best bengali thriller movies

There are hundreds of Bengali movies released every year. Every Bengali movie has its own genre including comedy, action, horror, suspense, thriller, romantic, film noir, fantasy, sports, drama, and so on. Well, there can never be a final list for something like this, but I can say with some confidence these are some movies which you should not miss. But anyhow, Movienasha compiled a list of the best Bengali thriller movies of all time which you must watch before you die.

The movies which are mentioned below are totally according to my point of view so no offense, please. 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. If you want to add any Bengali thriller movies which are not included in this list then please do let me know via comments. Your comments and feedback are most welcome!

Best Bengali Thriller Movies of All Time

1. Byomkesh O Agnibaan (2017)

best bengali thriller movies

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 movies of 2017 and the best Bengali thriller movie of all time. This movie is the 6th installment of the Byomkesh series by Ajan 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 and thriller movies.

2. Dhaka Attack (2017)

best bengali thriller movies

Director: Dipankar Dipon

Star cast: Arifin Shuvo, Mahiya Mahi, ABM Sumon, Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed, Taskeen Rahman, Shatabdi Wadud, Afzal Hossain, Alamgir, Syed Hasan Imam, and many others.

Release date: 6 October 2017

In the Bengali Industry, thriller movies are always famous among audiences. This movie had promised to be a perfect cop thriller movie. The story has a good pace and climax. Ashfaq’s character was portrayed well. Shatabdi Wadud and Arifin Shuvo were fabulous.  I will advise people to watch the movie to feel the change.

3. Aschhe Abar Shabor (2018)

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Director: Arindam Sil

Star cast: Saswata Chatterjee, Subhrajeet Dutta, Gaurav Chakraborty, Indraneil Sengupta, Lolita Chatterjee, Anindya Chattopadhyay, Anjana Basu, Mir Afsar Ali, Arunima Ghosh, and many others.

Release date: 19 January 2018

Aschhe Abar Shabor means “Shabor is coming back again”. It is one of the best Bengali movies of 2018. It is the sequel to the 2016 movie Eagoler Chokh and the third installment of the Goenda Shabor movie series. The movie is based on the story “Prajapatir Mrityu O Punorjanmo”, written by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay.

A well-knitted storyline, flawless direction, enthralling twists, parenting tips, and obviously one of the longest-running chases, make. Aschhe Abar Shabor is a masterstroke. The movie has a brilliant storyline that will keep its audience on the edge for a complete 2 hours. It is a must-watch for all who love a good thriller movie. It is one of the best Bengali thriller movies of 2018 which you should definitely watch.

4. Baishe Srabon (2011)

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Director: Srijit Mukherji

Star cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Abir Chatterjee, Goutam Ghose, Rajesh Sharma, Supriyo Mukherjee

Release date: 30 September 2011

Baishe Srabon is one of the best Bengali thriller movies of 2011 with the perfect package of awesome acting and beautiful songs. One of the best thrillers which touches the psychological aspects of human life. This is certainly one of the movies that Bengali cinema can ride on, in redeeming some of its lost pride. Watch it before someone reveals to you who the serial killer was!

5. Double Feluda (2016)

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Director: Sandip Ray

Star cast: Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Saheb Bhattacharya, Bratya Basu, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Rajesh Sharma, Gaurav Chakraborty, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sadhan Sen, Bhaskar Banerjee, Arup Kumar Ray

Release date: 16 December 2016

Double Feluda is different from any other regular Feluda movies and there is a particular reason. It is a celebration of the completion of the long fifty years of Feluda. That is why it is a movie where the word Feluda has been used in the title itself. In the movie Double Feluda, every possible signature style of Feluda movies is present.

Feluda is a nostalgic emotion for most of us and for those who will be a better idea than watching the movie, to celebrate the glorious fifty years of this emotional journey. If you are a religious fan of “Feluda”, then you must watch it at least once with your friends and family!

6. Khoj (2017)

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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 Bengali thriller 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.

7. Aynabaji (2016)

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Director: Amitabh Reza Chowdhury

Star cast: Chanchal Chowdhury, Masuma Rahman Nabila, Partha Barua, Sohel Rana, Lutfur Rahman George, Heera Chowdhury, Iffat Trisha, Shawkat Osman

Release date: 30 September 2016

Aynabaji has a great story for a movie. It is one of the best Bengali movies of 2016. Here, a person hides his true self and changes characteristics in different situations to take the place of others in exchange for money. The need for money led him to switch places but he got used to it. He enjoyed becoming a different person. But this is not random. In reality, people are switching characteristics, hiding their true selves. It is a good thriller movie to watch.

