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Khela

Romantic | Drama
Cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee
Released: 2008
Kolkata-based Sheela Bhowmik feels isolated and neglected, and decides to leave her busy film-maker husband, Raja, to spend sometime with her friend, Renu, her mom, and then subsequently travels to Kashmir to spend some time by herself. Raja gets involved in a new movie depicting the life of Gautam Buddh, and is on the look-out for a male child to play the character. He does find one, a young school-going lad, Abhirup Mitra; introduces him to the Producer, Vikram; as well as other crew including beautiful Anjali, who has a crush on Raja. Neither Vikram, Anjali nor any of the crew are aware that Raja is the prime suspect in the abduction of Abhirup.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh (as Rituparna Ghosh)

Writers: Rituparno Ghosh (screenplay), Rituparno Ghosh (story)

Maach Mishti & More

Comedy | Romantic
Cast: Swastika Mukherjee, Shauvik Kundagrami, Parambrata Chatterjee
Released: 2013
THis is a dramatic romantic comedy about first decade 2nd millennial generation of Bengalis, exploring the entire spectrum of the differences, and the developments that have changed, perplexed and evolved everyone from the youth to the retired. Through the story of the loves and lives of three brothers from a middle class Bengali family, the film explores the Kolkata of today: a cosmopolitan city of dreams, nuances, hilarious confusions, passion and honesty. In this film, some find love, some discover themselves and some re-evaluate their own purpose in life, all through a roller coaster ride that will make you laugh, cry, relate and strongly identify.

Director: Mainak Bhaumik

Writers: Mainak Bhaumik

Gaynar Baksho

Comedy | Drama
Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Moushumi Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee
Released: 2013
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay's famous tale of 3 generations of women & their changing position in society,seen in relation to a box of jewels, handed down from one generation to the next. A film by Aparna Sen.

Director: Aparna Sen

Writers: Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Hotat Sedin

Family | Drama
Cast: Riddhima, Firdous Ahmed, Abhiraj, Kuntal Mukherjee
Released: 2012
The story is about Deepa ,a young graduate student who is in love with Sanjoy,a fellow student. He has already got a job and is more interested in his career and lacks punctuality and thoughtfulness though he is a nice guy. An interview for a job in a college makes Deepa land up in Dhaka where she comes across Nabin, her old flame in college. Nabin helps her with the intereview by using his contacts. Slowly she finds herself falling in love with him all over again as he is more considerate, thoughtful and caring. She is torn between two men. After coming to Kolkata,she comes to know that she has got the job. She comes back and discovers that Sanjoy has got a promotion. He is more worried about his own success and wants to know whether she has failed to get the job so that they can get the married. Deepa ponders...

Director: Basu Chatterjee

Writers: Basu Chatterjee

Phoring

Drama | Family
Cast:Master Akash Goswami, Sohini Sarkar, Ritwick Chakraborty, Dwijen Bandyopadhyay
Released: 2013
An adolescent boy ( Phoring) growing up in a back-of-beyond township in North Bengal. Surrounded by the lush Dooars countryside the town barely survives the shutdown of a factory and its jobless population. Maladjusted and a born loser, Phoring fights the voices in his head he calls God. And then a new teacher ( Doel) arrives in school. Doel opens up his mind to things unknown and just when Phoring starts believing that this is not a dream, Doel disappears abruptly leaving behind a trail of doubt and suspicion. Phoring decides to go looking for her in Kolkata.

Director: Indranil Roychowdhury

Writers: Indranil Roychowdhury

Abar Arannye

Drama | Family
Cast:Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Subhendu Chatterjee, Jishu Sengupta, Rupa Ganguly, Tabu
Released: 2003
The film features the characters from Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri, returning to the forest over thirty years later. Ashim, Sanjoy, Harinath and Aparna have grown old in this film; Shekhar has died. They set out on a journey to break off every link with civilisation for a few days. However, the trip turns sour when Ashim and Aparna's daughter, Amrita, goes missing. It transpires that she is being held for ransom by local tribespeople. Police intervene and the kidnapped girl is returned to her parents, albeit against her own wishes.

