The must watch Bengali films

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1. 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: 18,360 | Gross: $0.54M

2. Apur Sansar (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: 9,373 | Gross: $0.02M

3. 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: 9,158 | Gross: $0.17M

4. Jalsaghar (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: 4,347 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Nayak (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: 2,435

6. 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: 1,853

7. 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: 4,124 | Gross: $0.08M

8. 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: 2,649

9. Teen Kanya (1961)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

Based on popular Indian stories of great writer Rabindra Nath 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: 1,108 | Gross: $0.08M

10. Matir moina (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: 3,439

11. 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: 324

12. 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: 33

13. Jibon Thekey 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: 1,534

14. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (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: 1,704

15. Seemabaddha (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: 863

16. 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: 1,692

17. Jana Aranya (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: 1,052

18. Agantuk (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: 2,073

19. 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: 49

20. Chaalchitra (1981)

92 min | Drama

A young ebullient and sensitive Calcuttan meets the editor of a leading newspaper and is assigned to 'do' a newsy yet intimate story of his own middle class milieu within two days. The ... See full summary »

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Anjan Dutt, Utpal Dutt, Arun Mukherjee, Jyoti Chatterjee

Votes: 40

21. Bicharak (1959)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

Gyanendra was a respectable lawyer with a respectable popularity. He was happily married to Sumoti who was a doting wife too. However Gyanendra had special feelings for his professor's ... See full summary »

Director: Prabhat Mukherjee | Stars: Uttam Kumar, Arundhati Devi, Dipti Roy, Chhabi Biswas

Votes: 35

22. 80 te Asio Na (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy

Ill-behaved and disrespected like a burden by his own sons, an 80 year old person wishes of going back to his youth.

Director: Sree Jayadratha | Stars: Bhanu Bannerjee, Asitbaran, Rabi Ghosh, Jahar Roy

Votes: 71

23. Pathey Holo Deri (1957)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

An MBBS doctor falls in love with the granddaughter of a rich man. She helps him to persue the dream of her love to do higher studies by giving him her mothers jewellery. The fate of the ... See full summary »

Director: Agradoot | Stars: Shishir Batabyal, Anil Bhattacharya, Mihir Bhattacharya, Chhabi Biswas

Votes: 74

24. Sharey Chuattar (1953)

111 min | Comedy, Romance

The owner of Annapurna boarding house facing an upcoming trouble for let in a girl in the boys hostel.

Director: Nirmal Dey | Stars: Deben Bandopadhyay, Bhanu Bannerjee, Gurudas Bannerjee, Sital Bannerjee

Votes: 236

25. 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: 1,021

26. Aranyer Din Ratri (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: 1,902

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: 859

28. Pratidwandi (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: 1,177

29. 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: 1,368

30. 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: 787

31. Sonar Kella (1974)

120 min | Adventure, Family

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: 1,533



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