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1960s Bengali-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 73 movies or TV shows/series

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Charulata(1964)

1h 57min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 57 votes)

In 1870s India, Charulata is an isolated, artistically inclined woman who sees little of her busy journalist husband, Bhupati. Realizing that his wife is alienated and unhappy, he convinces his cousin, Amal, to spend time with Charulata and nourish her creative impulses. Amal is a fledgling poet himself, and he and Charulata bond over their shared love of art. But over time a sexual attraction develops, with heartbreaking results.

Directed by Satyajit Ray - With Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Bankim Ghosh

The Cloud-Capped Star(1960)

2h 7min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

The tragic story of the beautiful daughter of a middle-class refugee family from East Pakistan. Neeta, the protagonist, sacrifices everything for her unappreciative family.

Directed by Ritwik Ghatak - With Supriya Devi, Anil Chatterjee, Bijon Bhattacharya, Gita Dey, Gita Ghatak, Gyanesh Mukherjee, ...

Subarnarekha(1965)

2h 3min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

After an old college friend offers him a job at an iron foundry, the upright and honest Ishwar leaves a shanty town on the outskirts of Calcutta where he lives with a group of refugees from East Bengal. With plans to forge a solid living for himself, sister Sita and Abhiram, an orphaned boy he offers a home to, Ishwar is accused of selling out and deserting his people.

The Big City(1963)

2h 11min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 36 votes)

Life at home changes when a housewife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a salesperson.

Devi(1960)

NR
| 1h 33min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 22 votes)

The life of a woman happily married to the son of an upper-class family in 19th century Bengal is turned upside down when her father-in-law has a vision that she is the Goddess Kali returned to earth. He convinces her to fulfill her role as a living deity and transform her house into a temple.

The Zoo(1967)

2h 5min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

When Byomkesh Bakshi's new client, Dr. Nishanath Sen, is murdered at Golaap Colony, he decides to probe into the case with the help of his close aide, Ajit.

Directed by Satyajit Ray - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Subhendu Chatterjee, Nripati Chattopadhyay, Kanika Majumder, Bankim Ghosh, Chinmoy Roy, ...

The Coward(1965)

1h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

Amitabha Roy is a Calcutta-based scriptwriter, driving around in the country to collect material for a film. His vehicle breaks down in a small town. A tea planter, Bimal Gupta, offers hospitality for the night. Amitabha is forced to accept the offer as he has no alternative.

Teen Kanya(1961)

2h 53min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

'Teen Kanya' is an anthology film based upon short stories by Rabindranath Tagore, as a tribute on the author's centenary. The title means "Three Daughters", and the film's original Indian release contained three stories, with three central female characters linking the stories together. 'The Postmaster' concerns an orphan girl who grows attached to the postmaster she is caring for after he teaches her to read and write. 'Monihara' is a supernatural tale about a woman obsessed with the jewels her husband buys for her. 'Samapti' follows a young man who falls for an unconventional girl from his new village instead of his arranged bride, the daughter of a respectable family. The international release did not include 'Monihara', and was released as 'Dui Kanya', or "Two Daughters".

The Hero(1966)

1h 58min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 23 votes)

Arindam, a matinee idol, is going by train to collect an acting award. On the train, he is confronted by Aditi, a journalist who somewhat unwillingly starts to take his interview. Arindam, won over by Aditi's naivete, starts to disclose his past, his fears and his secrets.

Saat Pake Bandha(1963)

2h 13min | Drama

Archana (Suchitra Sen) falls in love with Sukhendu (Soumitra Chatterjee), a serious University Lecturer, much to the chargin her snobbish and interfering mother (Chhaya Devi) for whom Sukhendu is just not good enough for her daughter or their family. Archana however, is adamant and with the approval of her father (Pahadi Sanyal) gets married to Sukhendu. The mother continues to interfere in the marriage constantly reminding her son-in-law of his poverty. Suffering from divided loyalties, Archana's problems are aggravated when Sukhendu insists she sever all ties with her mother. Archana separates from Sukhendu and stays independently completing her studies. When she finally accepts her wifely duties and returns home it is too late as Sukhendu has resigned and gone abroad.

Directed by Ajoy Kar - With Roma Dasgupta, Soumitra Chatterjee, Pahari Sanyal, Tarun Kumar

Kanchenjungha(1962)

1h 42min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Played out in real time, several complex family dramas intersect in the landscape of the Himalayan foothills, allowing the Bengali auteur to examine the class and generational differences of postcolonial India while celebrating the hopes of a society in transition.

Komal Gandhar(1961)

2h 14min | Drama, Music
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Through the microcosmic perspectivising of a group of devoted and uncompromising IPTA workers, Ghatak with his signature style touches on varied issues of partition, idealism, corruption, the interdependence of art and life, the scope of art, and class-struggle.

Directed by Ritwik Ghatak - With Anil Chatterjee, Bijon Bhattacharya, Debabrata Biswas, Chitra Sen, Supriya Devi, Gita Dey, ...
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The Holy Man(1965)

1h 5min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

A wandering baba initiates a widower layer and his youngest daughter, irritating her boyfriend Satya and the ever-skeptical Nibaran.

The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha(1969)

3.9/5 (with 10 votes)

Goopy Gyne and Bagha Byne are banished from their respective villages for being bad musicians. However, with their skills, they succeed in pleasing the king of ghosts who grants them three boons. How will they succeed in preventing the war between Halla and Shundi which is looming large?

Chowringhee(1968)

2h 20min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Sata Bose, the receptionist of hotel Shahjahan and other crew members work hard to make the hotel first choice of the upper class for socializing in the city, just got the taste of freedom from British rule. The movie revolves around different characters - hotel employees to page 3 personalities dealing different human emotions. Although Sata Bose (played by Uttam Kumar) is the central character of the film, he is not the protagonist in many ways, rather the movie can be described as "hyperlink movie" made long ago than the term is coined.

