The 100 Greatest Bengali Movies Of All Time

by swarupbasak | created - 19 Sep 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | 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 the top 100 Bengali movies of all time you must see. Hope you like it.

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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: 3,345

2. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

Not Rated | 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: 2,352

3. 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: 5,070 | Gross: $0.09M

4. 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: 22,978 | Gross: $0.54M

5. 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: 5,013 | Gross: $0.08M

6. 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: 863

7. 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: 2,308

8. The Unnamed (2016)

100 min | Drama

The coffin of an expatriate worker with manipulated identity intense the identity crisis when another person's corpse is found inside.

Director: Tauquir Ahmed | Stars: Shahiduzzaman Selim, Mosharraf Karim, Nipun, Fazlur Rahman Babu

Votes: 3,886

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: 3,759

10. 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 Bachchan, Haren Chatterjee

Votes: 3,333

11. 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: 148

12. 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: 11,771 | Gross: $0.02M

13. 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: 11,378 | Gross: $0.17M

14. 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: 1,438

15. 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: 1,037

16. 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: 2,118

17. 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: 131

18. 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: 395

19. Mirror Game (2016)

147 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Ayna is an actor and the prison is his stage. He slips into the characters of the powerful convicted in exchange of money and take their place in prison. This strange profession is borne ... See full summary »

Director: Amitabh Reza Chowdhury | Stars: Chanchal Chowdhury, Masuma Rahman Nabila, Bijori Barkatullah, Partho Barua

Votes: 22,183

20. 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: 40

21. 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: 929

22. 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: 116

23. The Expedition (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: 996

24. Dipu Number 2 (1996)

154 min | Adventure, Family

An adventure story for young boys.

Director: Morshedul Islam | Stars: Arun Saha, Shubashish, Bulbul Ahmed, Bobita

Votes: 2,003

25. 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: 1,848 | Gross: $0.09M

26. 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: 1,234

27. 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, Rafique Ahmed, S. Bagchi, Ajit Banerjee

Votes: 1,356

28. 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: 5,929

29. 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: 24

30. 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: 188

31. Three Daughters (1961)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

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: 1,288 | Gross: $0.08M

32. 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: 265

33. 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: 980

34. Tahader Katha (1992)

95 min | Drama

Shibnath is released from prison after eleven years of incarceration for murdering a British officer.

Director: Buddhadev Dasgupta | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Anashua Majumdar, Dipankar Dey, Subrata Nandy

Votes: 132

35. Jaatishwar (2014)

TV-PG | 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: 2,422

36. Subhas Chandra (1966)

Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

This film is based on the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose from a child to a great patriotic leader.

Director: Piyush Bose | Stars: Amar Dutta, Samar Chatterjee, Ashish Ghosh, Baijuram

Votes: 36

37. Padatik (1973)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A political activist escapes the prison van and is sheltered in a posh apartment owned by a sensitive young woman.

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Simi Garewal, Pravas Sarkar, Bijon Bhattacharya

Votes: 188

38. Runway (2010)

90 min | Drama

The story of the film centers around the youth Ruhul, who lives with his family in a small hut next to the runway of the international airport. His mother Rahima struggles to support the ... See full summary »

Director: Tareque Masud | Stars: Fazlul Haque, Rabeya Akter Moni, Ali Ahsan, Nazmul Huda Bachchu

Votes: 1,278

39. The Golden Fortress (1974)

Not Rated | 120 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

A young boy becomes a target for crooks, after he claims to remember his past life and mentions precious jewels in a golden fortress.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Santanu Bagchi, Ajoy Banerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee

Votes: 1,959

40. Baishe Srabon (2011)

TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 4,524

41. In Search of Famine (1981)

115 min | Drama

A film crew comes to a village to make a film about a famine, which killed five million Bengalees in 1943.

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Satya Banerjee, Radhamohan Bhattacharya, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Reba Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 210

42. Antarjali Jatra (1989)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

A father encourages his daughter to marry a dying man in order to inherit his wealth.

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Vasant Choudhury, Promode Ganguly, Rabi Ghosh, Shampa Ghosh

Votes: 115

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, Shekhar Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick

Votes: 151

44. Branches of the Tree (1990)

130 min | Drama

Four brothers converge around an ailing father.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Ajit Banerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey

Votes: 627

45. 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: 490

46. Charachar (1994)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama