Best Bengali Classic Comedies of all times
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.
Even Satyajit Ray has made films like the Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne series and Paras-Pathar which essentially falls in the comic genre.
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!
Directed by Nirmal Dey, casting the most romantic pair of Bengali Film History – Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen at their best. And an even better chemistry between Tulsi Chakraborty and Molina Devi.
Also accompanied by Bhanu Bannerjee, Jahar Roy and Nabadwip Halder – a laugh riot indeed.
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.
Casting Mala Sinha, Anita Guha, supported by Anoop Kumar, Keshto Mukherjee, Nripati Chatterjee and Rajyalakshmi. And some great songs!
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.
Remade in Bollywood as the Rajesh Khanna starer Bawarchi (1972) directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
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!
Bhanu Bannerjee takes the lead followed by Jahar Roy, Robi Ghosh, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Tarun Kumar and Asitbaran.
Directed by Sree Jayadratha, a fun satire on human nature and society.
6. Chhadmabeshi (1971)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ8qB0UnkfU
Directed by Agradoot, story by Upendranath Ganguly – this one is a gem of a Bengali comedy.
Uttam Kumar disguised as the driver to fool Madhabi Mukherjee‘s uncle Bikash Roy! Also starring Subhendu Chatterjee, Jahar Roy, Tarun Kumar among others.
Was remade by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in Hindi titled Chupke Chupke (1975) staring Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.
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.
Directed by Arabinda Mukhopadhyay, a film very close to my heart. Awesome songs in the voices of Hemanta Mukherjee, Manna Dey and Aarti Mukherjee.
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
Original story by Bibhutibhusan Mukhopadhyay, written and directed by Tarun Majumdar. This Bengali film takes a comic take on child marriage.
A hilarious tale of Ayan Banerjee the young husband who is the follower of ‘Prithiraj’ and his even younger wife Mahua Roy Chowdhury. Sandhya Roy also plays an important role.
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!
Staring Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen, Robi Ghosh, Anup Kumar, Chinmoy Roy among others.
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.
Chinmoy Roy leading as TeniDa, we also have Santosh Dutta, Satya Banerjee and Robi Ghosh to make the adventure more entertaining.
And now a few other honorable mentions which are not included in the above list: Bancharamer Bagan (1980), Mouchak (1974), Dadar Kirti (1980), Personal Assistant (1959) among many others.
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