The 100 Greatest Bengali Movies Of All Time

by swarupbasak | created - 19 Sep 2012 | updated - 25 Apr 2018 | Public

Bengali cinema refers to the Bengali language film making industries in the West Bengal and the Bangladesh.A lots of people does not know more about Bengali Cinema because they are less popular.Here are 100 greatest Bengali movies of all time, according to me.I hope you will enjoy.

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1. Nayak: The Hero (1966)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

En route to Delhi to receive an award, a Bengali film star reevaluates his success through his fellow passengers, dreams and past experiences.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen, Somen Bose

Votes: 2,682

2. The Music Room (1958)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Music

Depicts the end days of a decadent zamindar (landlord) in Bengal, and his efforts to uphold his family prestige even when faced with economic adversity.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Chhabi Biswas, Sardar Akhtar, Gangapada Basu, Bismillah Khan

Votes: 4,566 | Gross: $0.09M

3. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

126 min | Drama, Musical

A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya

Votes: 1,969

4. Charulata (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghoshal

Votes: 4,386 | Gross: $0.08M

5. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 19,706 | Gross: $0.54M

6. The Big City (1963)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee

Votes: 2,836

7. Subarnarekha (1965)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Madhabi Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Indrani Chakrabarty

Votes: 735

8. Saptapadi (1961)

163 min | Drama, Romance

Set in World War II, the reverend Krishnendu runs a military hospital in Bankura. A drunken Anglo-Indian woman soldier is brought to him for treatment and he recognized her as his former love Rina Brown.

Director: Ajoy Kar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Uttam Kumar, Khitish Acharya, Panchanan Bhattacharya

Votes: 352

9. The Clay Bird (2002)

95 min | Drama, History

75 Metascore

A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

Director: Tareque Masud | Stars: Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy

Votes: 3,523

10. Teen Kanya (1961)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

Based on popular Indian stories of the great writer Rabindranath Tagore, these short films reveal definitive moments in the lives of three young girls.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Chandana Banerjee, Aparna Sen, Sita Mukherjee

Votes: 1,166 | Gross: $0.08M

11. Aguner Poroshmoni (1994)

123 min | Drama, War

In the middle of the 1971;curfew is going on all over the Bangladesh. The liberation army is operated as effective guerrilla force - Badiul Alam is one them. Alam plans for starting ... See full summary »

Director: Humayun Ahmed | Stars: Bipasha Hayat, Asaduzzaman Noor, Abul Hayat, Dolly Johur

Votes: 2,311

12. Aparajito (1956)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pinaki Sengupta, Smaran Ghosal, Kamala Adhikari, Lalchand Banerjee

Votes: 9,830 | Gross: $0.17M

13. The World of Apu (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Votes: 10,095 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Chinnamul (1950)

117 min | Drama

A group of farmers from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who were forced to migrate to Calcutta because of the partition of Bengal in 1947.

Director: Nemai Ghosh | Stars: Gangapada Basu, Bijon Bhattacharya, Jalad Chatterjee, Shanta Devi

Votes: 35

15. Jibon Theke Neya (1970)

150 min | Drama, Family, War

A political satire of Bangladesh under the rule of Pakistan metaphorically, where an autocratic woman in one family symbolizes the political dictatorship of Ayub Khan in East Pakistan.

Director: Zahir Raihan | Stars: Abdur Razzak, Suchanda, Shaukat Akbar, Rosy Samad

Votes: 1,626

16. Distant Thunder (1973)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Bobita, Sandhya Roy, Chitra Banerjee

Votes: 1,081

17. The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969)

132 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Goopy wants to sing, and Bagha wants to play the dhol. They meet accidentally and are helped by King of Ghosts. With newly endowed abilities, they land in kingdom of Shundi, where their ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Tapan Chatterjee, Rabi Ghosh, Ajoy Banerjee, Iva Banerjee

Votes: 1,822

18. Deep Jweley Jai (1959)

132 min | Drama, Romance

A psychiatric nurse is tasked to pretend to love a patient in order to make him better but falls in love with him.

