First of all, the time of black and white Bengali movies is the Golden Age of Bengali cinema. If you see carefully, there were no modern equipment to shoot nor the budget. But in spite of these drawbacks, the films excelled.
No matter how many decades pass, a good film will always remain an asset. Thus a true film lover finds will more entertainment in these classy and old Bengali movies.
The Uttam-Suchitra admirer can see the duo in one of their earlier films in Sharey Chuattar. Furthermore we see the more mature and veteran Uttam Kumar in the legendary Nayak.
Also pure comedies like Jomaloye Jibanta Manush and Golpo Holeo sotti will never be created again in black and white magic. Films like Ashiteo Ashiona and Parash Pathar speaks of multiple layers of our society through a beautiful comic rendition.
Great acting and wonderful direction can make simple stories like Chhadabeshi and Baksha Badal unforgettable. Charulata puts forward its message in a sublime way. Opposite, Devi is a really dark film that delivers its message without any subtlety.
Most of all, one can talk about these old Bengali film charmed all day. However, we leave the musings to you to ponder on.
We have made a list of some of the most awesome and landmark old Bengali movies ever created. You can tell us yours too.
- Soumitra vs Uttam at its best – Watch Hajar takar jharbati ta
- Khirki theke singha duyar – Soumitra’s heartrending song in Stree
Jomalaye Jibanta Manush
Galpa Holeo Satyi
- Rare interview of Robi Ghosh that shows his extraordinary calibre
- Jibone Ki pabo na – when Soumitra and Rabi Ghosh rocked the para
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
- Music and films exist in time – Satyajit Ray’s rare interview to Pierre – Andre Boutang
- A maestro named Soumitra Chatterjee – watch this short film on his life
- Hoeto Tomari Jonyo – Probably the most romantic song ever sung
- The hilarious ‘Gofchuri’ recital by Soumitro Chattopadhay
80 te Asio Na
- When King of romantic comedy Bhanu expressed his love in the moshla muri song
- ‘Apnar poisae jora ilish kinchi’ – Bhanu gives it back to Tulsi Chakraborty in this comic scene
Deep Jweley Jai
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- The best black and white films of Aparna Sen
- Watch comic Soumitra in Basanta Bilap Sarawati pujo programme
- Wonderful interview of Soumitro Chattopadhyay given to Preston Miller
Meghe Dhaka Tara
Aranyer Din Ratri