Hey guys, as I again promised you in my previous article that I will write an article on the best Bengali movies of 2011, 2012, 2013, and soon. so here we go. I am going to write an article about the top 10 best Bengali movies in 2013. The movies which are mentioned below are really really good to watch. I hope this will entice you to watch some and don’t forget to share your personal experience with us.
According to you, if you want to add any of the best Bengali movies of 2013, then please do let me know by writing in the comment box. I assure you that I will definitely add that movie to the list. Please leave comments or feedback if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments and feedback are most welcome! Let’s start:
Best Bengali Movies 2013 Which You Shouldn’t Miss it
10. Alik Sukh (2013)
Directors: Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Nandita Roy
Writer: Suchitra Bhattacharya
Stars: Debshankar Halder, Rituparna Sengupta, Sohini Sengupta, Biswanath Basu, Saayoni Ghosh, Dolon Roy
‘Alik Sukh’ (English: Unreal Happiness) is a ‘tale of fleeting happiness’. The film sensitively captures the lives of a successful gynecologist, Kingshuk Ghosh (Deb Shankar Haldar), his wife, and the relatives of his dead patient. The film begins in a very non-linear fashion, capturing the relevance of the motive. The film completely rests on Haldar’s shoulders. He delivers a brilliant performance that unfolds the zenith and nadir of a doctor’s life. The rest of the characters are well defended in their performances.
They are natural, ordinary, and brilliant in their delivery. You’ll feel for them. The songs ‘M.B.B.S., Na Re Na Ore Mon, Ke jane thikana and Raat Jaye, raat jaye’ are soft and humble. It shows the wide spectrum that music director Joy Sarkar is capable of delivering. Overall the complex subject is simply and beautifully expressed on screen. It is a film not to be missed.
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9. Proloy (2013)
Director: Raj Chakraborty
Writer: Raj Chakraborty
Stars: Parambrata Chatterjee, Paran Bandopadhyay, Saswata Chatterjee, Mimi Chakraborty, Rudranil Ghosh
Award to Raj Chakrabarty for bringing out a movie like Proloy that focuses on sensitive issues like rape and political muscle-flexing so dominant today in West Bengal. The first half is more of sincere storytelling of a real-life incident of Barun Biswas-a righteous and generous schoolteacher, played by Parambrata, who gets killed for protesting against gradually increasing the number of rapes in his village. Post-interval, the movie gets into top gear as two-class actors – Saswata (playing the Special Branch police officer) and Paran Bandopadhyay (as Barun’s senior colleague at Mitra Institution) – set foot in Barun’s village and play contrasting yet complementary roles in delivering another heavenly performance for a story that holds a tight last scene.
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Don’t forget Rudranil is the local MLA’s brother who leads his gang into such crimes against women. However, it was the Saswata-Paran duo who stole the show and left a lasting impression upon the audience after leaving the hall. Moments later, the old Bipinbihari Datta stands with a placard of “Barun Biswask?” in the streets of Kolkata, dumbstruck to see real-life heroes like Barun Biswas – no one to the common people who are more interested in Sunny Leone – sends out a clear message to society and its moral values and ethos. In one line, Raj Chakrabarty delivers yet another masterpiece – a must-watch!
8. Kanga Malsat (2013)
Director: Suman Mukhopadhyay
Writer: Suman Mukhopadhyay (screenplay), Nabarun Bhattacharya
Stars: Kabir Suman, Kaushik Ganguly, Shantilal Mukherjee, Kamalika Banerjee, Ushasie Chakraborty, Miss Jojo
Kangal Malsat or the War Cry of beggars is a Bengali political movie based on the novel “Kanga Malsat” written by Nabarun Bhattacharya. This movie is the sort of dark satire which can capture the comical aspects of today’s political expediencies. Suman Mukhopadhyay makes excellent use of cinematic language to depict the present scenario in Bengal.
