There are several questions in the air related to Bengali films in 2012. How was the market and which type of Bengali films dominated the box office of Bengali films in 2012? In this article we will see what new dimensions were opened for Bengali films in 2012 and what the new gains are.
First of all we should take a look on popular Bengali films in 2012.
Film name: Bedroom
Director: Mainak Bhowmik
Star cast: Rahul, Abir Chatterjee, Parno Mittra, Ushashie Chakraborty, Tanushree Chakraborty, Rudranil Ghosh
Bedroom was a film of young director Mainak Bhowmik based on family life drama. Box office report of the film was not as expected.
Film name: Khokababu
Director: Shankar Aiyya
Star cast: Dev, Subhashree, Ferdous, Laboni Sarkar, Biswajit Chakraborty
Khokababu was a fully commercial romantic film with Dev as the hero of the film. Film critics may say that Dev should concentrate more on acting rather than only dancing and romantic scenes but this is true that Dev starrer films give better box office collection. Khokababu was a hit film.
Film name: 100% Love
Director: Rabi Kinagi
Star cast: Jeet, Koel Mallick, Supriya Dutta
100% Love is another romantic commercial film in 2012 with good box office response and collection.
Film name: Aparajita Tumi
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Star cast: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal,Padmapriya Janakiraman
Film Aparajita Tumi was based on novel of Sunil Gangopadhyay and the story was on human relationship. This film was a serious type of much hyped movie but the box office collection was not upto the mark. This was a critically acclaimed film.
Film name: Flop-E
Director: Pritam Sarkar
Star cast: Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Paoli Dam, Monika Chakraborty, Barun Chanda, Suvrojit, Saswati Guhathakurta, Srijit Mukherji, Sanjib Mukherjee
Film Flop-E was based on a different type of story. The film failed to fulfill the expectations of audiences.
Film name: Charulata 2011
Director: Agnidev Chatterjee
Star cast: Rituparna Sengupta, Dibyendu, Arjun Chakraborty
Charulata 2011 was based on feelings of a lonely woman. Rituparna Sengupta performed in a critical role but the box office collection was not satisfactory.
Film name: Macho Mustanaa
Director: Reshmi Mitra
Star cast: Hiran Chatterjee, Pooja Bose
Macho Mustanaa was an action packed romantic Bengali film. This was a high budget film but failed miserably in box office.
Film name: Bhooter Bhabishyat
Director: Anik Dutta
Star cast: Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Parambrata Chatterjee, Samadarshi Dutt, Swastika Mukherjee, Paran Bandyopadhyay, George Baker, Bibhu Bhattacharya, Sreelekha Mitra, Kharaj Mukherjee, Mumtaz Sorcar, Biswajit Chakraborty, Mir Afsar Ali, Manami Ghosh, Sumit Samaddar.
Bhooter Bhabishyat is both critically acclaimed and box office hit film in 2012. Bhooter Bhabishyat is a horror comedy film.
Film name: Abar Bomkesh
Director: Anjan Dutt
Star cast: Abir Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Ushashie Chakraborty, Swastika Mukherjee
This detective movie had a medium box office response.
Film name: Le Halua Le
Director: Raja Chanda
Star cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Soham Chakraborty, Payal Sarkar, Hiran Chatterjee, Laboni Sarkar
Le Halua Le was a fully commercial romantic comedy film and this film had good box office response and box office collection was also very good.
Film name: Laptop
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Star cast: Rahul Bose, Churni Ganguly, Saswata Chatterjee, Ananya Chatterjee, Kaushik Ganguly, Rajesh Sharma, Pijush Ganguly, Arindam Sil, Gaurav Chakraborty, Ridhima Ghosh, Arun Guhathakurta, Aparajita Adhya, Anjana Basu, Jojo, Neha Kapoor, Indranil Banerjee, Bratyay Basu.
Much hyped film but box office collection was not as expected although it was a critically acclaimed film.
Film name: Elar Char Adhyay
Director: Bappaditya Bandopadhyay
Star cast: Paoli Dam, Indraneil Sengupta, Rudraneel Ghosh, Bikram Chatterjee, Arunima Ghosh
Paoli Dam proved again in the film that she is a good actress. This film was one of the critically acclaimed films in 2012.
