Surprisingly Bengali filmmakers have produced a number of high-quality and creative films, something that is rare in today’s era of accessible entertainment and marginalized cinema.
Though there are Bangladeshi movies that are criticized for their bad direction, over drama, and poor graphics still there are others that are literally awesome. We will look into the second part today. Amongst a lot of the Best Bangladeshi movies, we choose our Top-10.
Let us know in the comments if we missed something. The list of Bangladeshi top-10 movies is as follows
List of Best Old Bengali Movies
#1 Aguner Poroshmoni (1994)
Aguner Poroshmoni is based on Humayun Ahmed‘s novel of the same name. This film is based on the bravery of Mukti Bahini during the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971.
Aguner Poroshmoni is a fantastic love story with a great soundtrack. The film’s ending symbolizes independence, hope, and a new Bangladesh. The plot was nicely portrayed by the director and writer as well as the actors and actresses.
#2 Aynabaji (2016)
Aynabaji is a 2016 Bangladeshi crime thriller film produced by Content Matters Production. Amitabh Reza Chowdhury directed his debut feature picture, produced by Gousul Alam. The film starred Chanchal Chowdhury, Masuma Rahman Nabila, and Partha Barua.
In the movie, Ayna is an actor who, for money, plays a convict and takes their place in prison. This odd job doesn’t allow him to pursue his passion for acting but pushes him to act in real life.
He chooses to terminate his career with one last performance, but this one puts him into deep water. The story follows an underdog surviving in a cruel society and escaping a crime game in which he participates.
#3 Oggatonama (2016)
Director Tauquir Ahmed‘s fourth film, “Oggatonama” (The Unnamed), is properly titled, as the millions of nameless faces who travel overseas reflect the marginalized both at home and abroad.
The film takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster as it depicts crooked immigration procedures, lost identities, and grieving. Shahiduzzaman Selim, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Mosharraf Karim, Nipun, and Shahed Ali Sujon give it a powerful cast.
In the film – when the body of another person is discovered inside the coffin of an expatriate worker who had their identity changed, the identity problem becomes even more serious in the film.
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#4 Dipu Number 2 (1996)
Directed by Morshedul Islam in 2016, Dipu Number 2 is an adventurous story of a young boy named Dipu. The movie starred Arun Saha, Shubashish, Bulbul Ahmed, and Bobita.
The story is based on a young character Dipu. At the age of 12, he starts living with his father. Dipu’s father is a high-ranking government official, and the family is relocated to a beautiful city. It doesn’t take Dipu long to adjust to his new home and school. But Tarique, the school bully, quickly grows on him. Tarique beats up Dipu after failing to terrify him. He keeps it a secret, but Dipu is contemplating torturing Tarique personally. After a short ride on a high water tank, his feelings towards Tarique change.
#5 Hirok Rajar Deshe (1980)
Goopi and Bagha, a musical couple, are called to play for a monarch and make a return in the film. When Goopy and Bagha discover Hirak Raja’s oppression, they enlist the aid of a schoolteacher named Udayan, as well as their own magical abilities, in an attempt to free him.
The film is directed by Satyajit Ray and starred Tapan Chatterjee, Rabi Ghosh, Utpal Dutt, and Soumitra Chatterjee.
#6 Goopy gyne and Bagha byne (1969)
At the heart of Satyajit Ray‘s 1969 fantasy adventure comedy, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is a narrative by his grandpa, Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, which he wrote and directed.
The story revolves around Goopy who wants to sing and Bagha who wants to play the dhol. They meet accidentally and are helped by the King of Ghosts. Their adventure begins in the realm of Shundi, where they get new talents.
#7 Monpura (2009)
Romantic tragedy in rural Bangladesh: Monpura which is Giasuddin Selim‘s first feature-length film as a director.
The story depicts Gazi, the son of a local landlord killing a housemaid. To save the landlord’s mentally ill son, his servant takes the responsibility for the murder and is marooned on an island called Monpura. There, the servant meets the daughter of a fisherman. Then the story gradually grows into a romantic tragedy.
Before its release, this film received a lot of attention. Directed by Giasuddin Selim it starred Chanchal Chowdhury, Farhana Mili, Shirin Alam, and Mohiuddin Bahar.
#8 Surja Dighal Bari (1979)
After the Great Bengal Famine of 1943, a financially struggling family makes the journey from Dhaka back to their hometown. The struggles that they had in life at the time of World War II are the primary focus of this film. Directed by Sheikh Niamat Ali, and Masihuddin Shaker the film starred Dolly Anowar, Rawshan Zamil, Sitara Begum, and Sufia.
#9 Srabon Megher Din (2000)
Srabon Megher Din is a Romantic drama based on Humayun Ahmed‘s novel. The writer directed this triangular tragic love story set in a traditional Bangladeshi village. Humayun Ahmed’s second feature, released in 1999, earned a National Film Award. In the movie, Moti (Zahid Hasan) is a local folk musician who falls in love with Kusum (Meher Afroz Shawon), despite her best efforts. However, Suruj Miah (Mahfuz Ahmed) is brought in to marry Kusum by Kusum’s father (Saleh Ahmed). The movie’s tunes are lovely. Along with the team, the movie’s actors and actresses did an outstanding job.
#10 The World of Apu (1959)
This film is one of the top-notch films in Satyajit Ray‘s Apu Trilogy. Soumitra, Sharmila, and the rest of the cast’s performances in this film are flawless. There’s no way for us to evaluate the film. We can’t afford to miss any of the segments of this film because they are all so intriguing. Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay is one of Bengali Literature’s finest writers.