Director: Goutam Ghose

Writers: Goutam Ghose (story), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (assistant scriptwriter)

Abar Bomkesh

Mystery | Thriller
Cast:Abir Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Usashi Chakraborty, Koushik Sen
Released: 2012
Byomkesh had fallen critically ill sometime back and is being nursed back to health by his wife, Satyabati (Ushashie Chakraborty) and dear friend, Ajit (Saswata Chatterjee). On medical advice, Byomkesh goes to Dooars to recuperate with his two caring companions and the health condition of Byomkesh takes a decided turn for the better with the change in climate, much to the relief of Satyabati and Ajit.But, as fate would have it, mystery arrives. At Dooars, Byomkesh makes his acquaintance with several Bengali inhabitants from the local community like Dr. Ashwini Ghatak (Sujan Mukherjee), Prof. Adinath Shome (Pijush Ganguly), Mahidhar Chaudhury (Biswajit Chakrabarty), photographer Nakuleshwar (Arindol Bagchi), police officer Purander Pandey (Kunal Padhy), deputy magistrate Umanath Ghosh (Chandan Sen) and banker Amaresh Raha (Kaushik Sen). They all meet at a get-together at the residence of Mahidhar Chaudhary, where everybody is regaled by the singing of Mahidhar's young daughter Rajani (Swastika Mukherjee).

Director: Anjan Dutta

Writers: Saradindu Bandopaddhyay (novel), Anjan Dutta (screenplay)

Anay Abichar

Mystery | Thriller
Cast:Mithun Chakraborty, Nutan, Utpal Dutta, Asit Sen
Released: 1985
Ghanshyam (Mithun Chakraborty) lives in a small coastal town of Raipur, where he makes a living as a fisherman. He sells his sells his catch to a man named Mahesh Manna who gives him half the price which he has to bear as there is no other buyer in the village. Mahesh is greedy, lecherous, and crooked and has been swindling money from Ghanshyam. In the midst of sorrows, a sweet romance blossoms between Ghanshyam and the village beauty, Kadam(Rozina). But Mahesh cannot stand their love as he wants to make Kadam his own. He tries his best to impress Kadam but Kadam pays no heed as she is lost in the love of Ghanshyam. A jealous Mahesh takes a vow to finish Ghanshyam and plots a lethal plan to do so. Can Ghanshyam escape the odds stacked against him?

Director: Shakti Samanta

Writers: Shaktipada Rajguru

Anusandhan

Action | Romantic
Cast:Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Amjad Khan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Utpal Dutta
Released: 1981
Abhijit (Amitabh Bacchan) enters the movie in a large hat and as a stranger in the tea gardens of Darjeeling. In a land torn by anarchy of Shahuji (Utpal Datta) Kaaliram (Amjad Khan), resides beautiful but blind Tamosha (Raakhee Gulzar). She is pretty and soon wins Abhijit's heart. However, fate has a different choice and Kaaliram lays his evil eyes on Tamosha. Protected by the local police officer, Kaaliram enjoys his reign of terror in the land. Who is Abhijit? Will he be able to save Tamosha and end Kaaliram's reign of terror? Anusandhan is truly a must watch for certain answers.

Director: Shakti Samanta

Writers: Shaktipada Rajguru

The Bong Connection

Drama | Romantic
Cast:Parambrata Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Mir Afsar Ali, Bickram Ghosh, Raima Sen
Released: 2006
The film is based on the lives of Bengali's across the world, especially on those settled abroad. It attempts to delineate the pain and dilemma of Bengali's estranged from their places of origin. It seeks to explore sensitive souls singing to the tunes of Tagore.

