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Mahua Roychowdhury Top Films As Second Lead

 In Bengal film industry it is said that so far as actresses are concerned there two eras - one is Sabitri Chottopadhyay era and after that Mahua Roychowdhury era. Both are known for natural spontaneous acting in films. Many film critics find similarities in their acting. Mahua and Sabitri Chatterjee acted in many Bengali films and few of the films are listed below.

Before Dadar Kirti, Mahua was getting mostly second lead roles in Bengali films. During that stage of her career, film industry realised that a new actress has entered in Bengali film industry and in near future she will rule the industry.

Most interesting is that Mahua worked with Uttam Kumar and Sabitri Chatterjee in most of her initial stage films.

Je Jekhane Danriye (1974)


Kaberi Bose, Dipankar Dey, Mahua Roy Chowdhury, Kshuram Bhattachartya, Runu Bose, Keya Chakraborty, N. Viswanathan and others

Directed by : Agragami, Saroj De


This film is based on famous novel of Ramapada Chowdhury 'Je Jekhane Danriye'.

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

Sei Chokh (1976)

Sei Chokh is a Bengali romantic drama film directed by Salil Dutta based on a story on Bengali novelist Bimal Mitra. The film was released 30 July 1976. Nachiketa Ghosh was the music director of Sei Chokh.


Nabakrishna's uncle Prankrishna bring back him to their home from a mental home. Before that Nabakrishna lives a bindas life, always developed relationship with women and being kind hearted he always gifted them. His uncle and aunt tries to impose restrictions on his life style but he never change himself. He soon escapes with his servant Bipul. They don't have any place to stay hence Nabakrishna goes to Mrs. Nandi's home. Nita, Mrs. Nandi's niece is a simple girl who loved Amal against her aunts will, but Mrs. Nandi plans to separate them and fixes Nita's marriage with Nabakrishna. Hearing the news of the marriage another lady Malati rushes to cancel the marriage because she was Nabakrishna's ex lover. By this time Nita's lover Amal also returns. Finally Nita gets her lover and Nabakrishna realises the need of change in his life according to his age.


Uttam Kumar as Nabakrishna

Utpal Dutt as Nabakrishna's uncle

Sabitri Chatterjee as Malati

Mahua Roychoudhury as Nita

Partha Mukhopadhya as Amal

Sulata Chowdhury

Chhaya Devi

Jahor Roy

Dilip Roy

Basabi Nandi

Kalyani Adhikari

Haradhan Bannerjee

Moni Srimani

Sailen Mukhopadhyay

Sabitri and Uttam Kumar are excellent in this film but Mahua Roychowdhury proved her talent in this film. She shared the screen with Sabitri and Uttam Kumar successfully. 

Sesh Raksha (1977)
Sabitri and Mahua in Film Sesh Raksha
Sabitri and Mahua in Film Sesh Raksha

Film is based on Rabindranath Thakur's drama 'Sesh Raksha'. Mahua, Sabitri and Sumitra are three friends and they are united against the male characters in the film. Mahua Roychoudhury and Sabitri Chatterjee duel in this film is worth seeing. In 2-3 scenes where Mahua is teaching tricks to Sabitri to control her husband are really fantastic.  Throughout the film, Mahua is spontaneous and natural. Both Sabitri Chatterjee and Mahua Roychowdhury are famous for natural acting and in this film, jugolbondi of the two is outstanding.
Characters in the film

Nibarana - neighbor of Chandrakanta; ; Sivacharan - Nimai's father; Kamalmukhi - adopted daughter of Nibarana; Indumati - daughter of Nibarana; Khantamani - wife of Chandrakanta

Binod Bihari; Chandrakanta; Nalinaksha; Nimai; Shripati; Bhupati; 

Director : Shankar Bhattacharya
Story : Rabindranath Tagore
Music Director : Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyricist : Rabindranath Tagore
Playback : Hemanta Mukherjee, Chinmoy Chatterjee, Dhiren Basu, Sumitra Roy, Indrani Roy

Star Cast : 

Mahua Roychoudhury as Indumati

Sumitra Mukherjee as Kamalmukhi

Sabitri Chatterjee as Khantamoni

Anil Chatterjee as Chandrakanta

Dipankar Dey

Santu Mukhopadhyay

Satya Banerjee

Bharati Dev


Aloka Ganguly

Indulekha Devi

Imon Kalyan (1982)

Directed by Shantimoy Bannerjee. With Dipankar Dey, Mahua Roy Chowdhury, Uttam Kumar, Supriya Choudhury, Tarun Kumar, Anup Kumar, Subrata Chatterjee, Gita Dey and others.

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