Best Bengali Classic Comedies of all times
written by Souranath Banerjee.
Bengali Classic Comedies of all times: Bengali Cinema has a long history of making comedy films which perfectly defined the term ‘family entertainment’. We Bengali’s love to laugh out loud and the classic Bengali comedies have given us the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Here i have listed some of the Best Bengali Classic Comedies of all times; films that are enjoyed by all generations and which are also responsible to make our childhood a bit more merrier.
And the laugh riot starts now!
1. Sharey Chuattar (1953)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZuhgll3MWc
Imagine the chaos when a beautiful girl arrives in hostel full of bachelors!
2. Lukochuri (1958)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwYHUwcb9jw
Kamal Majumdar directed comedy, a unique film both in style and execution.
Twin brothers and the hilarious twin-related misunderstandings. Kishore Kumar proves to be the king of comedy.
3. Jomalaye Jibanta Manush (1958)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH-oh8Kv3es
Directed by Prafulla Chakraborty, the film at a first glance is a comic love story with an innovative plot and hilarious dialogues. But if one looks carefully the film is actually a satire, a sarcastic take on the-then society.
Bhanu Bannerjee at his best – teaching the ‘hum hum gudi gudi’ dance to the all the Apsaras in Heaven!
4. Galpa Holeo Satyi (1966)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ5CJ5rU-1M
Robi Ghosh in the lead role (my personal favorite) as the God send helping hand who knits a joint family together with his clever wits.
Probably the best written story among this list – written and directed by Tapan Sinha.
5. 80 te Asio Na (1967)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wAOeP9Cmy4
The eternal fantasy of the fountain of youth; a neglected old man takes a dip in it and becomes young!
Directed by Sree Jayadratha, a fun satire on human nature and society.
6. Chhadmabeshi (1971)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ8qB0UnkfU
7. Dhanyee Meye (1971)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDFBuaBY-yY
And finally a RomCom that includes Bengali’s favorite sport – Football!
Uttam Kumar and Sabitri Chatterjee has an awesome chemistry in this film. Jaya Bhaduri plays the tomboyish young girl, along with a formidable comic lineup Jahar Roy, Robi Ghosh, Tarun Kumar and Partho Mukerjee.
8. Bibaha Bibhrat (1971)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tssr-jEyBt8
Directed by Ashim Bannerjee this one is the story of a boy who gets in trouble after his sudden marriage decision.
When Anup Kumar and Robi Ghosh get together the comic timing can’t be better. Utpal Dutt plays the angry father and Lily Chakravarty the young bride. A film that guarantees both laughter and nostalgia.
9. Sriman Prithviraj (1973)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1pb5iMWiDU
10. Basanata Bilap (1973)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMI7Nk5OwuI
A contest of wit between a gang of four young girls and boys, a rivalry that of course soon leads to romance.
Directed by Dinen Gupta, this one has some of the best comic sequences ever!
and (The ‘+1′ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch)
+1. Charmurti (1978)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIfygFlt_JI
From the novel written by Narayan Gangopadhyay, directed by Umanath Bhattacharya this film is the story of the adventurous four from a place called Potoldanga – TeniDa, Pyalaram, Habul Sen and Kyabla.
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