Box office report of Bengali films in year 2014 was not satisfactory as compared to previous years. Many films were released in 2014 but Bengali film industry is facing a crisis. Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta are still at the top position. Performance wise, Ritu and Bumba have reached their peak. Dev has worked in both romantic commercial films and off beat films suceesfully. Another top hero of Bengali films Jeet remained contendent in commercial films only. Let’s hope Jeet will try different type of films in 2015. Abir Chatterjee is the new Feluda in Bengali films and his first film as Feluda will be released on 19 December. Let’s hope his success. Nothing special can be said about Koel Mallick, Paoli Dam and Tanusree Chakraborty. Swastika Mukherjee was in hot news for several reasons – personal and filmy. Swastika’s bold nude sceene in film Take One created lot of controversies. Year 2014 for Srabanti Chatterjee was not so bad. Srabanti acted in different type of role in film Buno Haansh.
Some of the Bengali films in Year 2014
Film Name: Jaatishwar
Director: Srijit Mukherji
Released: 17 January 2014
Cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee, Abir Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee,Riya Sen, Mamata Shankar, Ananya Chatterjee,
The film Jaatishwar received positive critical reviews. Film Jaatishwar had a special screening for the President of India Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi and the film was shortlist from India in the race for submission to the 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Film Name: Bangali Babu English Mem
Director: Rabi Kinagi
Released: 31 January 2014
Cast: Mimi Chakraborty, Soham Chakraborty,Rajatava Dutta.
The film got average grade from the audiences. It was a comedy film.
Film Name: The Royal Bengal Tiger
Director: Rajesh Ganguly
Released: 31 January 2014
Cast: Jeet, Abir Chatterjee, Priyanka Sarkar,Shraddha Das
Film The Royal Bengal Tiger was a box office hit film.
Film Name: Obhishopto Nighty
Director: Birsa Dasgupta
Released: 14 February 2014
Cast: Paoli Dam, Indraneil Sengupta, Parambrata Chatterjee, Tanusree Chakraborty, Rahul Banerjee, Priyanka Sarkar, Neel Mukherjee,Bhaswar Chattopadhyay, Locket Chatterjee,Laboni Sarkar, Tanima Sen
Film Obhishopto Nighty was not a box office hit movie.
Film Name: Taan
Director: Mukul Roy Choudhury
Released: 21 February 2014
Cast: Rituparna Sengupta, Sumanto Chattopadhyay,Chandan Sen, Debdut Ghosh, Debolina Dutta,Kaushik Sen, Nandini Chatterjee, Pamela Bhutoria, Rajesh Sharma
The film was based on a strong story and Rituparna and Debolina performed extremely well in the film but it was a commercially flop film in Bengal.
Film Name: Take One
Director: Mainak Bhaumik
Cast: Swastika Mukherjee, Rahul Banerjee, Arindam Sil, Vikramjit Chaudhury, Anwesha Mukherjee
Bengali film audiences will remember the film Take One for bold performance of Swastika Mukherjee. Swastika appeared in a frontalnude scene in film Take One.
Film Name: Apur Panchali
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Released: 25 April 2014
Cast: Parambrata Chatterjee, Parno Mittra, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Ritwick Chakraborty, Ardhendu Banerjee
The film Apur Panchali gained wide critical acclaim.
Film Name: Ami Shudhu Cheyechi Tomay
Director: Ashok Pati
Released: 16 May 2014
Cast: Ankush Hazra, Subhasree Ganguly, Misha Sawdagor, Symon Sadik
Film Ami Shudhu Cheyechi Tomay was a box office super hit movie in 2014.
Film Name: Game
Director: Baba Yadav
Released: 6 June 2014
Cast: Jeet, Subhasree Ganguly
The thriller movie was a box office hit film and Bengali film audiences are now expecting a new pair in Jeet and Subhashree.
