know more about him".
Rituparna Sengupta has played the role of Suchitra Sen in the film and Sayantani Roychowdhury has portrayed the role of Supriya Devi. Other noted actors like Bishwanath Basu, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Anindya Sarkar and Upali Chatterjee have played important roles in the film.