Hey guys, as I promised you in my previous article that I will write an article on the best Bengali movies of 2011, 2012, 2013, and soon. so here we go. I am going to write an article about the top 10 best Bengali movies of 2012. The movies which are mentioned below are really really good to watch. I hope this will entice you to watch some and don’t forget to share your personal experience with us.
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Best Bengali Movies 2012 Which You should Definitely Watch
10. Chorabali (2012)
Director: Redoan Rony
Writer: Redoan Rony
Stars: Indraneil Sengupta, Joya Ahsan, Shahiduzzaman Selim, A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman, Sohel Rana, Shamina Nazneen
A thriller movie with several plots running parallel to each other. Thriller movies need proper music to spice up the scene and Dibyendu Mukherjee has done extra-ordinary work in music. The background music is good. With the volume getting high you get goosebumps. There are a few super interesting scenes. All the actors have done justice to their roles.
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This is one movie that is going to change the way you look at Bengali movies. The story starts with a retro themed party hosted by the city’s celebrity psychiatrist, played by George Baker. 8 people with some kind of dark past are invited. They start playing the game of cards and during their game it is discovered that the host has been murdered. The movie revolves around finding the murderer. Seems simple? But it’s not. The movie keeps you on the edge of the seat and director Subhrajit Mitra hardly gives you a scene to move your eyes off. He has done a brilliant job. A very well directed movie that you have seen in the recent past. It is one of the best Bengali movies of 2012. It’s an intelligent movie. Hope to see such good movies in time to come.
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9. Shabdo (2012)
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Writer: Kaushik Ganguly
Stars: Ritwik Chakraborty, Raima Sen, Chruni Ganguly, Victor Banerjee, Srijit Mukherji
Shabdo, in English meaning “sound”, was, is and always will be one of the best films ever directed in the history of Bengali cinema. Kaushik Ganguly, a director of the Bengali film industry, has always been known for his direction in different, unique and intensified films that deal with ever-unique storylines. The main subject matter of the movie is sound and a very unique problem faced due to sound by the lead character, Tarak. Tarak, played by Ritwick Chakraborty, was a sound artist who gradually gets lost in the world of recreation of sound effects. So, the main matter of the movie is displayed in the title, which therefore executes its purpose. The title hence is justified.
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The storyline of the movie is unique, interesting as well as seat grabbing. It focuses on Tarak, a foley artist who gradually gets lost into the world of virtual sound amplification. He slowly becomes numb towards human voices and begins to focus more on the recreation of sound effects of his surroundings. Director Kaushik Ganguly brings the problem out with justification, and also signifies a solution, out of this situation in a very unique way.
8. Paanch Adhyay (2012)
Director: Pratim D. Gupta
Writer: Pratim D. Gupta
Stars: Dia Mirza, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Anubrata Basu, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sampurna Lahiri
Paanch Adhyay’s movie marks the Bengali language debut for Bollywood actress Dia Mirza. The movie is divided into 5 different parts, each having different names. The story is about relationships between 3 persons, Arindam, Ishita and Ranjabati. Each part deals with the relations between these 3 lead roles of the film. In the first part, we witness the meeting of Arindam and Ishita, and how he wins her heart eventually. The first part is romantic and heart-touching, unlike the other parts. The romantic saga of the director and the teacher is the main subject of the first part.
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In the next part, Arindam falls in love with the new heroine named Ranjabati. However, he successfully manages to sustain his marriage in spite of the affair with the heroine. However, he feels gloomy thinking of leaving Ishita and settling with Ranjabati. Though Arindam does not love Ishita anymore, Ishita still is a doting lover and cares for him. The later parts deal with Arindam and Ishita’s relationship after their marriage. Soon after, things changed for the worse. But the end is optimistic. The film is a medley of emotions and thoughts which Pratim has tried to put into the right places.
7. Muktodhara (2012)
Directors: Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Nandita Roy
Writer: Nandita Roy (screenplay and story)
Stars: Rituparna Sengupta, Nigel Akkara, Bratya Basu, Debshankar Haldar, Kharaj Mukherjee
Muktodhara is an intensely moving spectacle where reality and fiction coalesce seamlessly. Muktodhara is basically about a criminal and the story of his reformation. I want to mention my favorite part about the whole movie- the Valmiki-Pratibha element. It was very fitting that the play they decided to stage was about Valmiki, and that it was a play written by Rabindranath Tagore. The way they portrayed the story became a play within the play, where we see Yusuf as the bandit Ratnakara who later becomes the great sage Valmiki and Niharika as Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom who gifts him with the inspiration to write the Ramayana.
And the play itself was pretty amazing (yes they really did the whole play at the end of the movie) with the powerful and moving song sung by the bandit as he comes to realize the truth of the sin he’s about to commit. The lesson here? Even the great sage Valmiki himself was once an incorrigible criminal; so if he could reform and eventually write one of the most beloved Hindu epics ever written then perhaps there is hope for the rest of the criminal class? It’s a must watch movie. Go, Watch and Share Your Experience.
6. Macho Mustanaa (2012)
Director: Reshmi Mitra
Writer: Surajit Bhattacharya (screenplay)
Stars: Hiran Chatterjee, Pooja Bose, Arun Bandyopadhyay, Rajat Ganguly, Shantilal Mukherjee, Bibhu Bhattacharya
Macho Mustanaa, a romance film featuring real life car blasts and underwater shooting off Mauritius, is the most expensive Bengali film till date with a budget of Rs. 7 crore. The movie boasts as many as eight real car explosions, not through special effects, in a particular chase sequence that had never been attempted before in Bengali films. There are also 24 action sequences in the film, which is another record as far as Bengali films are concerned.