Film Name: Chaar
Director: Sandip Ray
Released: 13 June 2014
Cast: Saswata Chatterjee, Paran Bandopadhyay, Subhrajit Dutta, Sreelekha Mitra, Pijush Ganguly,Rajatava Dutta, Sudipta Chakraborty, Abir Chatterjee, Koel Mallick
Like other Sandip Ray films, it was a clean movie.
Film Name: Buno Haansh
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Released: 20 June 2014
Cast: Dev, Srabanti Chatterjee, Tanusree Chakraborty, Anindya Pulak, Arindam Sil, Gargi Roy Choudhury, Moon Moon Sen, Shankar Chakraborty, Sudipta Chakraborty, Subhrojeet Dutta
The thriller film was a hit movie in 2014.
Film Name: Bindass
Director: Rajib Kumar Biswas
Cast: Dev, Srabanti Chatterjee, Sayantika Banerjee, Laboni Sarkar, Chiranjeet Chakroborty, Kharaj Mukherjee,Partho Chakraborty, Biswajit Chakraborty.
During the shooting of the last part of the film, Srabanti and Rajib were separated although professionally they were working together. The film failed to stir the box office.
Film Name: Gogoler Kirti
Director: Pompy Ghosh Mukherjee
Cast: Ahijit Ghosh, Indraneil Sengupta,Locket Chatterjee, Saheb Chatterjee, Shakuntala Barua, Tanima Sen, Biswajit Chakraborty, Bhaswar Chattopadhyay, Vikram Chatterjee, Subhasish Mukhopadhyay
Expectation from the film was more but it failed to satisfy.
Film Name: Arundhati
Director: Sujit Mondal
Cast: Koel Mallick, Indraneil Sengupta, Rahul Banerjee,
Much talked about film but failed in the box office.
Film Name: Bachchan
Director: Raja Chanda
Cast: Jeet, Aindrita Ray, Payel Sarkar, Kanchan Mullick,Kharaj Mukherjee.
Comedy film and have done moderate business in the box office.
Director: Sudipto Chattopadhyay
Cast: Koel Mallick, Parambrata Chatterjee, Silajit Majumder, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Deepankar De, Sabitri Chatterjee, Rita Dutta Chakraborty.
Not a successful movie in the box office.
Film Name: Khasi Katha– A Goat Saga
Director: Judhajit Sarkar
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Anindita Bose, Subhasish Mukhopadhyay, Prasun Gayen, Mir Afsar Ali.
Box office flop movie.
Film Name: Parapaar
Director: Sanjoy Nag
Cast: Rituparna Sengupta, Paoli Dam, Ahmed Rubel, Bratya Basu
Film Parapaar is one of the best Bengali movies in 2014. Box office report of the film is good and performance of Rituparna and Paoli will be remembered by audiences for long time.
Film Name: Nirbhoya
Director: Milan Bhowmik
Cast: Meghali, Raaj, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sreelekha Mitra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajesh Sharma, Biplab Chatterjee, Subhasish Mukhopadhyay.
The movie has done average business in the box office.
Film Name: Hercules
Director: Abhijit Guha, Sudeshna Roy
Cast: Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Saswata Chatterjee.
A different type of movie and all the above three actors have done justice to their roles.
Film Name: Nayanchampar Dinratri
Cast: Roopa Ganguly, Chandrayee Ghosh, Daminee Basu and others
A must see movie of year 2014. Story and performance of Roopa Ganguly is amazing. Box office report of Nayanchampar Dinratri is excellent.
Film Name: Sandhay Namar Agey
Direction: Rhitobrata Bhattacharya
Cast: Biswajit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, Rahul Bose , Palash Sen, Nusrat Jahan and others.
The thriller movie has failed to impress audiences.
Film Name: Byomkesh Phire Elo
Director: Anjan Dutta
Cast: Abir chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Biswajit Chakraborty, Ushasie Chakraborty,Rahul Banerjee
Film Name: Badshahi Angti
Director: Sandip Ray
Cast: Abir chatterjee,Sourav Das, Deepankar De, Biswajit Chakraborty.