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Top 10 Best Movies of Debashree Roy

Debashree Roy is an Indian actress, dancer, choreographer, politician and animal rights activist.  As an actress, she is known for her work in Hindi and Bengali cinema. After the death of Mahua Roychowdhury, she became queen of Bengali commercial cinema. Debashree has won over forty awards, including a National Award, three BFJA Awards, five Kalakar Awards and an Anandalok Award.

Among the best films of Debashree Roy, top 10 best movies are as follows.

Unishe April (1994)

 Directed by Rituparno Ghosh. Aparna Sen, Debashree Roy, Dipankar Dey, Chitra Sen were main characters in the film which potrays a sentimental mother daughter relation. Debashree is the daughter and Aparna Sen played the role of mother.

Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985)

Bhalobasa Bhalobasa is a 1985 Bengali romantic film directed by Tarun Majumdar. The film stars Tapas Paul and Debashree Roy.

Asukh (1999)

 Directed by Rituparno Ghosh. With Soumitra Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Arpita Chatterjee, Gouri Ghosh.

This National Award winning film (Best Feature Film in Bengali) follows two parallel narratives. The present portrays Rohini (brilliantly essayed out by Debashree Roy), a renowned actress who is an emotionally vulnerable and addicted to sleeping pills. She is trying to cope with her mother’s illness but ends up forming a subtle schism with her father (Soumitra Chatterjee). Flashbacks, on the other hand, highlight the slow disintegration relationship with her fiancé as he gets involved with a younger upcoming actress, which ends up clarifying her present vulnerability. 

Troyee (1982)

Troyee is a 1982 Bengali romantic drama film written and directed by Gautam Mukherjee. The screenplay was written by Parthapratim Choudhury.
Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Debashree Roy, Soumitra Bannerjee

This was a commercially hit movie.

36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)

36 Chowringhee Lane is a 1981 film written and directed by Aparna Sen and produced by Shashi Kapoor. It marked the directorial debut of Sen, who had until then been known as a leading actress of Bengali cinema. The film was very well received upon release. It stars Jennifer Kendal in a critically acclaimed role, along with Dhritiman Chatterjee and Debashree Roy.

36 Chowringhee Lane is one of a handful of Indian films portraying the life and culture of a fast-dwindling minority community, the Anglo-Indians, in India.

Dekha (2001)

Dekha was released on 2001 Bengali film starring Anjan Dutta, Soumitra Chatterjee, Debasree Roy, Indrani Halder, Rupa Ganguly, Biplab Chatterjee, Suman Deb, Haradhan Banerjee, Kamal Kanjilal. The Bengali film is directed by Goutam Ghose. Abhijeet Bose scored the music in the film.

The film revolves around an aging poet Sashi Bhusan Sanyal afflicted with glaucoma and nearly blind whose wife has deserted him because of his reckless lifestyle.

Lathi (1996)

Lathi is a 1996 Bengali family drama film directed by Prabhat Roy. The Film stars Victor Banerjee as the protagonist. It also stars Soumitra Chatterjee, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Satabdi Roy, Haradhan Bandopadhyay, Abhishek Chatterjee, Pallavi Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, Deepankar De, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and Kaushik Sen. The music of the film has been composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Plot of the film revolves around Atindranath Bannerjee, a retired teacher, faces harassment from his family members and decides to discipline them.

Dadar Kirti (1980)

Dadar Kirti is a 1980 Bengali romantic drama film directed by Tarun Majumdar. The film was based on an unpublished novel of the same name by Saradindu Bandopadhyay. It stars Tapas Paul, Mahua Roychowdhury, Ayan Banerjee, Debashree Roy, Sandhya Roy, Kali Banerjee, Ruma Guha Thakurta and Anup Kumar. Tapas Paul made his debut with this film.

The film attained a huge box office success upon its release and still has a popular following.

Although the film is famous for excellent performance by Mahua and Tapas Paul, Debashree Roy is also  remembered for her cute performance of Mahua's younger sister.

Thikana (1991)

Directed by Inder Sen. With Arjun Chakraborty, Dipankar Dey, Debashree Roy, Moon Moon Sen.

Debashree Roy was conferred with BFJA Award for Best Actress (1992) for the first time for her performance in Indar Sen's Bengali film Thikana.

Teesta (2005)

Director : Bratya Bose
Cast       : Debasree Roy, Chandreye Ghosh, Badha Moitra, Pijush Ganguly and others.

The film is based on the relationship between a woman and a man, and about miscommunication. 

Cocooned in the hilly wrap of Kalimpong, divorcee schoolteacher Teesta (Debasree Roy) feels she can't communicate with people any more. She speaks to the mountains instead, and even when a much younger man (Badshah Moitra) tries to ignite her passion, she remains aloof. Her second marriage is on the rocks.

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