You can’t ignore, as sweet is the Bengali accent, so is their ultimate creativity in making Bengali movies. This industry has given us a number of gems in every domain of cinema like Satyajeet Ray, Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Mithun Chakraborty and Many more. Also, this industry has given us some legendary artistic masterpieces that generations will remember, like Pather pachali, Chokher Bali, Devdas and an uncountable number of lovely movies. And there they release a number of awesome movies every year. Selecting from a number of films, today in SobiGhor we will discuss 10 best Bengali Movies of 2017 that you should watch.
1. Chaya o Chobi
Chaya O Chobi is a drama, Directed by Kaushik Ganguly and produced by Nispal Singh under the frame of Surinder Films. The movie stars Abir Chatterjee , Koel Mallick, Ritwick Chakraborty, Churni Ganguly and Priyanka Sarkar in lead roles. Chaya o Chobi is a movie about an Indian born, London grown up Movie artist , who comes to shoot a movie in Darjeeling. While the shooting is proceeding, at a moment they movie crew founds that the female lead of the movie is missing. And no one has any idea about her whereabouts, nor does the fiancé of her have any idea about it. A movie that speaks about love, old wounds, lost friendship and new experiences in life will keep u engaged while you watch the movie. The beautiful screenplay and the perfect locations depicting the beauty of Himalayas, makes this movie a wonderful art. Watch this movie to feel the beauty an wonderful life full of experiences.
2. Boss 2
Boss 2: Back to Rule is the sequel to 2013 Superhit Boss. This crime action thriller film is directed by Baba Yadav. The movie features Jeet, Subhasree Ganguly and Nusraat Faria in the leading roles. This movie is released both in India and Bangladesh, and this movie is produced by joint venture of India and Bangladesh. Legendary music director Jeet Gannguli composed the music for the film. The Story revolves around Surya played by Jeet, who is now a public figure and is hated by the people of India because he was involved in a case that includes missing of money of people kept in Business Bank, a bank that was made by Surya’s people. As the movie goes on you will see the same thrill and drama as you saw in 2013 prequel Boss. You can see a lot of Action, thrill and some beautiful portrayed emotional scenes that you will love. This movie was declared as a Commercial hit, and is loved by Jeet fans across the nation. Watch this movie to watch some well-choreographed action scenes.
3. Bibaho Diaries
“Bibaho Diaries” Starring Ritwick Chakraborty, Sohini Sarkar, Kamalika Banerjee, Biswanath Basu in prime roles this romantic movie will make you laugh and feel the emotion until the end. Directed by Mainak Bhaumik and Produced by Rupa Datta under the frame of Camellia Productions Pvt. Ltd. This movie narrates a story about what a couple who compares their life between pre-marriage and post-marriage. On the way, as the movie goes we see The couple compares each other’s likes and dislikes, at some, they feel the love and again sometimes they fight, and many more. A movie full of Romance, comedy, and drama. This is a movie that will make you smile a lot and relate every youth to it. Bibaho Diaries was as Best Bengali Movie 2017 at Hyderabad Bengali film festival 2017.
Who doesn’t likes a sports drama. And “Chaamp” is such a movie which will give you the thrill of enjoying a perfect presentation of sports on screen. Directed by renown director Raj Chakraborty. The film stars superstar Dev, Rukmini Maitra, Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Priyanka Sarkar, Kamaleswar Mukherjee in prime roles. This is also the debut film of female lead Rukmini Maitra. Initially, it was released only in West Bengal. But they growing craze for Bengali movies nationwide and Superstar Dev, made this movie release across the nation too. This movie was huge commercial success of the year. The movie is about an Athlete who has to fight to maintain his dignity as well as to win his lost family back. Times of India has given this movie 4/5 stars and mentioned it as a must watch movie.
Biopics are amazing art “Dhananjoy” is a classic presentation. The courtroom drama is Directed by Arindam Sil and produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni under the banner of SVF Entertainment. The movie stars Anirban Bhattacharya and Mimi Chakraborty in lead roles. Based on the story of conviction of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, accused of the murder of Hetal Parekh, which took place in the year 1990. Base as circumstantial evidence and on the basis of the deceased mother’s statement, Dhananjoy Chatterjee a security guard, was executed and hanged to death on 15 August 2004, even after serving imprisonment for 14 long years. This movie explaining the reasons of the Capital Punishment of 2004, is presented beautifully. The role of Dhananjay played by Anirban Chatterjee is one of the best roles portrayed by any Bengali actors in 2017. Dhananjay is one of the most critically acclaimed movie of the year. Watch this movie to know about the real story behind the execution.
