7 Bengali Maestro's Film List

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Rituparno Ghosh, Aparna Sen, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Satyajit Ray, Goutam Ghose, Buddhadeb Dasgupta

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1. The Diamond Ring (1992)

111 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Gandharva Kumar reveals a long-forgotten secret wherein he claims to be heir to the family property to Ratanlal Babu.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Vasant Choudhury, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Sunil Mukherjee, Bankim Ghosh

Votes: 149

2. Unishe April (1994)

138 min | Drama

Potrays a sentimental mother daughter relation. How a female dancer sets her priority and became famous but loses her relationship with her daughter on the way .

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Aparna Sen, Debashree Roy, Dipankar Dey, Chitra Sen

Votes: 370

3. Dahan (1998)

145 min | Drama

On her way home the newly wed Romita is molested by five men. The only one who has the courage to help is the young female teacher Jhinuk. Because of that she becomes a heroine and is on ... See full summary »

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Shakuntala Barua, Chandni, Abhishek Chatterjee, Subhendu Chatterjee

Votes: 232

5. The Lady of the House (2000)

150 min | Drama

A lonely middle-aged woman is forced by circumstance to let out her house to a film crew. She is attracted to the charming director and he exploits this fact to suit his purposes.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Kiron Kher, Chiranjit, Sudiptaa Chakraborty, Surya Chatterjee

Votes: 253

6. The Festival (2000)

119 min | Drama, Family

Two middle-aged daughters of Bhagabati come together with their families in their old house to celebrate Durga Puja.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Madhabi Mukherjee, Pradip Mukherjee, Bodhisattva Mazumdar, Alakananda Ray

Votes: 359

7. The First Monsoon Day (2002)

146 min | Drama

A young girl's crush on a movie star has a chance of blossoming into love when the pair meet...but fate has a twist in store.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Aparna Sen, Mithun Chakraborty, Dipankar Dey, Konkona Sen Sharma

Votes: 343

8. Shubho Mahurat (2003)

150 min | Crime, Mystery

An actress mysteriously dies after the "Shubho Mahurat," a celebration of the first shot of the film. A journalist and her perceptive aunt investigate.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Nandita Das, Kalyani Mandal, Moumita Gupta

Votes: 409

9. Choker Bali: A Passion Play (2003)

167 min | Drama

Binodini is a young widow who lives with a woman and her son, Mahendra, who had once refused to marry her. Their lives are thrown into disarray when there is deceit and adultery between Binodini, Mahendra, his wife and his friend.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Lily Chakravarty

Votes: 1,248

10. Raincoat (2004)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

All he wanted was to see her just once. Manu was from a village in the backwoods. Neeru was the girl next door, his lost love.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Annu Kapoor, Mouli Ganguly

Votes: 3,721

11. Antarmahal: Views of the Inner Chamber (2005)

118 min | Drama

In late 19th Century, Bengal Bhubaneswar Chowdhury (Jackie Shroff) is a wealthy and tyrannical Zamidar (Squire). He has two main obsessions: his desperate attempts for an heir, which even ... See full summary »

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Jackie Shroff, Abhishek Bachchan, Rupa Ganguly, Soha Ali Khan

Votes: 434

12. The Companion (2006)

127 min | Drama

The story of "Dwando" revolves around Sudipta who faces a serious ethical dilemma involving her personal relationship with her husband. She is torn between two choices, each with vast and ... See full summary »

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Chandrayee Ghosh, Shankar Chakraborty

Votes: 540

13. The Last Lear (2007)

130 min | Drama

An aging Shakespearean actor takes on one of the bard's most challenging roles. Based on Utpal Dutt's play "Aajker Shahjahan".

