1970s Bengali-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 83 movies or TV shows/series

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Company Limited(1971)

1h 50min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

The chronicles of Shyamalendu Chatterjee, an ambitious and self-made young man, as he rises his way up the corporate ladder.

The Adversary(1970)

1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

Siddhartho Chowdhury, a brilliant young medical student, is forced to leave his studies after his father's sudden demise. He is forced to navigate the high unemployment rate and the communist socio-political climate of 1960s Calcutta in search of a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate.

A River Called Titas(1973)

2h 39min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

An in-depth look at the lives and struggles of the community of fishermen living by the river Titash. In 1973, acclaimed Indian director and screenwriter Ritwik Ghatak unveiled "A River Called Titas," a captivating drama delving into the life of a fisherman along Bangladesh's Titas River in Brahmanbaria. Adapted from Adwaita Mallabarman's novel, this film etched its place in cinematic history by pioneering hyperlink cinema. Ghatak ingeniously weaves a narrative featuring interconnected characters, a storytelling technique later embraced by Robert Altman in "Nashville" (1975). Through this innovative approach, Ghatak crafts a tale brimming with romance and intense melodrama, delivering a fervent and emotionally charged cinematic experience.

Directed by Ritwik Ghatak - With Prabir Mitra, Rosy Afsari, Kabori Sarwar, Rawshan Jamil, Ritwik Ghatak, Chetana Das, ...

Distant Thunder(1973)

1h 41min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

Gangacharan is the new Brahmin of a village, where he assumes various duties: teaching, organizing religious events, and trying to prevent epidemics. But in that year 1943, war is raging (as reminded by the planes occasionally heard flying over the countryside), and a major famine is under way. As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.

The Middleman(1976)

2h 11min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 8 votes)

A bright and idealistic young graduate steels himself for a dog-eat-dog world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls. When he eventually decides to start his own business as a middle-man, he discovers that the world of business does not live up to his lofty ideals.

The Elephant God(1979)

3.9/5 (with 14 votes)

Set in the holy city of Benares, this is the second film about the detective Feluda, in which he goes for a holiday along with his cousin, Topshe and his friend, Lalmohan Ganguly. But the theft of a priceless deity of Lord Ganesh (the Elephant God) from a local household forces him to investigate.

Reason, Debate and a Story(1974)

2h | Drama
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Four men, each peculiar in his own way, embark on a quest to reason with the estranged wife of the protagonist. This film is considered to be Ghatak's autobiographical film.

Days and Nights in the Forest(1970)

1h 55min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

Four friends from Calcutta who have very different personalities make a holiday excursion into the country, to a tiny village in the state of Bihar where they set themselves up in a bungalow. A series of minor events, all connected to their respective reactions to their new environment, reveals their characters more deeply.

The Golden Fortress(1974)

2h | Mystery
4.0/5 (with 12 votes)

A young boy becomes a target for crooks, after he claims to remember his past life and mentions precious jewels in a golden fortress.


2h 26min | Drama, Kids & Family

Kabita, a middle-class working woman, looks after and tries to financially support her family. Soon, she sacrifices the love of her life for her widowed sister.


1h 21min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Ranjit is a young man who has been assured a lucrative job. All he has to do is turn up for the interview dressed in a western style suit, but all the city laundries are on strike that morning, and his only suit is dirty.

Dhanyee Meye(1971)

2h 17min | Comedy, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A romantic comedy with football at its center.

Directed by Arabinda Mukhopadhyay - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Sabitri Chatterjee, Partho Mukherjee, Jaya Bachchan, Jahor Roy, Nripati Chattopadhyay, ...
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2h 17min | Drama, Romance / Love

Bijoya, the daughter of a zamindar, falls in love with a learned doctor, Naren.

Directed by Ajoy Kar - With Ahindra Choudhury, Jahar Ganguly, Anubha Gupta, Sukhen Das

Sanyasi Raja(1975)

2h 19min | Drama

Zamindar Surya Kishore Chowdhury is a kind-hearted man who loves playing chess and is a fantastic singer. While he cares for his estate and the people, he is careless towards his wife, Indu's feelings. Dr. Bijoy Chakrabarty, who was helped by the zamindar during his student days, lives in his palace and one day, he successfully executes his plot to murder the zamindar while coercing Indu to keep quiet. However, fate takes a different turn and in the cremation grounds, a monk saves the life of the zamindar, who returns to his estate no more as an aristocratic noble but as a monk at heart.