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The film had been hyped as a dynamic action film which would see Hiran in a new completely new “avatar” and it would be all style. The film is about Nabab and his crazy family who are close knit. He comes across Diya by chance on the streets and they have a crazy day out together escaping from goons employed by her father to get her back. Her father does manage to get her back, but Nabab’s life turns hell. He was framed on false charges and put behind bars..To know more, you have to watch the movie.
5. Idiot (2012)
Director: Rajib Biswas
Writer: Abhimanyu Mukherjee
Stars: Ankush Hazra, Srabanti Chatterjee, Aditya Pancholi, Debjani Chattopadhyay
Idiot movie is based on relationship between a brother and a sister and a rich girl and a bad boy. It’s a story of Love and Hate and in single word Idiot is a romantic movie. Aditya Pancholi portrays the character of Srabanti’s older brother and high-profile businessman. Srabanti is playing the role of “Anjali” who belongs to a rich family. Ankush plays the character of “Samrat” who belongs to a middle-class family of the Rajabagan colony. Samrat is a character of a spoiled child who drinks, returns home late at night, etc.
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Samrat having all bad characteristics that a girl wouldn’t imagine. His life changes when he sees Anjali and falls in love with her at first sight. After meeting her over protective brother, his life changes even more. Here comes the twist in the tale. The rest of the story of Idiot won’t be revealed here and you should go and watch the movie. The movie is a super hit at the box office.
4. Hemlock Society (2012)
Director: Srijit Mukherji
Writer: Srijit Mukherji
Stars: Koel Mallick, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rupa Ganguly, Deepankar De, Silajit Majumder, Saheb Chatterjee
A very different story line where the protagonist runs an institute training aspiring candidates to execute their right to euthanasia! Writer/Director Srijit Mukherjee, in his third venture after Autograph (a tribute to Satyajit Ray) and Baishey Shrabon, teamed up with Parambrata Chatterjee, Koel Mallick, Rupa Ganguly and some wonderful actors to tell this unconvincingly true story.
If you manage to miss the show, make sure you watch this as you are still alive in 2016! The name is inspired by the erstwhile Hemlock Society, a society which was based in Santa Monica, US. The primary missions of this society included providing information to dying persons and supporting legislation permitting physician-assisted suicide. Hemlock Society is the society that teaches the right techniques to commit suicide!!
3. Na Hannyate (2012)
Director: Riingo Banerjee
Writer: Based on The Great Tangsan Earthquake by Zhang Ling, Riingo Banerjee (screenplay)
Stars: Rahul Banerjee, Priyanka Sarkar, Roopa Ganguly, Debshankar Haldar, Sayanti Datta, Chaiti Ghoshal
The film “Na Hannyate” shows a tragic story about a woman, her journey of 30 year life. The toughest part of her life was when she had to choose between her two kids in the middle of life and death. The film traces the life and journey of a woman hit by a tragic incident where she loses her husband and comes to believe that her daughter too is no more. Somehow she manages to save her son and lives on to survive all odds. But the constant pangs of remorse bite deep. The story covers a long journey of life with so much drama.
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There are many unacceptable facts, but overall a very good presentation and of course superb performance by every character. A must watch for those who love to see the Bengali movie industry doing something different day by day. Na Hanaytte boasts of some good special effects. The crumbling down of the old building where Jui’s family lived, is impressive. Cameras capturing the aftermath have also been handled well.
2. Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)
Director: Anik Dutta
Writers: Anik Dutta, Deb Roy
Stars: Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Parambrata Chatterjee, Paran Bandopadhyay, Swastika Mukherjee
Bhooter Bhabishyat (English: Future of the Past or Future of Ghost) became one of the biggest hits of 2012 among the Bengali movies. It is a film with a supernatural element. If you are a fan of black comedy, then Bhooter Bhabishyat is the perfect film for you. It is a story of Ghost and meant to be a comic entertainer. The story revolves around a haunted house which is being pulled down and replaced with a swanky shopping mall. Apparently, the ghosts who belong to different eras consider this as their home so what happens later on shapes the rest of the story.
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1. Television (2o12)
Director: Mostafa Sarwar Farooki
Writers: Anisul Hoque, Mostafa Sarwar Farooki
Stars: Shahir Huda Rumi, Chanchal Chowdhury, Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha
Television is a Bangladeshi comedy+ drama movie which was selected as the Bangladeshi entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. Television may take its name from an old-fashioned character who believes TV is evil, but in 2012, Busan Close also mirrors a more forward-thinking trend in the film sector in Bangladesh: the development of homegrown movies from telefilms.
The director Farooki said that he still cannot define the genre of the film, which mixes comedy, drama and satire to tell the story about religious views and generational gaps. Actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha, who is married to Farooki, said she was excited to show how the roles of Bangladeshi women are changing through television. It’s really a good movie to watch for everyone. It was first of all very entertaining as a movie, in both its subject matter and storytelling. It was selected by not only BIFF but also representative experts from around Asia for the Asian Cinema Fund. One of the best Bengali movies of 2012 that you shouldn’t miss.
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