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Tulsi Chakraborty, Ajit Chatterjee, Anil Chatterjee

Votes: 139

19. Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)

115 min | Drama

A group of Calcutta city slickers, including the well-off Asim (Soumitra Chatterjee), the meek Sanjoy (Subhendu Chatterjee) and the brutish Hari (Samit Bhanja), head out for a weekend in the wilderness.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Kaberi Bose, Simi Garewal, Soumitra Chatterjee

Votes: 2,016

20. Kony (1984)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, Sport

Kony is an inspirational story of a coach Khidda and his trainee Kony who fight all odds to achieve their aims.

Director: Saroj De | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sreeparna Bannerjee, Snigdha Banerjee, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay

Votes: 116

21. Jaatishwar (2014)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life and notable works of Anthony Firingee a 19th century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin.The time frame of the storyline jumps between two different time periods-19th century and the present day.

Director: Srijit Mukherji | Stars: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Jishu Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee, Mamata Shankar

Votes: 2,062

22. Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)

123 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A rib-tickling comedy about a group of spirits who, in their various idiosyncrasies, try and save their only haunt, their resting place, when some unscrupulous builders try and break it down to build a modern monstrosity.

Director: Anik Datta | Stars: Swastika Mukherjee, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Samadarshi Dutta

Votes: 2,986

23. Neel Akasher Neechey (1959)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

A poor Chinese hawker,Wang Lu sells his merchandise, China silk in the streets of Calcutta.

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Kali Bannerjee, Manju Dey, Smriti Biswas, Bikash Roy

Votes: 102

24. Company Limited (1971)

110 min | Drama

Chatterji is an ambitious and self-made young man who becomes the director of the company he works for.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Barun Chanda, Paromita Chowdhury, Ajoy Banerjee

Votes: 902

25. Baishe Srabon (2011)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An ex-cop is hired to track down a serial killer who carries out his killings according to Bengali poetry.

Director: Srijit Mukherji | Stars: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Raima Sen, Abir Chatterjee

Votes: 3,586

26. Harano Sur (1957)

162 min | Drama, Romance

A lady doctor rescue an amnesiac patient and fells in love with him.

Director: Ajoy Kar | Stars: Khitish Acharya, Shishir Batabyal, Parijat Bose, Ira Chakraborty

Votes: 226

27. Abhijaan (1962)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

A taxi driver attempts to introduce his cab service in rural Bengal against many odds.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Soumitra Chatterjee, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Gyanesh Mukherjee

Votes: 891

28. The Adversary (1970)

110 min | Drama

A young college graduate is struggling to find a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Asgar Ali, Arabinda Banerjee, Soumitra Bannerjee

Votes: 1,248

29. Monpura (2009)

136 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

A housemaid is killed by a local landlord's son. His servant takes the blame for the murder, to save the landlord's mentally ill son and is marooned in an island named Monpura. There the ... See full summary »

Director: Giasuddin Selim | Stars: Chanchal Chowdhury, Farhana Mili, Shirin Alam, Mohiuddin Bahar

Votes: 4,796

30. The Goddess (1960)

93 min | Drama

A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Chhabi Biswas, Karuna Bannerjee

Votes: 1,680 | Gross: $0.09M

31. Alor Pipasa (1965)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

A mother who is a dancer by profession wants to see his son successful man in future.

Director: Tarun Majumdar | Stars: Sandhya Roy, Vasant Choudhury, Pahadi Sanyal, Anup Kumar

Votes: 20

32. A River Called Titas (1973)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Family

A 1973 Bangladeshi film it describes the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Rosy Samad, Farid Ali, Fakrul Hasan Boiragi, Narayan Chakraborty

Votes: 807

33. Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The musical duo of Goopi and Bagha make a comeback when they are invited to play for a king.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt, Rabi Ghosh, Tapan Chatterjee

Votes: 1,844

34. Shyamol Chhaya (2004)

110 min | Drama

Twelve people are passengers on board.The boatmen are taking them to safety, far away from the fierce clutches of war. All the people on board are devastated by the horrors of war. As the story advances, different events unravel.