Directed by Piyush Bose - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Supriya Devi, Shambhu Bhattacharya, Sulata Chowdhury


2h 7min | Comedy
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

A newly appointed good-looking officer catches the eyes of the fathers of would-be-brides. But he has some other plans.


1h 2min | Drama

A patriotic doctor lends moral backbone to the broken society of Bengal.

Calcutta 71(1972)

2h 12min | Drama
4.3/5 (with 3 votes)

The spirit of a condemned 20-year-old student wanders through time, linking together four stories of people struggling for survival in this gritty meditation on poverty, natural disaster and political strife in India. A middle-class family's home is no match for the monsoons, while another clan's morality is compromised when famine strikes. Young boys smuggle rice, and politicians pity the poor while living in the lap of luxury.

The Farewell of the Bride(1978)

2h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love

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Directed by Bulbul Ahmed - With Kabori Sarwar, Shabana, Bulbul Ahmed

Letter from the Wife(1972)

1h 25min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A worthy companion to Ray’s Charulata, the film is based on a short story by Rabindranath Tagore where a young wife goes against her family to save a young girl from the atrocities of the society.

Directed by Purnendu Shekhar Pattrea - With Madhabi Mukherjee, Santosh Dutta, Rudraprasad Sengupta


1h 38min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

A political activist escapes the prison van and is sheltered in a posh apartment owned by a sensitive young woman. Both are rebels: the activist against political treachery and the other on social level. Both are bitter about badly organized state of things. Being in solitary confinement, the fugitive engages himself in self-criticism and, in the process, questions the leadership. Questions are not allowed, obeying that is mandatory. Displeasure leads to bitterness, bitterness to total rift. The struggle has to continue, both for the political activist, now segregated, and the woman in exile.

Priyo Bandhabi(1975)

A woman runs away from her husband and is helped out by a homeless man.

Directed by Hiren Nag - With Tarun Kumar, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Roma Dasgupta, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Haradhan Bandopadhyay, Gyanesh Mukherjee, ...


2h 2min

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Tarun Majumdar - With Sandhya Roy, Anup Kumar, Kali Banerjee, Pahari Sanyal

Sagina Mahato(1971)

2h 28min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

After instigating a strike over the improper dismissal of a fellow worker, Sagina Mahato unwittingly finds himself lauded as a champion of worker's rights.

Directed by Tapan Sinha - With Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu

Sriman Prithviraj(1972)

1h 47min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Social comedy about two young newlyweds against the backdrop of pre-Independence Bengal.

Sabuj Dwiper Raja(1979)

1h 50min
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -


Trouble arises in the lives of a happy couple after she gets sold to Jonardhan, a guy with evil intentions, and he is framed in a case of theft and sent to jail.

Quiet Flows the Meghna(1973)

1h 49min | War, Drama

A Delhi girl comes to her aunt's house, where she hears the reality of Bangladesh's independent story.

Directed by Alamgir Kabir - With Bobita, Anwar Hossain, Khalil Ullah Khan, Golam Mustafa


2h 9min | Horror, Crime, Thriller
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A Middle Aged Woman named Sheba comes to an Obscure town named Nijhumgarh to be the Governess of a Renowned Household called "Raykuthi". But little did she know about the Bungalow and the dwellers. She gets startled to know that two murders took place there nearly seven years earlier. The Mist of the mysterious happenings get only thicker. Now Sheba could only pray for it to Go Away as incidents transcend the rules of our physical world.

Directed by Tarun Majumdar - With Biswajit Chatterjee, Sandhya Roy, Debashree Roy, Sumita Sanyal, Chaya Devi, Ajitesh Bandopadhyay, ...


2h 8min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Rajmohan remains in Pakistan at the time of partition and sells Maqbool a giant bed, which upsets the local Muslims.

Directed by Rajen Tarafdar - With Utpal Dutt, Anwar Hossain, Sandhya Roy

Bhanu Goenda Jahar Assistant(1971)

1h 47min | Drama, Comedy

Nupur Chatterji has fled from her home in Delhi, resisting an arranged marriage with a man she dislikes. She comes to Calcutta to her college friend, but as her home is not safe she takes shelter in the house of one Anjan Mukherjee. Though initially annoyed, Anjan, a bachelor and a music director cum singer from Lucknow, comes to empathise with Nupur. In this situation enters the great detective Bhanu with Jahar, his assistant, for by now Dr. Digambar Chatterji has declared a prize money of ten thousand rupees for finding his missing daughter.

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