Director: Anjan Dutta

Writers: Anjan Dutta

Dadar Kirti

Drama | Family
Cast:Tapas Pal, Ayan Banerjee, Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Released: 1980
Advocate Nivaran Chatterjee lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town along with his wife, and three sons. His first son is married, while his second son, Kedarnath, who suffered a head injury, is a little senile, and his third son, Amarnath, is a brilliant student. Amarnath falls in love with Beeni Mukherjee, who is a good student, has an elder dominating sister, Saraswati, who is brilliant. Kedar is attracted to Saraswati but lacks the courage to approach her. Then some of his friends introduce him as a brilliant student and athlete to Saraswati's dad, who approves of him. Kedar meets with Saraswati, who also approves of him, and both are slowly drawn to each other. It will not be long before Saraswati finds out that Kedarnath is a fraud, will give up on him, and get ready to marry a wealthy Bhagalpur-based man of her father's choice.

Director: Tarun Majumdar

Writers: Saradindu Bandopaddhyay (original story), Tarun Majumdar (screenplay)

Tenida

Comedy | Drama
Cast: Subhasish Mukhopadhyay, Chinmoy Ray, Juin Bandyopadhyay, Bibhu Bhattacharya, Ramen Raychowdhury
Released: 2011
(Bengali টেনিদা) Tenida is a very famous character in our Bengali literature that had been created by our leading Bengali novelist Narayan Gangopadhyay quite a few decades back. The tales of Tenida have been quite popular over the years especially to children as it is basically a children’s character. He is known to be a hopeless character who repeatedly fails in his class and asks his other 3 gang member-Kabla, Habu and Pela to do the same. Even though he is a thin character, he can devour absurd proportions of food and he is also a crowd. His gang members literally follow him around which is why he is the undisputed leader. He also has a knack of solving cases-that is landing up at strangest places and solving cases in the weirdest possible way in his own style.

Director: Chinmoy Roy

Writers: Narayan Gangopadhyay

Aparajita Tumi

Family | Drama
Cast: Padmapriya Janakiraman, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Indraneil Sengupta, Tanushree Shankar, Emielyn Das
Released: 2012
Pradip and Kuhu, an NRI couple with two children, start having problems because of Kuhu's straightforward nature and blatant comments which end up hurting people. Ushoshi and Ronojoy are another couple. While Ronojoy seems to be a cynical workaholic who is not bothered about the voids in his life, Ushoshi is extremely sensitive about things like their childlessness. As Kuhu repeatedly hurts the insecure Ushoshi, Pradip finds himself empathizing with her, and they eventually end up having an affair. Kuhu moves out with her children, whom she temporarily places in the care of her parents, while she takes time to think about her next step. Meanwhile, she has a brief encounter with ex-boyfriend Yusuf, which brings back nostalgic old memories, pain and loneliness. While Yusuf is clearly interested in a relationship, Kuhu is cold and distant, which finally drives him away. Meanwhile, Pradip suffers from splitting headaches, and it is soon discovered that he has cancer. As he battles the disease, Kuhu finally comes back, perhaps forgiving him.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Writers: Shyamal Sengupta (dialogue & screenplay), Shyamal Sengupta

Abohomaan

Family | Drama
Cast: Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Jishu Sengupta
Released: 2009
Abohomaan tells the story of Aniket, one of the finest filmmakers of Bengal in eastern India and the loves of his life. Devoted to his craft, Aniket met and fell in love with his wife Deepti, an actress, while they worked together on the set of a film. They were so in love that Deepti sacrificed her own career for her husband's and for their son Apratim, but lost a little of who she was in the process. The plot thickens when Aniket auditions a young actress, Shikha, who bares an uncanny resemblance to his wife when she was younger. Deepti enthusiastically begins to coach Shikha for her husband's film - so much so that Shikha becomes even more like the girl Deepti used to be and as a result the aging Aniket falls in love with Shikha, a woman as young as his son, despite the sadness and trouble it brings to his family.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh

Writers: Rituparno Ghosh (story), Madhuchhanda Karlekar (screenplay)

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