Top Ten Best Bengali Movies of All Time

Bengali motion pictures have an amazingly rich history. The first Bengali film was created as early as 1918. Before Satyaj it Ray, directors like Ritwik Ghatak started another pattern of sensible silver screen, charting another type of film-production known as parallel silver screen. Throughout the years, Bengal cinema has transitioned from various perspectives. Bengali films are known for their strong story lines, personality and dialogues.

Listed below are top ten bengali movies one should definitely watch.

10. The Japanese Wife (2010)

Director: Aparna Sen

Writer: Kunal Basu, Aparna Sen

The motion picture spins around the life of Rahul Bose, who weds his Japanese pen companion, however never meets her in his lifetime. The motion picture got positive to extremely positive response from critics in India. The film is in English, Japanese and Bengali. The shooting areas where the film was shoot in Kolkata and Sundarbans in Bengal and the Japanese cities of Yokohama and Tsukuba, Ibaraki.

9. Matir Moina (2002)

Director: Tareque Masud

Writer: Catherine Masud, Tareque Masud

Matir Moina (English: The Clay Bird) turned into Bangladesh’s first motion picture to compete for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s an absolute watch motion picture for every fan of Bengali silver screen. The film represents the agony of individuals amid the Bangladesh War of Liberation. The motion picture won various awards universally however was at first banned in Bangladesh. The boycott was cancelled and the DVD version was released on April 16, 2005.

8. Nayak (1966)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Writer: Satyajit Ray

This was the first film in which stalwart Uttam Kumar worked with Satyaj it Ray. The film’s story is around an acclaimed on-screen character who uncovers his life’s weaknesses to a youthful journalist, on a 24 hour train travel from Calcutta to New Delhi, where he is going to get a national award. His life trip is bit by bit uncovered through seven flashbacks and two dreams amid train journey.

7. Charulata (1964)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Writer: Satyajit Ray (screenplay)

Charulata is a 1964 Satyajit Ray motion picture in which Madhabi Mukherjee stars as Charulata, a spouse of a wealthy man, who leads a secluded life in 1870’s Bengal. Her husband observed that she is lonely and demands his brother Amal to stay with her. Charulata soon starts to build up a profound sexual fascination towards Amal. The story line of the film is known for its western psychology and for Madhabi Mukherjee’s acclaimed look, as she looks at Amal.

6. Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960)

Director by Ritwik Ghatak

Writer: Ritwik Ghatak (Screenplay), original Novel by Shaktipada Rajguru

The film is based on the 1947 Bengal division and what difficulties refugees faced and dealt with.

5. Apur Sansar (1959)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Writer: Satyajit Ray (Screenplay)

It is the third part of The Apu Trilogy, about the adolescence and early adulthood of a young Bengali named Apu in the mid twentieth-century. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and a few international awards. The film revolves around life of Apu who is presently a young fellow however jobless, dreaming for a future as an author. An old school companion Phulu, takes him to a town to go to a wedding where life takes a serious turn for Apu.

4. Asahani Sanket (1973)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Writer: Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhay

Ashani Sanket featured Soumitra Chatterjee and Bobita and is set in a town in Bengal amid the scarcity of food in 1943 through the eyes of its lead character Gangacharan and his better half. The movie is a great since it depicts the tremendous size of food shortage, which killed approximately 5 million individuals in Bengal.

3. Pather Panchali (1955)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Writer: Satyajit Ray (Screenplay), Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay (novel)

Pathar Panchali portrays the early life of Apu and his family who is born to a poor Brahmin family in a remote town called Nischinti pur in Bengal. His father is a priest who can’t earn enough to keep his family going. Apu’s sister, Durga, is always taking guavas from the neighbor’s garden and all these add to the day by day battles of the mother’s life. It is one of the best Bengali films till now and most favourite among all the Bengalis.

2. The Feluda Series

The series is based upon an Indian investigator of Bengali origin. The Feluda series incorporates numerous best Bengali motion pictures like Baksho Rahashya, Kailashey Kelenkari, Bombaiyer Bombete, Joi Baba Felunath, Royal Bengal Rahasya, Sonar Kella, Tintorettor Jishu, Doorbeen and numerous others.

1. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969)

Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne

Director: Satyajit Ray

Writer: Upendra Kishore Raychowdhury

Goopi and Bagha are two characters who meet in a jungle being expelled by the King of their town. They by chance meet the King of Ghosts and he gives them three blessings for their straightforwardness and purity. Rest of the story rotates around how they utilize those advantages for the advancement of Shundi Kingdom.

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