Director: Humayun Ahmed | Stars: Meher Afroz Shaon, Riaz, Swadhin Khosru, Ahmed Rubel

Votes: 1,510

35. Calcutta 71 (1971)

132 min | Drama

An angry young man on trial in 1971,a rainstorm in a slum in 1933,a lower-middle-class family during the 1943 famine,teenage smugglers in 1953 and a middle-class group in a posh hotel in 1971.

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Madhabi Mukherjee, Gita Sen, Binota Roy, Ranjit Mallick

Votes: 165

36. Bari Theke Paliye (1958)

124 min | Drama

A misbehaving boy who runs away from his village and goes to Calcutta.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Param Bhattaraka Lahiri, Padmadevi, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Kali Bannerjee

Votes: 164

37. Jhinder Bandi (1961)

103 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

A person comes to meet with Gauri Shankar Roy (Uttam Kumar) living in Kolkata. He introduces himself as a 'fauji Sardar' of Jhind, Jhind being a small kingdom in Madhya Pradesh. He says ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha | Stars: Uttam Kumar, Arundhati Devi, Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhamohan Bhattacharya

Votes: 159

38. Pathetic Fallacy (1958)

102 min | Drama

Bimal is a taxi-driver in a small town. His taxi is his only companion and, although very battered, it is the apple of Bimal's eye. The film shows the love of taxi driver Bimal and his pathetic vehicle Jagaddal.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Kali Bannerjee, Gangapada Basu, Satindra Bhattacharya, Tulsi Chakraborty

Votes: 427

39. The Middleman (1975)

131 min | Drama

A bright and idealistic young man steels himself for the dog-eat-dog business world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pradip Mukherjee, Rafiq Ahmed, S. Bagchi, Ajit Banerjee

Votes: 1,139

40. And Quiet Rolls the Dawn (1979)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

The daughter of an economically middle-class family fails to return home one night.

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Satya Bannerjee, Gita Sen, Mamata Shankar, Sreela Majumdar

Votes: 163

41. The Home and the World (1984)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Gopa Aich

Votes: 986

42. Hemlock Society (2012)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The plot revolves around a man who runs a school called "Hemlock Society" which teaches aspirants how to successfully commit suicide. He develops a bond with one of its students, Meghna (... See full summary »

Director: Srijit Mukherji | Stars: Koyel Mallick, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Rupa Ganguly, Dipankar Dey

Votes: 2,343

43. Interview (1971)

101 min | Drama

Ranjit cannot get a middle-class job just because he cannot get hold of a suit.

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Karuna Bannerjee, Ranjit Mallick

Votes: 129

44. Kanchenjungha (I) (1962)

102 min | Drama

An upper-class Bengali family is on vacation in Darjeeling, a popular hill station and resort near Kanchenjungha.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Chhabi Biswas, Karuna Bannerjee, Pahadi Sanyal, Anil Chatterjee

Votes: 826

45. Nagarik (1952)

127 min | Drama

Ramu,eldest son a family of migrants to Calcutta,is a fresh graduate searching for a job like many others in post-Partition Calcutta.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Ajit Banerjee, Kali Bannerjee, Gangapada Basu, Satindra Bhattacharya

Votes: 159

46. The Stranger (1991)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Utpal Dutt, Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Bikram Bhattacharya

Votes: 2,222

47. Shilpi (1956)

151 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A homeless boy fell in love with his owner's girl.

Director: Agragami | Stars: Sikharani Bag, Kali Bannerjee, Molina Devi, Uttam Kumar

Votes: 56

48. Kabuliwala (1957)

116 min | Drama

Rahmat a middle-aged fruit seller from Afghanistan, comes to Calcutta to hawk his merchandise and befriends a small Bengali girl called Mini.

Director: Tapan Sinha | Stars: Chhabi Biswas, Oindrila Tagore, Radhamohan Bhattacharya, Manju Dey

Votes: 236