Hey guys, as I again promised you in my previous article that I will write an article on the best Bengali movies of 2011, best Bengali movies of 2012, best Bengali movies of 2013, best Bengali movies of 2014, and soon. so here we go. I am going to write an article about the top 10 best Bengali movies in 2016. 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 2016, 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 2016- You Must Watch
1. Shankhachil (2016)
Director: Goutam Ghosh
Star cast: Prosenjit, Kusum Sikder, Shajbati, Shahed Ali, Priyanka Chatterjee, Deepankar De
Release date: 15 April 2016
Goutam Ghosh is a well-established director and there is nothing to doubt his caliber. Once again he has proved himself to be one of the finest directors in the Bengali film industry. He has chosen a subject that will touch every Bengali. The way he has incorporated Bengali poems and songs into the screenplay, which is very close to every Bengali’s sentiments, is commendable. The screenplay written by Ghosh along with Sayantani Putatunda is very emotional and towards the climax, it will surely make you moist-eyed.
Shankhachil is a wonderful movie about the consequences of partition on the life of Bengalis. It is a simple story told simply which will touch your heart. Every Bengali will feel connected to it no matter which side of Bengal they are on. This movie is one of the best Bengali movies in 2016 which you should definitely watch.
2. Praktan (2016)
Directors: Nandita Roy, Shiboprosad Mukherjee
Star cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparajita Adhya, Sabitri Chatterjee, Biswanth Basu, Manali Dey, Anupam Roy
Release date: 27 May 2016
The chemistry of Rituparna-Prosenjit is still the same as it was 15 years back. There’s a beautiful storyline and a very good cast who have worked their hearts out. This movie tells us the art of moving on. How Sudipa and Ujaan moved on, a person who got separated from his band has moved on in his life.
Prosenjit Chatterjee has his own charisma on the bigessayed his role
3. Cinemawala (2016)
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Star cast: Paran Bandyopadhyay, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sohini Sarkar, Lama, Arun Guhathakurta, Bimal Chakraborty, Alaknanda Roy
Release date: 13 May 2016
The movie talks about Cinemawalas from two generations with two different moral values. The first one is Pranab (Paran Bandopadhyay), who was a movie theater owner once upon a time but now his cinema hall is not in running condition and the other one is his son Prakash (Parambrata Chatterjee), a pirated DVD seller. Throughout the movie, Kaushik Ganguly has tried to show the clash between these two different thinking people one who stands for honesty another one who believes to be practical no matter how unethical it is.
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The movie never tries to take the side but still, by the end, you will know which side is right and which one is wrong. The story of this movie is unique like Kaushik Ganguly’s other movies. It is a must-watch movie for everyone and a tribute to all those people behind this entertainment industry who are losing their money because of the indifference of the audience.
4. Zulfiqar (2016)
Director: Srijit Mukherji
Star cast: Ankush Hazra, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Parambrata Chatterjee, Dev, Kaushik Sen, Neel Mukherjee, Kanchan Mullick, Rahul Banerjee, Paoli Dam, Nusrat Jahan, June Malia, Kyra Dutt
Release date: 7 October 2016
Hats off to Srijit Mukherji for attempting to make a Bengali movie based on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra. Zulfiqar is the first true underworld Bengali movie in the history of Bengali cinema. It portrays a vivid picture of the dark underbelly of Calcutta. However, the movie only portrays a slice of Calcutta’s underworld. The dialogues in this movie are good and sharp. Srijit Mukherjee made Shakespeare play his own, and there he stands out in the crowd.
5. Eagoler Chokh (2016)
Director: Arindam Sil
Star cast: Saswata Chatterjee, Anirban Bhattacharya, Joya Ahsan, Payel Sarkar, Gaurav Chakraborty, June Malia, Arunima Ghosh, Ushoshi Sengupta
Release date: 12 August 2016
Ebar Shabor is a wonderful movie. This movie is superbly entertaining and highly fascinating. It had the same kind of feeling that tends to accompany the Byomkesh Bakshi and Feluda movies. This is the kind of movie that can be watched and re-watched multiple times thanks to its content, performances, and thrills. Don’t miss this movie. It is one of the best Bengali movies in 2016 which you should surely watch.