Film name: Bikram Singha
Director: Rajib Biswas
Star cast: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Richa Gangopadhyay, Mahek Chahal
Action film and it was a box office hit film in 2012.
Film name: Hemlock Society
Director: Srijit Mukherji
Star cast: Koel Mallick, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rupa Ganguly, Dipankar Dey, Silajit Majumder, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sabitri Chattopadhyay, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Bratya Basu, Barun Chanda, Raj Chakraborty, Sudeshna Roy, Sohag Sen
Koel Mallick acted in a serious role for the first time in her filmy career and this film was one of the critically acclaimed films in 2012.
Film name: Om Shanti
Director: Satabdi Roy
Star cast: Victor Banerjee, Tapas Paul, Rituparna Sengupta, Kharaj Mukherjee, Rajesh Sharma, Rakhi Sawant
This film failed in box office.
Film name: Awara
Director: Rabi Kinagi
Star cast: Jeet, Sayantika Banerjee, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mukul Dev, Kharaj Mukherjee
Awara is an action film and fully commercial film. This film was a box office film in 2012.
Film name: Muktodhara
Directors: Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee
Star cast: Rituparna Sengupta, Nigel Akkara, Bratya Basu, Debshankar Haldar, Kharaj Mukherjee
This film is based on a different kind of story and it was of the critically acclaimed films in 2012.
Film name: Paglu 2
Director: Sujit Mondal
Star cast: Dev, Koel Mallick
Again another romantic entertainment commercial film from Dev and it was a box office hit film in 2012.
Film name: Chitrangada
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Star cast: Rituparno Ghosh, Jishu Sengupta, Raima Sen, Dipankar Dey
Different type of Bengali movie by Rituparno Ghosh and it is one of the critically acclaimed films of 2012.
Film name: Abosheshe
Director: Aditi Roy
Star cast: Ankur Khanna, Raima Sen, Roopa Ganguly, Dipankar De, Manasi Sinha, Sudipta Chakraborty, Kamalika Bandyopadhyay, Suman Mukherjee, Abhijit Guha, Arijit Dutta.
This film is one of the critically acclaimed films of 2012.
Film name: Challenge 2
Director: Raja Chanda
Star cast: Dev, Pooja Bose, Kharaj Mukherjee
Dev is action role and this film is in the list of top hit films in 2012.
Film name: Paanch Adhyay
Director: Pratim D. Gupta
Star cast: Dia Mirza, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
This is a romantic film and first Bengali film of Dia Mirza. Paanch Adhyay is one of the critically acclaimed films of 2012.
Film name: Idiot
Director: Rajib Biswas
Star cast: Ankush, Shrabanti, Aditya Pancholi
Idiot is a typical commercial romantic film of 2012. Box office collection of this film is good.
Film name: Dutta Vs Dutta
Director: Anjan Dutta
Star cast: Anjan Dutta, Ronodeep Bose, Arpita Chatterjee, Rupa Ganguly, Rita Kayral, Parno Mittra, Dipankar De, Shankar Chakraborty, Biswajit Chakraborty, Kaushik Sen, Subhasish Mukherjee, Srijit Mukherji, Manasi Sinha, Debranjan Nag, Pradip Ray, Somak Ghosh
Dutta Vs Dutta is one of the critically acclaimed films of 2012.
Film name: Tabe Tai Hok
Director: Sougata Ray Barman
Star cast: Joy Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee, Samadarshi Dutta
Swastika Mukherjee again proved that she one of the contendars of the top heroine slot in Bengali films. This is a box office hit film in 2012.
Dev and Jeet are doing the same type of roles since last few years and box office report of their films indicate that in 2013 also they will act in same type of characters and films. Prasenjit is doing experiments with his roles and still moving very strong, so we can expect more critical roles from him in 2013.
So far as actresses are concerned, first of all the name of Swastika Mukherjee comes. Swastika is doing different type of roles successfully. Koel Mallick maintained her romantic image. Rituparna Sengupta is still the number one heroine in Bengali films. Paoli Dam may get a solid platform in Bengali film industry in 2013 through her acting talent. Roopa Ganguly is now doing that type of roles which suits her age. More expectations from Roopa in 2013 from Bengali film audiences.
In 2013, trends in Bengali films will be both commercial romantic films and novel based films as both have gained popularity in 2012.
Upcoming Bengali films in 2013