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Top 10 Best Movies Of Mahua Roychowdhury


Decades have passed after death of Mahua Roychowdhury, still she  is remembered by Bengali film audiences. Mahua is considered as number 1 actress of Bengali films of all time. Here are the top 10 movies of Mahua Roychowdhury.
This is a tough job to select 10 movies from Mahua's films. Still we have tried. Here are the 10 films of Mahua's memorable performance.

Shriman Prithviraj (1973)

Debut film of Mahua Roychowdhury. Cute Mahua was main attraction of the film and Bengali audiences came to know that a new actress has arrived. At the age of 14, Mahua was so comfortable in front of camera. Her performance including dancing touched everybody. 

Shriman Prithviraj is a Bengali romantic comedy film starring Ayan Banerjee and Mahua Roy Choudhury, and directed by Tarun Majumdar, featuring teenage love. It is the story of the transformation of a young boy's innocent but naughty childhood to an appreciation of the Swadeshi movement and the growth of adolescent love for a girl even younger than him. The comic appeal of the film is natural and free-flowing. 

The leading cast, Ayan Banerjee and Mahua Roychoudhury as the teenage-couple are still remembered for their roles in the film. Moreover, the blend of the pre-Independence political backdrop with the simple love life of the newlywed is excellently portrayed. On one hand there is the caricature of a typical Babu, who's hell-bent on getting the ‘Raibahadur’ title from the British rulers played excellently by Utpal Dutt, and on the other hand a Swadeshi played by Biswajit Chatterjee, who is out to teach the British rulers a lesson. The main focus is on Rashik Laal (Ayan), a notorious boy. To curb him, his parents get him married to Kamala (Mahua). But he creates havoc in his in-laws’ house as well. The interplay between the two, their becoming friends, missing each other, understanding their feelings for each other all make for a charming love story.

Last seen of the film, where Mahua is kissing Ayan is worth seeing.

 Bagh Bondi Khela (1975)

Mahua Roychowdhury played a role of a girl of strong spine. Sharing screen with Uttam Kumar at such a tender age was not easy but Mahua was excellent in this movie.

Story of the film

Bhabesh Banerjee is a corrupt and loose character. He lives in Ranipur, involved with unauthorised business, smuggling and immoral trafficking. His son Rajesh is an honest man who loves Dolon. Bhabesh cheated Dolon's father using counterfeit documents. When Rajesh comes to visit his father, Bhabesh gifts all his properties to Rajesh for getting political mileage and enters into politics. Bhabesh's second wife Bibha knows the whole plot and reveals it to Rajesh. When police come to arrest Bhabesh, he(Bhabesh) commits suicide.


Uttam Kumar as Bhabesh Banerjee
Supriya Chowdhury as Bibha
Partho Mukherjee as Rajesh
Mahua Roychoudhury as Dolon
Asit Baran as Dolon's father
Samita Biswas as Bhabesh's first wife
Sulata Chowdhury
Kalyani Mondal
Ashim Kumar
Dilip Bose

Dadar Kirti (1980)

Mahua was excellent in this film. All her capabilities as an actress - acting, dancing, perfect lips in songs were extracted by the director in this film. 

Directed by: Tarun Majumdar
Story by: Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay


Tapas Paul
Mahua Roychoudhury
Sandhya Roy
Debashree Roy
Ayan Banerjee
Kali Banerjee
Kaushik Banerjee
Ruma Guha Thakurta
Anup Kumar

Story of the film

Kedar Chatujye (Tapas Paul), a very very simple boy, is exiled to his uncle’s house in a small town in Bihar by his father, who is extremely angry with him for being unable to pass his B.A. exams after three attempts. The simple-minded Kedar becomes the butt of all jokes of his cousin Santu's (Ayan Banerjee) gang of friends led by Bhombol Bhattacharjee also known as Bhombolda (Anup Kumar).