Deya Neya(1963)

2h | Drama, Music
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The son of a wealthy industrialist aspires to be a singer against the wishes of his father.

With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Tanuja, Lily Chakravarty, Chaya Devi, Kamal Mitra, Tarun Kumar, ...

Jhinder Bondi(1961)

1h 43min | Drama
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Gauri Shankar Roy looks much like the king of Jhind. When the actual king, Shakar Singh, goes missing, a person from the kingdom approaches Gauri to pretend to be the king.

The Expedition(1962)

2h 30min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

The story revolves around a North Indian taxi driver, Narsingh, who attempts to reinvent his life by visiting his native place, but instead gets embroiled in a local Marwari businessman's smuggling and human trafficking business.

Ganga(1960)

2h 31min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Film about the lives of people on the banks of the Ganges.

Directed by Rajen Tarafdar - With Sandhya Roy, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Gyanesh Mukherjee

Saptapadi(1961)

2h 43min | Romance / Love

During WWII an army doctor is brought a drunken Anglo-Indian woman, whom he'd once loved, for treatment.

Directed by Ajoy Kar - With Roma Dasgupta, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Chhabi Biswas, Chaya Devi, Jennifer Kendal, Tarun Kumar, ...

Chupi Chupi Aashey(1960)

1h 57min | Mystery

A woman is murdered and a hand bill of a resort run by a young couple is found. Is the murderer headed for it? Who is next victim? All the boarders, including owners are under false name. Why? A policeman arrives, will he be able to stop?

Directed by Premendra Mitra - With Chhabi Biswas, Jahar Ganguly, Tarun Kumar

Galpa Holeo Satyi(1966)

1h 44min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

In a family where relations have deteriorated to the worst level, even affecting professional lives, an outsider tries to rebuild the lost love and compassion.

Directed by Tapan Sinha - With Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Jogesh Chandra Chatterjee, Robi Ghosh, Chaya Devi, Rudraprasad Sengupta, Chinmoy Roy, ...

Hungry Stones(1960)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A tax collector posted to a small town puts up at a mansion feared by the locals because it is haunted. As time passes he grows more consumed by the mansion and its air of romance, and the spirits that haunt it, especially a beautiful woman. Adapted from a Rabindranath Tagore story.

Directed by Tapan Sinha - With Soumitra Chatterjee, Chhabi Biswas, Arundhati Devi, Dilip Roy, Padma Devi, Robin Banerjee, ...

Bhranti Bilash(1963)

1h 41min | Drama, Comedy

Bhrantibilas is a 1963 Bengali film based on the 1869 play Bhranti Bilas by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, which is itself based on William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Although the original play was set in an unspecified, but distant past, the film relocates the story to modern day India. The film tells the story of a Bengali merchant from Kolkata and his servant who visit a small town for a business appointment, but, whilst there, are mistaken for a pair of locals, leading to much confusion.

With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Sabitri Chatterjee, Sandhya Roy, Tarun Kumar, Chaya Devi, ...

Pratinidhi(1964)

2h

A young engineer Niren marries a young widow Rama who already has a five-year-old child Tutul from her previous marriage. Their marital life grows increasingly difficult as Tutul refuses to recognise his stepfather. Niren's attempts to win him over too fail even as Rama tries to please both. The marriage finally collapses and she commits suicide.

Directed by Mrinal Sen - With Soumitra Chatterjee, Sabitri Chatterjee, Anup Kumar

The Desolate Beach(1963)

2h 10min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A writer meets five widows on a train to Puri. As the six lives begin to intertwine, the theme of the taboos of widowhood emerge; but so, too, does a philosophy of life and hope for the future. The performers collectively won Best Actress at India's National Film Awards in 1964.

Directed by Tapan Sinha - With Anil Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Chaya Devi, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Begum Khurshid Mirza, Robi Ghosh, ...

The Last Act(1963)

2h 11min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

Widower Sudhangsu is going to be married with Soma, daughter of Sir Haraprasad. Sudhangsu declares that his first wife Kalpana committed suicide on a railway track in Burma, stating that she was mentally challenged. At the time of the marriage rituals a local advocate, Suren Banerjee, comes with a lady who claims that she herself is Kalpana and that Sudhangshu is committing bigamy. Sudhangsu strongly denies and claims that she is an imposter. In the meantime a mysterious person name Samadder invaded Sudhangsu's house and stole some ornaments of the deceased Kalpana.

With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Bikash Roy, Sharmila Tagore, Kamal Mitra, Utpal Dutt, Sabitri Chatterjee, ...

Joradighir Chowdhury Paribar(1966)

1h 35min | Drama, Kids & Family

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With Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Asit Baran, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Bikash Roy, Kali Banerjee, ...

One's Own People(1968)

2h 15min | Drama

Set against the backdrop of the political violence that rocked India, and West Bengal in particular, in the late 1960s, it tells the story of an aged widow in a village who goes to Calcutta to stay with relatives, but faces only exploitation. She moves to a slum, and finds her "own people" in a group of educated, unemployed youth, who are caught up inexorably in the prevalent violence.

Directed by Tapan Sinha - With Chaya Devi, Samit Bhanja

Never Came(1961)

2h 21min | Drama

The emergence of the educated middle-class. Shawkat’s life as a bohemian artist perfectly illustrates the life of an artist in Dhaka during the 60s. When Shawkat’s father loses his job, and eventually dies, the reality of living in a capitalist society as an artist dawns on him.

Directed by Zahir Raihan
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