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Shefali Shah

Votes: 1,010

14. Khela (2008)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Haradhan Bannerjee, Manish Bhattacharya, Satbol Bhattacharya, Shubhash Borai

Votes: 176

15. Shob Charitro Kalponik (2009)

135 min | Drama

Indraneel's sudden death averts a possible divorce, and takes Radhika on a fantastic inward journey of discovery of her own roots through the language of poetry, and lost love. A publisher ... See full summary »

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Bipasha Basu, Jishu Sengupta, Sohag Sen

Votes: 363

16. Abohomaan (2009)

122 min | Drama

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Jishu Sengupta, Ananya Chatterjee

Votes: 470

17. Just Another Love Story (2010)

128 min | Drama

The movie is about a Delhi base trans gender documentary filmmaker Abhiroop Sen and his bisexual lover cinematographer. They wanted to make a documentary on the life of famous "Jatra" actor... See full summary »

Directors: Kaushik Ganguly, Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Rituparno Ghosh, Chapal Bhaduri, Indraneil Sengupta, Jishu Sengupta

Votes: 152

18. Noukadubi (2011)

135 min | Drama, Romance

Months after an accident following his marriage, a husband finds that the veiled woman he brought home is not his wife.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Jishu Sengupta, Riya Sen, Raima Sen, Prasenjit Chatterjee

Votes: 691

19. Chitrangada (2012)

135 min | Drama

Chitraganda: The Crowning Wish, is a lusciously lit and deeply personal drama about a choreographer considering a gender-reassignment surgery. The film also explores insights into how gender expression can affect families.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Kaushik Banerjee, Dipankar Dey, Anjan Dutt, Rituparno Ghosh

Votes: 253

20. Satyanweshi (2013)

Not Rated | 117 min | Thriller

A prince grants his father's dying wish and secures his inheritance by marrying. The palace librarian who was befriended by the new bride goes missing, and the prince invites Byomkesh Bakshi to uncover the truth behind his disappearance.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Sujoy Ghosh, Indraneil Sengupta, Arpita Pal, Anindya Chatterjee

Votes: 518

21. Sunglass (2013)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A satirical comedy about the seven-year itch between a husband and wife and how their life turns Topsy-turvy with the entry of what seems to be an ordinary pair of antique sunglasses.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Jaya Bachchan, Madhavan, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Raima Sen

Votes: 24

22. 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)

122 min | Drama, Romance

After the marriage of her niece, Rosemary, Anglo-Indian school-teacher Violet Stoneham lives a lonely life in her single room flat located at 36 Chowringhee Lane in Calcutta, with only a ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Jennifer Kendal, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Geoffrey Kendal

Votes: 359

23. Paroma (1985)

139 min | Drama

A 40-year-old married woman falls in love with a young man.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Aparna Sen, Mukul Sharma, Dipankar Dey

Votes: 136

24. Sati (1989)

140 min | Drama

Close to the holy River Ganga, an ancient tree provides shelter and comfort to Uma, a mute, orphan, Brahmin girl. Treated like a drudge by her cruel aunt, Uma is also cursed by a horoscope ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Arun Bannerjee, Kali Bannerjee, Pradip Mukherjee

Votes: 88

25. Yugant (1995)

135 min | Drama

Discords within a marital relationship are discovered to have parallels to ecological concerns.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Anjan Dutt, Rupa Ganguly, Pallavi Chatterjee, Kunal Mitra

Votes: 54

26. House of Memories (2000)

130 min | Drama, Family

This film is exploring the dual themes of friendship and loneliness. Sanaka and Paromita are mother and daughter-in-law who, despite differences in age, backgrounds and temperaments, build ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen, Rituparna Sengupta, Sumitra Mukherjee

Votes: 247

27. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)

120 min | Drama

50 Metascore

During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhisham Sahni, Surekha Sikri

Votes: 4,559

28. 15 Park Avenue (2005)

116 min | Drama

An exploration of the impact of schizophrenia on a young woman and her family in today's Calcutta. The narrative pivots around the relationship of two sisters, older sister Anjali is a ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Bose, Dhritiman Chatterjee

Votes: 958

29. The Japanese Wife (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

Pen pals decide to get married and carry-on a long-term relationship.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Rahul Bose, Chigusa Takaku, Raima Sen, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 2,005

