Bengali movies have come a long way from creating commercial successes that have no brain or soul. I think we are all over keeping our brains at home when we go to the movies – we want to be inspired while also adding something worthwhile to our lives. Most of the movies on this best 2021 Bengali movies list are commercial successes while some have won hearts. There are different flavours to be found here but one thing is for certain – these movies will make a place in your heart and leave you satisfied till the end.
A movie set during Durga Puja will invariably have a different impact on the audience. When the plot of the movie, on top of that, focuses on a scattered family coming together and letting go of their differences to stick with each other, it creates a different feeling altogether. Although the plot of Ekannoborti is sort of predictable, it makes up for it with its acting from the cast and the heartwarming interactions between the family members.
The sequel and concluding film of Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy, Avijatrik takes Apu’s desire to be a globetrotter and his duty towards Kajol into consideration while also showcasing where he stands in life. His philosophical interactions with his late wife, his love for his son and his need to find out what lies out there in the world make this a nostalgic and worthwhile watch.
I think we can all agree that Dev has had an interesting career. The masses love him, but somehow, he cannot land his acting and dialogue delivery. However, Dhrubo Banerjee’s Golondaaj changes things for the actor who is pretty great in the movie. He carries the entire biopic on his shoulders and delivers something that will stick with you long after it’s over. Based on the life Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, the movie has major Lagaan vibes that will definitely entertain and inspire you.
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Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 1956 novel, A Dangerous Game, has been adapted several times in the past, most recently in Chehre, starring Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan, along with a host of other actors. The acting in Anusandhan is great and director Kamaleshwar Mukherjee sticks close to the original story which works wonders for the film. This is one of those 2021 Bengali movies that delivers all the thrills and chills that you need.
For those who like something different than the average entertainer, Manikbabur Megh might just push you down that existential rabbit hole that we like to go down sometimes. Featuring Chandan Sen as Manik babu, this movie tells the tale of loneliness, boredom and a complex and surreal relationship with a cloud. There’s much to learn and see and the black and white aesthetic of the film only adds to this mystery and charm. Manik’s everyday life, as boring as it is for him, spells familiarity for a lot of us, especially in the pandemic world.Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.