Kedar falls in love of Saraswati (Mahua Roychoudhury), a girl with a strong, no-nonsense character who is the elder sister of Santu’s betrothed Beena (Debashree Roy), at first sight. Saraswati even falls in love of Kedar not because of Bhombal's many lies but because of his simple nature. Saraswati’s parents too are impressed by Kedar’s decency and simplicity; they soften up to Kedar. However, Bhombolda and his gang create misunderstandings between the two. A disappointed Saraswati decides to marry a rich boy from Bhagalpur (Kaushik Banerjee). At the end, Bhombolda realises that Kedar has a heart of gold and admits his wrongdoing leading Saraswati to marry Kedar.

In 1980, Mahua Roychowdhury was awarded Best Actress Award for this film from Filmfare Awards East.

Paka Dekha (1980)

Director : Arvind Mukherjee Story : Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay Music Director : Hemanta Mukherjee Lyricist : Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay, Gauri Prasanna Mazumder Playback : Hemanta Mukherjee, Tarun Banerjee, Amal Mukhopadhyay, Samaresh Roy, Sudhin Sarkar, Pranab Ghosh, Chittapriya Mukherjee, Sagar Sen, Bitu Samajpati, Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Neelima Banerjee, Arundhati Holme Chowdhury, Mala Devi Release : 1980
Star Cast : Kaushik Banerjee, Mahua Raychowdhury, Rabi Ghosh, Utpal Dutt, Santosh Dutta, Tarun Kumar, Haridhan Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, N. Viswanathan, Ujjwal Sengupta, Goutam Chakraborty, Durgadas Banerjee, Khagesh Chakravarti, Biren Chatterjee, Shambhu Bhattacharya, Kamu Mukherjee, Samir Mukherjee, Rathin Basu, Sova Sen, Banani Choudhury, Robin Mukherjee, Kalyani Adhikari, Tapati Bhattacharya

Story of the film

Aparna's father, a police officer, fixes her marriage of his own choice. Aparna does not agree with her father and she flees from home. Her father arrests Aparna's friends and interrogates them one by one. 
Finally Aparna gets married with her lover. Anarna's mother and grand mother were with her to manage her police officer father.
Mahua is Aparna and Utpal Dutt is her father in this film

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AAj Kal Porsur Golpo (1981)

Mahua Roychowdhury played an unglamorous character in this film. Mukta, the role played by Mahua is a poor farmer's wife who passed through lot of hurdles in her life. Mahua portrayed the role perfectly.

Producer : Nabyendu Chatterjee Director : Nabyendu Chatterjee Story : Manik Bandopadhyay Music Director : Nikhil Chattopadhyay Lyricist : Nabyendu Chatterjee Playback : Aarti Mukherji, Haimanti Sukla, Alpana Banerjee, Jatindra Mohan Debnath, Jadulal Debnath Star Cast : Mahua Raychowdhury, Dipankar Dey, Niranjan Ray, Ajitesh Bandopadhyay, Premangshu Bose, Mala Bandopadhyay, Sita Mukherjee, Prodyut Chatterjee, Subrata Sensharma, Barun Dasgupta, Ranjit Chakraborty, Mamata Chatterjee, Alpana Gupta, Bidisha Sinha, Maya Bhattacharya Story of the Film
Rampada a poor farmer of Bengal stayed with his wife and child. Famine snatched their son and Rampada forced to go city for sake of food and money. In such a situation hoarder, Ghanashyam Das exploited his wife Mukta and put her in mess. All such incidents forced Mukta to live in a red light area. Shankar a great patriot and a social reformer worked hard to change the situation. He belonged to the same village where Rampada and Mukta lived. Shankar took the case and after a huge effort, he was able to put them together. Ghanshyam intervened and tried to disrupt their union. The villagers did not accept that and supported Mukta. After a long battle, Rampada got the chance to meet his wife. At last, they managed to start their new life with the help of Shankar.

Aadmi Aur Aurat (1984)

Mahua played the role of an unglamorous village woman and proved her acting power. At that time, Mahua Roychowdhury was tigress of Bengali films. Aadmi Aur Aurat was Mahua's first Hindi film (It is a Hindi telefilm).

A Muslim man and a Hindu woman travel through a jungle. When the man learns about the woman's pregnancy, he decides to accompany her on her journey and helps her overcome all the hurdles.