30. Iti Mrinalini: An Unfinished Letter... (2010)

131 min | Drama

An award-winning aging actress reflects on her life while writing a suicide note.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Konkona Sen Sharma, Anjan Dutt, Rajat Kapoor, Priyanshu Chatterjee

Votes: 473

31. Goynar Baksho (2013)

141 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay's famous tale of 3 generations of women and their changing position in society, seen in relation to a box of jewels, handed down from one generation to the next.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Moushumi Chatterjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Srabanti Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee

Votes: 1,203

33. Arshinagar (2015)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

This is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in Bengal.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Dev, Rittika Sen, Jishu Sengupta, Rupa Ganguly

Votes: 173

34. Sonata (I) (2017)

103 min | Drama

While waiting for their college friend to arrive from out of town, three middle-aged women examine their lives.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Lillete Dubey, Aparna Sen

Votes: 52

35. Ghawre Bairey Aaj (2019)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

Ghawre Bairey Aaj is inspired by Rabindranath Tagore's novel 'Ghawre Bairey' (Home and the World) and is a contemporary retelling of love triangle involving Tagore's characters Nikhilesh, Sandip and Bimala.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Anirudh, Gargi Banerjee, Tanika Basu, Anirban Bhattacharya

Votes: 147

36. Our Land (1979)

158 min | Drama

The film depicts a typical life of villagers under feudalistic society in Telangana region. The film follows the story of a young landless Telangana peasant named Ramaiah (Sai Chand) from ... See full summary »

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Sai Chand, Rami Reddy, Kakarala, Bhoopal Reddy

Votes: 57

37. Dakhal (1982)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

Andi, who belongs to a the Kagmara clan, a wandering and very poor tribe, is married with a higher caste farmer Joga, and then settled down with him. After their marriage they leased some ... See full summary »

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Mamata Shankar, Robin Sen Gupta, Sunil Mukherjee, Sujal Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 15

38. Paar (1984)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

This is Goutam Ghose's speculative commentary on poverty and exploitation in rural Bihar, based on Bengali story Paathi.

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Utpal Dutt, Anil Chatterjee

Votes: 283

39. Maha Yatra (1987)

123 min | Drama, Thriller

In 1829 Viceroy Bentinick bans the social evil of sati in India, however, the practice is continued without any check. In Bengal a very ill, elderly man, on his deathbed, Shankarnarayan, is... See full summary »

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Kalyan Chatterjee, Vasant Choudhury, Sujal Roy Chowdhury

40. Antarjali Jatra (1989)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

A father encourages his daughter to marry a dying man in order to inherit his wealth.

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Vasant Choudhury, Promode Ganguly, Rabi Ghosh, Shampa Ghosh

Votes: 103

41. Padma Nadir Majhi (1993)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

Hossain, a Bengali Muslim wants to establish a little Utopia on an island in the Padma delta. He doesn't care if the people who populate it are Hindu or Muslim.

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Raisul Islam Asad, Champa, Rupa Ganguly, Amirul Haque Chowdhury

Votes: 716

42. Patang (1993)

100 min | Drama

Patang (English: The Kite) is a 1993 Indian Hindi drama film directed by Goutam Ghose, starring Shabana Azmi, Shafiq Syed, Om Puri and Robi Ghosh. The film is set in small railway station ... See full summary »

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Shafiq Syed, Om Puri, Rabi Ghosh

Votes: 18

43. Gudia (1997)

139 min | Drama

Johnny, a musician, belongs to the itinerent troupe of Hameed the ventriloquist. The star attraction of their show is the talking doll Urvashi - seductress, eternal child-woman, one who ... See full summary »

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Nandana Sen, Pran, Mohan Agashe

Votes: 40

45. Dekha (2001)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

Dekha (Sight) is a chronicle of a blind poet who has seen the world, and got a glimpse of love and passion by his 'vision'; after becoming 'blind' he collect images from his memory, and meets a born blind youth who sings mystic verses and his own simple compositions.

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Indrani Haldar, Kamal Kanjilal

Votes: 53