Hey guys, as I again promised you in my previous article that I will write an article on 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 13 best Bengali movies of 2017. The movies which are mentioned below are really really good to watch. The numbers here are in any random order and do not suggest any level of greatness in the movie.
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 2017, 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 2017- You Should Watch
1. Byomkesh O Agnibaan (2017)
Director: Anjan Dutt
Star cast: Jisshu Sengupta, Saswata Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee, Ushasie Chakraborty, Anjan Dutt, Sumatra Mukherjee, Dedduth Ghosh
Release date: 22 September 2017
Byomkesh O Agnibaan is one of the best Bengali Detective movies. This movie is the 6th installment of the Byomkesh series by Anjan Dutt, serving as a sequel to Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana which is also one of the best Bengali movies of 2016. This movie is based on Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s Agniban and Uposonghar. The movie brings Byomkesh face to face with his arch-enemy Kokonod Gupta. It’s a must-watch movie for those who are big fans of Bengali Detective movies.
2. Chhaya O Chhobi (2017)
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Star cast: Abir Chatterjee, Koel Mallick, Ritwick Chakraborty, Churni Ganguly, Priyanka Sarkar, Barun Chandra
Release date: 25 August 2017
Kaushik Ganguly’s “Chhaya O Chhobi” is a sweet, simple story about the changing equations of personal and professional relationships in the backdrop of an outdoor shooting of a film. It is a crossover between the reel and real-life where both the reel and real story go side by side. This movie is one of the good movies which you should watch. This movie has some emotional moments which will touch you. Watch it to experience how real life is more melodramatic than cinema.
3. Posto (2017)
Directors: Nandita Roy, Shiboprosad Mukherjee
Star cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Lily Chakraborty, Paran Bandopadhyay, Sohini Sengupta, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Babul Supriyo, Koneenica Banerjee, Aparajita Ghosh Das
Release date: 12 May 2017
This movie is one of the best Bengali movies of 2017. This movie is extremely relevant in today’s times as many parents due to their busy schedules cannot spend enough time with their children. The movie also shows the role that grandparents play in the life of their grandchildren. The first half of the movie is good, but the second half takes the audience on an emotional ride when the matter gets dragged to court.
Some of the scenes made me so emotional that tears started rolling down my eyes. Posto is a beautiful Bengali movie that will be loved by the Bengali audience as it has Tagore songs, authentic emotions, and a great theme. I would recommend Posto to everyone who loves watching a good movie.
4. Bishorjan (2017)
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Star cast: Jaya Ahsan, Abir Chatterjee, Kaushik Ganguly, Lama
Release date: 14 April 2017
The Padma, a Bangladeshi Hindu widow, finds an injured man named Naseer near a river in Bangladesh. After she brings him home, she finds out that he is a Muslim from India and decides to hide his true identity from the villagers. The director has beautifully portrayed the love relation between the lead protagonist without bringing any signs of vulgarity.
It beautifully depicts love as the epitome of sacrifice. Kaushik Ganguly is simply superb in this movie. A brilliant portrayal of human relations that easily resonates with the viewer. This is not your typical Cineflex. You need to be patient and appreciate its brilliance. I would also recommend Bishorjan to everyone who loves watching a good movie.
5. Biler Diary (2017)
Director: Biswarup Biswas
Star cast: Biswanath Basu, Samadarshi Dutta, Sanjay Biswas
Release date: 1 December 2017
The movie provides a peek into the lives of students at residential school Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya in Narendrapur through the eyes of a graduate who recalls his time there. Samadhi is an actual alumnus of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur. This movie will make you nostalgic for sure, reminding you of your own childhood school days memories. The way this movie portrayed childhood conflicts, hostel life, friendship, makes it the perfect movie to show it to any children in your life.
And then the most beautiful part, for which I am recommending you to watch this movie and share it with others. This movie reminds us of the role of a teacher in our life. How a real guru can change the lives of their students by teaching simple values of life early in childhood. And the beautiful teacher-student relationship that we are on the verge of forgetting today. Every child will not only love this movie but will learn immensely from it. Maybe this movie will change their life forever.
6. Nabab (2017)
Directors: Joydip Mukherjee, Abdul Aziz
Star cast: Shakib Khan, Subhasree Ganguly, Rajatava Dutta, Amit Hasan, Biswanath Basu, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Sagnik Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Aparajita Adhya
Release date: 26 June 2017
Nabab is one of the best Bengali movies of 2017 which you should watch. The story revolves around an intelligence agent Rajib Chowdhury (Shakib Khan) from Bangladesh tasked with a secret operation in West Bengal, India. Officer Rajib Chowdhury is known for fighting against terrorists and criminals. After saving the life of the Chief Minister from a terrorist attack, he receives praise and gets awarded with newer responsibilities. Crime reporter Diya (Subhasree Ganguly) gets the task of interviewing Rajib Chowdhury and after much effort finally gets the opportunity to meet him. Once they meet, to know more, you have to watch the movie.
7. Mayurakshi (2017)
Director: Atanu Ghosh
Star cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Indrani Halder, Sudipta Chakraborty, Gargi Roychowdhury
Release date: 29 December 2017
Atanu Ghosh’s Mayurakshi weaves a sensitive portrayal of an aged and ailing father and his son who comes to meet him from the USA. The father ceases to communicate with the world around him and the son is torn between memories and the present situation which is a reality in present-day urban India.
