(Last Updated On: 9 May, 2020)

Regional cinema has time and again impressed the Indian audience with stem-winding content and commendable performances. While Tamil and Telugu cinemas continue to rule, another film industry that is posing a competition is the Bengali industry. Bengali movies are now coming up with brilliant concepts to appease the viewers. Listing down ten such examples:

Meghnad Badh Rahasya:

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Anik Dutta directs this Bengali suspense thriller loosely adapted from Meghnad Vadh Kavya. Starring prominent actors like Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Abir Chatterjee, the story a writer who goes missing mysteriously. However, with further investigation, a copy of the famous novel Meghnad Badh Kavya acts as a clue behind his disappearance.

Where to watch: Netflix


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Mayurakshi is a national-award-winning movie by Atanu Ghosh. Further, it features legendary actors Soumitra Chatterjee and ProsenjIt Chatterjee in the lead. This is a heartfelt story of a divorced man who visits his ailing father after several years. However, a series of memories from the past flash before them and their lives get changed forever.

Where to watch: Netflix


Maacher Jhol:

Bengali movie Maacher Jhol
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As eccentric as its name, Maacher Jhol is the first Bengali food film. Ritwick Chakraborty stars as a Paris-based chef who returns to India after 13 years to visit his mother on her death bed with her favorite dish. However, his life takes a drastic turn when he gets challenged for a cookery competition.

Where to watch: Netflix

Lorai: Play to Live:

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Notable actor Parambrata Chatterjee himself directed this sports feature film starring Prosenjit Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar. This Bengali movie revolves around a former footballer and an alcoholic who gets appointed by the State to coach the rural youngsters in an unkempt and unorganized village.

Where to watch: Netflix


Bengali movie Gumnaami
Prosenjit Chatterjee in Gumnaami

Srijit Mukherji directs this controversial piece of cinema surrounding the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Further, Prosenjit Chatterjee plays the character of the well-known freedom fighter. The movie revolves around the many conspiracy theories regarding his exile and untimely death.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video / Hotstar

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