6. Double Feluda (2016)
Director: Sandip Ray
Star cast: Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Saheb Bhattacharya, Bratya Basu, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Rajesh Sharma, Gaurav Chakraborty, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sadhan Sen, Bhaskar Banerjee, Arup Kumar Ray
Release date: 16 December 2016
Double Feluda is different from any other regular Feluda movies and there is a particular reason. It is a celebration of the completion of the long fifty years of Feluda. That is why it is a movie where the word Feluda has been used in the title itself. In the movie Double Feluda, every possible signature style of Feluda movies is present. Feluda is a nostalgic emotion for most of us and for those who will be a better idea than watching the movie, to celebrate the glorious fifty years of this emotional journey. If you are a religious fan of “Feluda”, then you must watch it at least once with your friends and family!
7. Aynabaji (2016)
Director: Amitabh Reza Chowdhury
Star cast: Chanchal Chowdhury, Masuma Rahman Nabila, Partha Barua, Sohel Rana, Lutfur Rahman George, Heera Chowdhury, Iffat Trisha, Shawkat Osman
Release date: 30 September 2016
Aynabaji has a great story for ais different from a traditional love story. Here, a person hides his true self and changes characteristics in different situations to take the place of others in exchange for money. The need for money led him to switch places but he got used to it. He enjoyed becoming a different person. But this is not random. In reality, people are switching characteristics, hiding their true selves. The movie has introduced Dhaka, especially the old Dhaka, from different angles. We always think of Dhaka as a busy city with lots of traffic. But the movie has shown the beautiful side of the movie. It is a good movie to watch.
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8. Badsha- The Don (2016)
Director: Baba Yadav
Star cast: Jeet, Nusraat Faria Mazhar, Sharaddha Das, Ferdous, Rajatava Dutta, Mahesh Manjrekar, Biswanth Basu, Nassar
Release date: 7 July 2016
Badshah, a fan of Don Amitabh Bachchan, leaves home with just one motive to become a gangster and be feared by one and all. To set the ball rolling, he beats up Dubai-based businessman Sam’s (Mahesh Manjrekar) son and finds his way into Don Tony’s (Rajatava Dutta) gang. Tony sends Badshah to gain the love of rival don Johnny’s (Ferdous) sister in England. It is a remake of the 2010 Telugu movie Don Seenu starring Ravi Teja.
9. Bastu- Shaap (2016)
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Star cast: Raima Sen, Abir Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Churni Ganguly, Kaushik Ganguly
Release date: 15 January 2016
Bastu-Shaap is a psychological drama that gives us an insight into the complexities of human minds and relationships. The story is about a cursed house in the hills, which desperately needs help to earn peace and happiness. The entire cast and crew of the movie leave no stone unturned in keeping the movie simple and yet close to the heart of its viewers. Bastushaap is an engaging movie with superb performance and a solid message. It is an untold story of the mind. Go and watch it to adjust the Bastu of your inner-self probably it will help you to have a better life.
10. Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana (2016)
Director: Anjan Dutt
Star cast: Jisshu Sengupta, Saswata Chatterjee, Ushasie Chakraborty, Shantilal Mukherjee, Dulal Lahiri, Priyanka Sarkar, Saayoni Ghosh, Kanchan Mullick, Kanchana Moitra, Anjan Dutt, Riju Biswas, San Chatter
Release date: 7 October 2016
This is another of those near-perfect Byomkesh Bakshi movies. The movie is based on Chiriyakhana by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The movie is packed with every ingredient that was required to make this movie a mouth-watering affair. This is a movie that can be watched and enjoyed by one and all. Congratulations to Anjan Dutta and the team for this movie.
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