Telefilm Aadmi Aur Aurat, directed by Tapan Sinha and starring Amol Palekar, Mahua Roy Chawdhary, Kalyan Chatterjee, Nirmal Ghosh, Parimal Sengupta, K. Singh, Dipak Sanyal, Sameer Mukharjee. The movie was telecast on Doordarshan, Government owned TV Channel of India. This film was screened in International Film Festival of India-2007.

Mahua Roychowdhury was awarded Best Actress Award in Damascus International Film Festival Award 1987. 

Lal Golap (1984)


Soumitra Chatterjee
Ranjit Mallick
Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Anup Kumar
Bikash Roy
Haradhan Bannerjee
Subrata Chatterjee
Sandhya Rani
Shakuntala Barua

Jahar Biswas

Story of the film

A man comes to Kolkata to pursue his college education and works part-time as a garage mechanic. One day, he comes across an arrogant, rich girl and eventually falls in love with her.

Mahua Roychowdhury was in the female lead role and portrayed perfectly the character of daughter of a rich man.

Anurager Chowa (1986)

A romantic comedy movie of Mahua - Tapas Paul pair. Mahua was excellent in romantic scenes. It is beleived that after Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen pair, Mahua - Tapas pair was most successful. 


Story of the film

Mahua and Tapas Paul are in love and ready to get married. Suddenly Tapas Paul is diagnosed with brain tumor and his condition starts deteriorating. Engagement of Tapas and Mahua was completed but Tapas tries to separate himself from Mahua. Both the families decide to cancel the marriage. The news of his disease is kept secret, only Tapas's friend, played by Anup Kumar knows it.
Finally everything get sorted. Tapas is cured and happy ending with marriage.

Raj Purush (1987)

This film is directed by Iman Kalyan Chatterjee, starring Ayan Bandyopadhyay and Mahua Roy Chowdhury in the lead roles.

 Abhimaan (1986)

Director – Sujit Guha Story - Anjan Choudhury Music Director – Ajoy Das Release - 1986 Cast – Ranjit Mallick, Mahua Raychowdhury, Sukhen Das, Satya Banerjee, Rabi Ghosh, Sandhya Rani, Kajal Gupta, Amitabha Mukherjee, Parimal Bose, Bhairab Dey, Lata Maity, Keshto Mitra, Mihir Pal, Hasi Majumdar, Samir Chakraborty, Alok Bhattacharya, Subrata Chakrabarti, Prabir Ganguly, Krishnagopal Banerjee, Bishu Chatterjee, Meena Ghosh, Nandita Mukherjee, Master Pawan Kumar, Master Rajesh Kumar, Master Sandip Kumar

Story of the film

The movie revolves around a girl, named Minati, a very straight forward person due to circumstances, becomes a dancer. Due to ill fate she has to dance with the risk of her life for the treatment of her husband as he undergoes a serious accident. But the husband wrongly accused his wife. She forgives him and starts performing on stage to earn money to cure his illness.
Finally the husband realised his faults.

Mahua is Minati in this film and made the film success alone.

Ashirbad (1987)

Last Shot of Mahua - the dialogue was 'Aami Bhalo Nei Ashish'

Another Mahua - Tapas Paul hit film. Mahua is gorgeous in this film. Romantic song sequences become memorable due to excellent performance of Mahua Roychowdhury. This film will be remembered by Bengali film audiences as Mahua's last shot is in this film where she is seen in conversation with Tapas Paul over phone and last dialogue is 'Aami Bhalo Nei Ashish'.

The Bengali Film Ashirbad was released in the year 1986, Directed by Biresh Chatterjee, starring Tapas Paul, Mahua Raychowdhury, Anil Chatterjee, Dilip Roy, Anup Kumar, Shubhendu Chattopadhyay, Soumitra Banerjee & Others.

Story of the film

Brijlal Dutta, a shrewd business man plots to kill his friend and partner, Baidyanath Mukherjee and his 3 year old son, but Baidyanath manages to save his son by throwing him in the bushes before his car fell off the cliff. His son, Ashish is later brought up by a doctor and he falls in love with Dutta's daughter. The story is about how their love story develops after Ashish learns the truth.

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