6. Mondobasar Golpo
Who doesn’t like thrillers, everyone, but it becomes more beautiful when it includes romance too. “Mondobasar Golpo” is Romantic Musical Thriller that you should definitely watch. It is directed by Tahagata Banerjee and Its prominent music is composed by Ashok Bhadra. It stars Paoli Dam, Parambrata Chatterjee, Indrashish Rai and Koushik Sen in pivotal roles. The movie is about a lady who is a highly recognized filmmaker who becomes loner after sudden demise of her husband. The story then explains about her life about what kind of hardships goes through what kind of people she meets, how she finds love again and why she becomes jealous and many more. The story explains about the various faces of human emotion and how the characters deal with them. Watch this movie to enjoy the Musical thriller presented by the wonderful artists.
Mayurakshi is directed by Atanu Ghosh and produced by Firdausal Hassan and Probal Halder under the banner of Friends Communication. It stars Soumitra Chatterjee, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Indrani Halder, Sudipta Chakraborty and Gargee Roy Chowdhury in pivotal roles. It’s a tale about an 80 plus old father, a brilliant former professor of History, who is currently suffering from age-related problems. His middle-aged son who lives in Chicago often visits him, who is a sensitive man fighting through an unsettling phase in his personal life. The attachment between the father and the son is something you will find the heart of the movie. Mayurkshi is a movie that depicts about the reality of the modern world, with work pressures and financial woes, isolation, and stress becoming a prime part of everyone’s life, with all those circumstances still trying to maintain and support the family he/she belongs. Watch this movie to enjoy the reality of life and relate yourself.
8. The Bongs Again
Released in January 2017 “The Bongs Again” is a movie directed by Anjan Dutt and produced by Himanshu Dhanuka and Joy Ganguly under the banner of Eskay Movies and Mojo Production. The movie stars an ensemble cast like Deepak Anand , Aditi Bajpai as Aitree, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Subhra Sourav Das, Anjan Dutt, Hassan Khan, Bradley Wj Miller, Parno Mittra, Neha Panda and Jisshu Sengupta in lead roles. It is sequel to the 2007 Movie “Bong Connection. It’s a Bilingual movie that depicts the journey of two young ladies. One is Sara from UK, comes to Kolkata to look for her biological mother. Another is Oli from Kolkata, who goes to London in search of her father who had left her and the family years ago. As the story moves ahead it explains about the social journey of this two ladies, about the connections they make, and the hardship they go through while finding their blood relations. The Bongs Again is a wonderful movie that showcases about the lifestyle of NRI Bengalis. A film which is loved by masses and critics, you also love it too.
Bishorjan a film Directed by Kaushik Ganguly, starring Abir Chatterjee, and Joya Ahsan in prominent roles. Produced by Opera Productions. The film is a classic, it narrates about a soulful memory related with Durga Bisorjon. The movie is centralized over the story after partition of India- Bangladesh (Then East-Pakistan). A story about a widow who lives with her father, and she saves a Bangladeshi Muslim man who was drowned in a Durga Bisorjon. Films speaks about morality, emotions and fight with the societal misconceptions. The portrayal of lead pairs is loved by masses. The movie is highly critically received and is considered as one of the best Indian movie ever made based of Indo-Pak partition. A movie you should definitely watch, watch this to know the societal issues people has faced after partition. This movie was awarded as Best Movie in 64th National Awards.
There are a number of Bengali Movies that people have loved this year, but here we can list only best 10 that is loved by people across the nation. Before mentioning the top pick, here are few honorable mentions.
Byomkesh o Agnibaan
Starring: Jishu Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee
Director: Anjan Dutt
Starring: Sohini Sarkar, Kaushik Sen, and Tanushree Chakraborty
Director: Arindam Sil
Starring: Dev, Laboni Sarkar, and David James
Director: Kamaleshwar Mukherjee
I will say this was best Bengali movie of the year 2017. Written by Nandita Roy and Directed by Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy together. The movie features Arghya Basu Roy, Soumitra ChatterjeeJisshu Sengupta and Mimi Chakraborty in prime roles. A movie about lovely kid Posto played by Arghya Basu Roy, who lives with his grandparents and his parents visits him once every weekend. As the movie proceeds it speaks about the relationships of posto with his parents and grandparents, that finally leads to an unexpected courtroom drama. This movie is credited not only a regional hit or national hit, it is also considered as one of the biggest international hit by any Indian cinema in 2017. Watch this movie for the affectionate role of Arghya Roy Basu. Soumitra Chatterjee is appreciated a lot for his role as an affectionate grandparent by masses.
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