1940s Bengali-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 7 movies or TV shows/series

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1h 54min
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Indranath’s son is ill, Guru Omkarananda suggests he pray to the goddess Kamala. His son improves but bad luck follows Indranath; his son and daughter die. Unable to stand the grief the Queen/Kalyani loses her mental equilibrium. Goddess Kamala manifests as Rupasi, the daughter of Omkarananda. Virodhananda and his son Tribhanga are the incarnation of Narad and Narayan on earth. The kingdom goes through difficult times. Omkarananda is arrested and Rupasi goes to meet Bastabesh/Indranath who is attracted to her. Rupasi takes refuge in Birodhananda’s house to avoid Bastabesh’s advances. Birodhananda is interested in getting his son Tribhanga married to Rupasi. Bastabesh goes after Rupasi/Kamala who blinds him. Finally the gods perform their miracle and a repentant Bastabesh is restored his sight and kingdom.

Directed by Premankur Atorthy - With Ahindra Choudhury, Tulsi Lahiri

Two Generations(1945)

One of the early films of Chhabi Biswas featuring him as a leading man, before he came to be associated with the dominating patriarch roles that have become iconic in Bengali cinema, the film is a tale of the love, relationships and ideals of two generations. Nutubihari is an idealist who has given up his love for Kalyani for the sake of his beliefs. He marries Bimala and becomes a lawyer, fighting for the rights of the poor against the feudal lords. Meanwhile, Kalyani comes to ask refuge after she becomes a widow and is inexplicably accepted by Bimala with a lot of warmth. As the years pass Kalyani's daughter Mamata and Nutu's oldest son Arun fall in love and wish to get married. However, the new-found fame and fortune turns his head and Nutu begins to resemble all the ideals and vices that he had always despised. On the other hand in an ironical turn of events, Arun comes to occupy the position once held by his father, highlighting the generational conflict of ideals.

Directed by Subodh Mitra - With Chhabi Biswas, Ahindra Choudhury, Tulsi Chakraborty, Jahar Ganguly, Chandrabati Devi, Naresh Mitra, ...

Kalo Chhaya(1948)

A lady visited Mr. Surajit Roy, a detective, with a proposal to steal a will from a landlord's house. Surajit did not accept the assignment. Soon after, he received a telegram from one Rajib Lochan Choudhury, zamindar of a remote village in Murshidabad district. It appeared that Rajib Lochan's life was in danger. When Surajit visited his house the zaminder had already been murdered. Detective Surajit started an investigation while staying at the house. He saw a nurse, Anima, appointed for Rajib Lochan and recalled that this lady went to him with the proposal of theft . There were several relatives and servants in the house but most of them concealed a some or other facts from him. Finally Surajit was successful to track down the real culprit.

Directed by Premendra Mitra - With Dhiraj Bhattacharya, Nabadwip Haldar, Shyam Laha


Uttam Kumar debuted in this film.

Chattogram Astragar Lunthan(1949)

2h 7min | History

Master Da Surya Sen, along with his companions and some major national freedom fighters, goes through various struggles and sacrifices while fighting for India's freedom from British rule.

Sunken Boat(1946)

2h 27min | Drama

A young law student is forced into an arranged marriage though he is in love with somebody else. Following the wedding the drama focuses on the bride's mistaken identity and the search for her husband.

Directed by Nitin Bose - With Pahari Sanyal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Shyam Laha


Dikshul is a 1943 Indian Bengali film directed by Premankur Atorthy.The film was produced by New Theatres Ltd, Calcutta. Its music direction was by Pankaj Mullick and the cinematographer was Rabi Dhar. The lyricist for the film was Kazi Nazrul Islam who was famous as the "Bidrohi Kavi" ("Rebel Poet"). The film marked the entry of actress and singer Binota Roy as a playback singer. The cast included Mihir Bhattacharya, Chhabi Biswas, Tulsi Chakraborty, Ashu Bose, Sailen Chowdhury, Harimohan Bose, and Radharani.

Directed by Premankur Atorthy - With Tulsi Chakraborty, Chhabi Biswas
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