8. Naqaab (2018)

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Director: Rajiv Biswas

Star cast: Shakib Khan, Nusrat Jahan, Sayantika Banerjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Sudip Mukherjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Bharat Kaul, Supriyo Dutta, Rajatabha Dutta, Amit Hasan, Sadek Bachchu, Shiba Shanu

Release date: 21 September 2018

Naqaab is a supernatural action comedy thriller movie. Naqaab is a story of a character who can see dead people. The movie is a remake of the 2015 Tamil movie Massu Engira Masilamani starring Suriya and Nayantara in the lead role. It’s a good movie to watch if you are a fan of supernatural thriller movies.

9. Meghnad Badh Rahasya (2017)

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Director: Anik Dutta

Star cast: Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Abir Chatterjee, Gargi Roychowdhury, Vikram Chatterjee, Saayoni Ghosh, Kalyan Ray, Souraseni.

Release date: 14 July 2017

Meghnad Badh Rahasya means The Mystery of the murder of Meghnad. This movie is a combination of suspense and thriller. The movie is said to be loosely based on Meghnad Badh Kavya with few references from The Ramayana. The way in which the name of the movie has been justified is nice. Figuring out who Meghnad is and who Bibhishon is in this tale, on a rainy evening is worth one watch.

10. Chotushkone (2014)

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Director: Srijit Mukherji

Star cast: Aparna Sen, Chiranjeet, Goutam Ghose, Parambrata Chatterjee, Kaushik Ganguly, Payel, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Indrasish Roy, Rahul, Barun Chanda, Arpita Pal, Debolina Dutta, Koneenica Banerjee, Neel Mukhopadhyay, Biswajit Chakraborty, Shantilal Mukherjee

Release date: 26 September 2014

Chotushkone is a tale of four movie directors Trina, Sakyo, Dipto, and Joy. This is one movie that is bound to extract a range of expressions from the audience and at the end of it, all leave them satisfied and panting for more. This movie is a figurative representation of the plot which unfolds to reveal several twists and turns, surprising the audience with its sudden shift. A must-watch movie for suspense thriller fans.

11. Eagoler Chokh (2016)

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Director: Arindam Sil

Star cast: Saswata Chatterjee, Anirban Bhattacharya, Joya Ahsan, Payel Sarkar, Gaurav Chakraborty, June Malia, Arunima Ghosh, Ushoshi Sengupta

Release date: 12 August 2016

Ebar Shabor is a wonderful crime thriller movie. This movie is superbly entertaining and highly fascinating. It had the same kind of feeling that tends to accompany the Byomkesh Bakshi and Feluda movies. This is the kind of movie that can be watched and re-watched multiple times thanks to its content, performances, and thrills. Don’t miss this movie.

12. Har Har Byomkesh (2015)

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Director: Arindam Sil

Star cast: Abir Chatterjee, Ritwick Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan, Sohini Sarkar, Shadab Kamal, Adil Hussain, Harsh Chhaya, Rachel White, Deepankar De, Subrat Dutta, Indradeep Dasgupta, June Malia, Joydeep Kundu, Dilip Dave

Release date: 8 December 2015

Byomkesh, a detective, faces a series of mystifying twists after he tries to solve the reason behind the sudden death of Deepnarayan, who had recovered from a prolonged illness. One of the best thriller movies of 2015.

13. Byomkesh Phire Elo (2014)

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Director: Anjan Dutt

Stars: Abir Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Ushasie Chakraborty, Chandan Sen, Locket Chatterjee, Anjana Basu, Kaushik Sen, Sampurna Lahiri, Rahul Banerjee, Ena Saha, Subhra Sourav Das

Release date: 19 December 2014

A must-watch is some way of calling the film perfect. A few murders, a simple weapon, and some simple yet perfectly complicated reasons for the murder. Surprises are inside when you sit to watch Byomkesh Phire Elo. It is one of the best Bengali movies of 2014. This is the third installment of the Byomkesh series by Anjan Dutt, serving as a sequel to Byomkesh Bakshi and Abar Byomkesh.

14. Ebar Shabor (2015)

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Director: Arindam Sil

Stars: Saswata Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Swastika Mukherjee, Abir Chatterjee, Ritwick Chakraborty, June Malia, Debolina Dutta, Rahul Banerjee, Santu Mukherjee, Dipankar De, Nitya Ganguly, Rajat Ganguly

Release date: 2 January 2015

Ebar Shabor (English: Now It’s Winter) is a suspense + thriller+ mystery movie based on the detective story “Rwin” by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay. The screenplay has been written in such a way that it unfolds the story very interestingly by introducing each character one by one and along with their introduction and their interaction with Shabor. It is one of the best Bengali movies of 2015 which you should watch.

15. Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana (2016)

best bengali thriller movies

Director: Anjan Dutt

Star cast: Jisshu Sengupta, Saswata Chatterjee, Ushasie Chakraborty, Shantilal Mukherjee, Dulal Lahiri, Priyanka Sarkar, Saayoni Ghosh, Kanchan Mullick, Kanchana Moitra, Anjan Dutt, Riju Biswas, Sagnik Chatterjee

Release date: 7 October 2016

This is another of those near-perfect Byomkesh Bakshi movies. The movie is based on Chiriyakhana by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The movie is packed with every ingredient that was required to make this movie a mouth-watering affair. This is a movie that can be watched and enjoyed by one and all. Congratulations to Anjan Dutta and the team for this movie.

16. Ek Phali Rodh (2014)

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Director: Atanu Ghosh

Stars: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Ritwick Chakraborty, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Jisshu Sengupta, Arunima Ghosh

Release date: 21 June 2014

Ek Phaali Rodh (A Ray of Light)-The movie deals with a unique theme that has not been seen in Indian cinema before. More than a psychological thriller, Ek Phali Rodh is an emotionally rich document that is more humane than clinical. It is also one of the best Bengali thriller movies of all time.

17. Royal Bengal Rahashya (2011)

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Director: Sandip Ray

Star cast: Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Saheb Bhattacharya, Bibhu Bhattacharya, Bhaswar Chatterjee, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Debesh Raychowdhury, Biplab Chatterjee, Sanjib Sarkar

Release date: 23 December 2011

The biggest praise one can shower on Royal Bengal Rahasya is that it reminds the viewer of the first two Feluda movies made by the master Satyajit Ray himself. This is one of the best Bengali movies of 2011 and undoubtedly the best Feluda movie of the recent past. In the movie, you will see a new style of keeping the suspense till the end.

18. Chaya Manush (2014)

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Director: Arindam Mamdo Dey

Star cast: Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Soumitra Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Paoli Dam, Kaushik Ganguly, Debdoot Dutta

Release date: 7 February 2014

The film is a suspense thriller that revolves around a man in the shadows. When your life is sinking he comes to you as your savior but, in turn, leaves you destroyed. Who is this man in the shadows and what exactly does he want from the protagonist, forms the story of the movie.

19. Teenkahon (2014)

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Director: Bauddhayan Mukherji

Star cast: Suman Mukhopadhyay, Kharaj Mukherjee, Manasi Sinha, Bhadra Basu, Biswanth Basu, Monu Mukhopadhyay, Parvathy Baul, Joy Sengupta, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta, and many others.

Release date: 7 November 2014

Teenkahon is all three stories that try to capture the changing face of morality, the degeneration of values, the increasing pollution of the spoken language, and the changing social fabric of Bengal. This movie is a combination of all the genres like thriller, mystery, drama, and Bengali cinema.

20. Thana Theke Aschi (2010)

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Director: Saran Dutta

Star cast: Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Rudranil Ghosh, Dulal Lahiri, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Paoli Dam, Shrabonti Malakar, Faiman, Alakananda Ray

Release date: 29 January 2010

Thana Theke Aschi has been one of the best offerings from Bengali cinema in recent years. The movie is truly gripping and exhibits some excellent acting. The movie manages to bring fear, excitement, and shock – in short, it plays fast and loose with your emotions and manages to keep you engaged until the end. It is a must-watch thriller movie for everyone.

The list does not end. I am going to write some extra thriller movies along with their movie names and release years. Please find the table of the best Bengali thriller movies. The series continues from the 20th number. The movies are mentioned below:

Sr. No. Movie Name Year
21 Byomkesh Bakshi 2010
22 Abar Byomkesh 2011
23 Badshahi Angti 2014
24 The Royal Bengal Tiger 2014
25 Tintorettor Jishu 2008
26 Shubho Mahurat 2003
27 Sonar Kella 1974
28 Sultan: The Saviour 2018
29 Baksho Rahashya 1996
30 Chiriyakhana 1967
31 Kiriti Roy 2016
32 Nabab 2017
33 Shotru 2011
34 Khawto 2016
35 Shaheb Bibi Golaam 2016
36 Byomkesh Pawrbo 2016
37 Chorabali 2016
38 Mishawr Rawhoshyo 2013
39 Satyanweshi 2013
40 Kiriti O Kalo Bhromor 2016
41 Yeti Obhijaan 2017

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