The movie contains love, affection, loss, hopelessness, mystery, and redemption. The movie not only portrayed a story but also an art of truth that is relevant and can be relatable in this present generation. Whatever we want and whatever we get is just for a short span but whatever we give and whatever we get will be for a long span. It’s a most touching story and a must-watch movie. The actors, Soumitra and Prosenjit, have acted very well and touched our hearts.
8. Maacher Jhol (2017)
Director: Pratim D. Gupta
Star cast: Ritwick Chakraborty, Mamata Shankar, Paoli Dam, Arjun Chakrabarty, Kaya Blocksage, Sumanta Mukherjee, Sauraseni Maitra
Release date: 18 August 2017
Maacher Jhol (Fish Curry) is one of the best Bengali movie based on food. The story is about a successful Bengali master chef, Devdutta Sen (Ritwick Chakraborty), better known as Dev D in Paris who has severed all ties with his hometown, Kolkata, enjoying what he does best, cooking and running his own French restaurant.
But a call from home about his mother’s ill health takes him back to his roots, leaving his live-in French girl-friend behind. A simple and taut movie which has ‘Bangaliana’ at its core. The aftertaste of the ‘Jhol’ will last long just like mother’s cooking. If you haven’t watched it already, I urge you to go and watch it!
9. Dhananjay (2017)
Director: Arindam Sil
Star cast: Anirban Bhattacharya, Mimi Chakraborty, Kanchan Mullick, Kaushik Sen, Paran Bandopadhyay, Dilip Dave, Anusha Viswanathan, Mir Afsar Ali
Release date: 11 August 2017
Dhananjay is also one of the best Bengali movies in 2017 which you should definitely watch. Dhananjoy’s story is based on the conviction of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, accused of the horrible murder of Hetal Parekh, which took place in the year 1990. On the basis of evidence and on the basis of the deceased mother’s statement, Dhananjoy Chatterjee, a security guard was executed and hanged to death.
In the movie, all the investigations done by the team are superb & the points they have shown in front of the judge are very logical. After watching the movie it is proved that the investigation at that time was not correct yet. It was by the pressure from government & society also. To all those who are yet to watch, this movie doesn’t necessarily glorify Dhananjoy but aids the audience to think and judge critically about the judiciary system associated with loopholes. Go, watch and share your views with us.
10. Khoj (2017)
Director: Arka Ganguly
Star cast: Vikram Chatterjee, Shataf Figar, Sushmita Dey, Lalit Malla, Punam Gurung
Release date: 2 June 2017
Khoj is a Bengali psychological thriller movie that has won 9 international awards at a cinema. This movie is one of the best thriller Bengali movies of 2017 which you must watch. It’s a high voltage suspense thriller. Hilly background and the foggy environment have increased its flavor of mystery much more. This movie has a great storyline and is very well scripted. Make sure you watch it, it won’t disappoint you.
11. Bibaho Diaries (2017)
Director: Mainak Bhaumik
Star cast: Ritwick Chakraborty, Sohini Sarkar, Kamalika Banerjee, Biswanath Basu
Release date: 20 January 2017
Bibaho Diaries has been awarded the best Bengali movie of 2017 by the Hyderabad Bengali Film festival 2017. In Bengali movies normally comedies do not work well with audiences and the main reason is most of the Bengali comedies are the frame to frame remakes of popular Bollywood comedies so there is no refreshment at all but fortunately Bibaho Diaries is not one such boring comedy rather it is a movie which keeps you entertaining from beginning to end.
When we want to enjoy a comedy the two main factors are funny dialogues and superb comic timing of the actors and the good news is Bibaho Diaries scores good marks in both of these two departments. I would recommend Bibaho Diaries to everyone who loves watching a good comedy movie.
12. Chaamp (2017)
Director: Raj Chakraborty
Release date: Dev, Rukmini Maitra, Priyanka Sarkar, Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Laboni Sarkar, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Biplab Chatterjee, Supriyo Datta, Raj Chakraborty, Akbar Hasan, Arjun Dasgupta and soon
Release date: 23 June 2017
It is the story of a boxer named Shibaji (Dev), who was a hero and inspiration for every Indian but suddenly he falls down and everyone forgets him. The movie is all about how he rises up again. Chaamp is an earnest attempt to make a good quality sports-based movie in Bengali. You can watch it to encourage Dev as a producer and as an actor.
13. Projapoti Biskut (2017)
Director: Anindya Chatterjee
Star cast: Aditya Sengupta, Esha Saha, Rajatava Dutta, Aparajita Addhya
Release date: 22 September 2017
Projapoti in Bengali symbolizes love, marriage, and togetherness and ‘Biskut’ has the crispness and these combine the story. Aditya Sengupta and Esha played the new couple’s roles. This movie tells a simple story of an ordinary middle-class couple in Calcutta, who have lost their words along with the flow of their marriage, their dull life suddenly bombarded by the appearance of a Karthik idol at their gates. (Karthik is the son of Shiva and Parvati.) This sweet movie will surely make Pujo special for Bengalis. Projapoti Biskut is a movie worth watching.
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