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As of February 2013, the Central Board of Film Certification rejected approval of the film, citing misuse of history, sexuality, and the description of social movements in a harmful way. But the film got a clearance and was released on 2 August 2013. The movie shows the way that all dreams in the real world first turn unreal, then surreal, and finally into a nightmare. There’s every reason to watch this film. It is one of the best Bengali movies of 2013 which is based on politics.
7. Ashchorjyo Prodeep (2013)
Director: Anik Dutta
Writers: Deb Roy, Anik Dutta (screenplay), Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay
Stars: Saswata Chatterjee, Sreelekha Mitra, Rajatava Dutta, Mumtaz Sorcar, Paran Bandopadhyay
Ashchorjo Prodip is not a sequel to Bhooter Bhabishyat, still, everyone will compare it with the latter. Just because it is the second movie from Anik Datta as a director, after giving the successful Bhooter Bhabishyat so that it has got so much pre-release hype. Otherwise, like Bhooter Bhabishyat, this movie might have to wait for word-of-mouth publicity after its release.
So before going to the details of Ashchorjo Prodip, here are the answers to the FAQ related to all those comparisons. Yes, it is also a comedy, but unlike Bhooter Bhabishyat, it’s a black comedy. It is also entertaining but not in a similar way. This time, there is a revolution against modernization by destroying the age-old culture but again in a different cinematic language.
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Ashchorjo Prodip is a contemporary tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp which moves through a strange maze of success, failure, aspirations, and wish fulfillment. The film revolves around a couple and their unfulfilled aspirations, as they try hard to excel in this consumer-driven society.
6. Dehorokkhi (2013)
Director: Iftakar Chowdhury
Writer: Abdullah Johir Babu
Stars: Eamin Haque Bobby, Anisur Rahman Milon, Kazi Maruf, Shiva Shanu, Kazi Hyatt, Shimul
New cinema technologies have been introduced and the pleasant background music, songs, and camerawork made Dehorokkhi a good watch. The film marks 55 years of the Bangladeshi film industry. Dehorokkhi was released on 50 screens. The movie created a buzz through its trailer on social networking sites. The role of Anisur Rahman Milon was highly praised by the audience.
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The movie revolves around the underworld Don Aslam (Anisur Rahman Milon) who hires a bodyguard Tibro (Kazi Maruf) to protect the love of his life Sohana (Eamin Haque Bobby). Tibro learns that Sohana is held captive against her will. The story takes turns setting in motion a love and hate triangle, blended with a series of action sequences.
5. Phoring (2013)
Director: Indranil Roychowdhury
Writers: Idranil Roychowdhury, Sugata Sinha
Stars: Akash Adhikari, Sohini Sarkar, Sourav Basak, Sankar Debnath, Senjuti Roy Mukherji
Once in a while, a film comes along that forces the critical mind to stop analyzing, sit back, and enjoy the experience. It also reminds us that if a story is told with honesty and simplicity, one doesn’t need big stars to make a brilliant film. Phoring, with all its purity and innocence, is exactly that kind of film.
Phoning is a story of innocence and love which builds through a relationship shared between adolescence and adulthood. Confusions and immaturities of teens are expressed alongside the freedom and maturity of adulthood in phoring. The sheer free-flowing narrative is not only a good watch but definitely portrays a different side of life. Phoring is not just a film, but a journey — from awkward and confused adolescence to a complicated life of adulthood — where the imagination runs wild, secret desires turn to sparkling dreams, heart breaks and life teaches unforgettable lessons. You can’t help but be thankful to the director for giving a forgotten slice of childhood back to us. Go watch this film; its purity will bowl you over.
4. Khiladi (2013)
Director: Ashok Patil
Stars: Ankush Hazra, Nusrat Jahan, Tapas Paul, Kanchan Mullick, Rajatava Dutta, Supriyo Datta, Laboni Sarkar
Khiladi was one of the biggest releases of the year 2013 during the pujas along with Rongbaaz and Mishawr Rahasya. The film introduces a new pair, Ankush and Nusrat. With this film, Nusrat would have acted with all the three leading heroes of commercial films-Dev, Jeet, and Ankush. As expected, the film is a complete romance comedy family entertaining movie. The film is a remake of the 1999 Malayalam film Udayapuram Sulthan, starring Dileep and Preetha Vijayakumar, which was later remade in 2012 in Telugu as Denikaina Ready, starring Vishnu Manchu and Hansika Motwani.
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Ankush plays Sulaiman who enters a Hindu household as a priest to win over his lady love and her family. Now that lady love happens to be Puja (Nusrat) who stays with Sulaiman’s uncle (Tapas Paul) and his family. Sulaiman is a half Muslim and half Hindu whose mother had been disowned by her brother and that brother happens to be Tapas Paul. Well, you can well understand what happens next. If not, then go and watch the movie. I also liked that movie and I watched that movie in Hindi dubbed version. I liked the character played by the Manchu Vishnu and the story is really interesting and amazing.
3. Megha Dhaka Tara (2013)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
Writer: Shaktipada Rajguru (The original Novel), Ritwik Ghatak (Screenplay)
Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Supriya Choudhary, Gita Ghatak, Niranjan Ray, Gita Dey, Bijon Bhattacharya
Meghe Dhaka Tara (Meaning: The Cloud-Capped Star) was part of the trilogy, Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960), Komal Gandhar (1961), and Subarnarekha (1962), all dealing with the consequences of the Partition of Bengal during the Partition of India in 1947 and the refugees coping with it. The movie is also listed in the book “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”, which praises “the grace of Ghatak’s mise en scène, his expressionist sound design, and the enormous sense of loss.” The movie revolves around a selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhary) who sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family.
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In a confirmation of the popularity of Meghe Dhaka Tara, a recent survey by a leading Indian newsgroup reported that the concluding line of the film, “Dada, ami baachte chai” (“Brother, I want to survive”) was the most well-known line of any film.
2. Nishwartha Bhalobasa (2013)
Director: Ananta Jalil
Writer: Ananta Jalil
Stars: Ananta Jalil, Afiea Nusrat Barsha, Shaan, Don, Kabila, Nayak Raj Razzak, Suchorita
Nishwartha Bhalobasa (English: Selfless Love or What is Love) is a Bangladeshi romantic+ action+ comedy movie that was released on Eid al-Fitr, 2013 in Bangladesh. The movie received mixed reviews from critics in Bangladesh and abroad. It was a film that should be seen because it followed a different trend than other Dhallywood films and because it presented beautiful locations.
The music of the film was also praised. Normally people watch Ananta Jalil’s film to get entertained by hearing his dialogs. His acting’s too funny. In films Ananta Jalil can do anything, even if he needs to fly, he will fly. But this film made some sense. The story of the movie is good. You will get interested to see the end while watching the film. It’s a movie fully loaded with romance and action. It is one of the best Bengali movies of 2013 which you shouldn’t miss.
1. Apur Panchali (2013)
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Writer: Kaushik Ganguly (screenplay)
Stars: Parambrata Chatterjee, Parno Mittra, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Ardhendu Bannerjee
Apur Panchali is not a film about a lost artist. It is an unnatural tale of Subir, whose life is a stark retelling of the screenplay of the Apu trilogy in real life. The story of the journey and the journey of a story both become the central theme of Apur Panchali. Definitely, a must-watch, director Kaushik Ganguly’s Apur Panchali crosses the backward path with Apu to help out the reel and real space through moments of parallel evidence.
Kaushik Ganguly tells us the story of one such child artist who was lost in the pages of history now – Subir Banerjee, best known as Pather Panchali’s Apu. The research of Subir’s life is a journey into the heart of darkness — and out of it. Kaushik’s tribute to the man is touched by grief, sadness, sympathy, and a final improvement that brings both joy and fulfillment. In short, it has all the stuff that good cinema is made of. This movie is one of the best Bengali movies from 2013 to date.
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