1950s Bengali-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 61 movies or TV shows/series

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Pather Panchali(1955)

2h 5min | Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 158 votes)

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

The Music Room(1958)

| 1h 40min | Drama, Music
3.8/5 (with 61 votes)

A wealthy landlord who lives a decadent life with his wife and son. His passion - his wife would call it his addiction - is music, and he spends a great deal of his fortune on concerts held for the locals in his magnificent music room. He feels threatened by his neighbour, a commoner who has attained riches through business dealings. His passion for music and quest for social respect are his undoing, as he sacrifices his family and wealth trying to retain it.

Directed by Satyajit Ray - With Chhabi Biswas, Wahid Khan, Begum Akhtar, Tulsi Lahiri, Gangapada Basu


1h 50min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 97 votes)

Aparajito picks up where the first film leaves off, with Apu and his family having moved away from the country to live in the bustling holy city of Varanasi (then known as Benares). As Apu progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager, eventually studying in Kolkata, we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother. This tenderly expressive, often heart-wrenching film, which won three top prizes at the Venice Film Festival, including the Golden Lion, not only extends but also spiritually deepens the tale of Apu.

Apur Sansar(1959)

| 1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 93 votes)

Apu is a jobless ex-student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding...

Jagte Raho(1956)

2h 17min | Thriller, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Entering an apartment block in search of a drink of water, a naive peasant finds himself mistaken for a thief and is chased by the residents. Whilst evading capture, he inadvertently exposes the venality and dishonesty of the building's middle class occupants.

Directed by Sombhu Mitra, Amit Maitra - With Raj Kapoor, Iftekhar, Pran, Nargis


1h 56min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Rahmat, a middle-aged fruit seller from Afghanistan, comes to Calcutta to hawk his merchandise and befriends a small Bengali girl called Mini who reminds him of his own daughter back in Afghanistan. One day Rehmat receives news of his daughter’s illness and decides to return to Afghanistan. But before he goes a violent fight with a customer leads to Rehmat killing him. He gets out of prison ten years later. Based on a Rabindranath Tagore story.

Directed by Tapan Sinha - With Chhabi Biswas, Manju Dey, Jiben Bose, Kali Banerjee, Jahor Roy


1h 42min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Bimal is a taxi-driver in a small provincial town. He lives alone, his taxi (an old 1920 Chevrolet jalopy which he named Jagaddal) is his only companion and, although very battered, it is the apple of Bimal's eye.

Directed by Ritwik Ghatak - With Kali Banerjee, Anil Chatterjee, Gangapada Basu, Tulsi Chakraborty, Kajal Gupta, Keshto Mukherjee, ...

Parosh Pathar(1958)

1h 51min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

An underpaid middle-aged clerk finds a stone that changes iron to gold on touch.

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush(1958)

2h 7min | Comedy

A living human being's funny adventure in hell. The film focuses on the Hindi mythology of the God of Death and how his messengers snatches the life of any living being who has supposedly completed his days on the Earth. The story focuses on the mistake of two messengers who mistakenly pronounce a man dead even before he was supposed to be. Knowing of this goof-up, the god of death gets scared as no living person is supposed to enter 'Hell". Nevertheless, due to the good deeds performed by this human being while he was alive, he is given permission to travel to Heaven where he begins searching for his wife who had passed away sometime back.

With Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Basabi Nandi, Chhabi Biswas, Pahari Sanyal, Kamal Mitra, Tulsi Chakraborty, ...

The Bose Family(2019)

1h 50min | Drama

Legendary figures of Indian cinema Aparna Sen and Soumitra Chatterjee head up the ensemble cast of this bittersweet tale of family ties and disillusionment. An elderly couple is celebrating their 50th anniversary, and family members gather at their once magnificent, now largely decrepit mansion, where they married a half-century before. As relatives young and old arrive and reminisce about their lives, stories are exchanged about the great family's past. But it does not take long to see that reality is more complicated than family myth. Long-buried family secrets inevitably arise as do secrets that may have been better kept locked away. To face the "fading pride of a nebulous past," family closeness is needed now more than ever. Suman Ghosh directs with a fine eye for the pretensions and wrongdoings of the upper middle class as well as its underlying strength and pain.

Directed by Nirmal Dey - With Sabitri Chatterjee, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Supriya Devi, Pahari Sanyal

Sabar Uparey(1955)

Shankar was a young lawyer in pursuit of making it big in the professional world. However his world is turned upside down when he comes to know that his father, who knew went missing, was in real spending his lifetime in the jail as he was incorrectly accused of murdering a lady named Hemangini. His mother urges him to reinvestigate into the case and save his father. He goes to Kishnanagar in search of the people and the evidences which would help him to prove his father’s innocence. He meets Rita, an young and charming lady who assists him. They fall in love. Shankar faces a lot of roadblocks while trying to collect clues most of them which were imposed by the actual murderer. However he solves the mystery in the end and his father is thus, released from prison.

Directed by Agradoot - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Roma Dasgupta, Chhabi Biswas, Pahari Sanyal, Shobha Sen

Basu Paribar(1952)

1h 39min | Kids & Family, Drama

A job in the jute mill drive Sitesh away from his brother Nitesh and sister-in-law and lands him into a stream of marriage proposals and attempts by colleagues to make him their son-in-law. What will happen when he falls in love and is not accepted by the father of the girl?

Directed by Nirmal Dey - With Sabitri Chatterjee, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Supriya Devi, Pahari Sanyal
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Adarsha Hindu Hotel(1957)

2h 21min

Darsha Hindu Hotel is a Bengali drama film directed by Ardhendu Sen based on the same name novel of Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay.[1][2] This film was released on 31 May 1957 under the banner of Sreelekha Pictures.


Maryada was a Bengali drama film directed by Digambar Chattopadhyay. This movie was released on 15 December 1950 in the banner of Bhabani Kalamandir Limited. This is the third and first movie of legendary Bengali actor Uttam Kumar and Bibhu Bhattacharya appeared respectively. In this movie Uttam Kumar leap on a song for the first time in his career.

With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Pahari Sanyal, Kamal Mitra, Jiben Bose, Nripati Chattopadhyay, Nabadwip Haldar, ...

Sharey Chuattar(1953)

3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

The owner of Annapurna boarding house facing an upcoming trouble for let in a girl in the boys hostel.

Directed by Nirmal Dey - With Tulsi Chakraborty, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Roma Dasgupta, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Jahor Roy, Nabadwip Haldar, ...


2h 4min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Kanchan, all of eight years old, is always up to pranks and mischief in his village home. He finds his father a cruel demon who keeps his mother oppressed and imprisoned. In his dreams, the big city is El Dorado, until he reaches there.

Directed by Ritwik Ghatak - With Kali Banerjee, Keshto Mukherjee, Jahor Roy


2h 1min | Drama

Indrani Mukherjee the only daughter of a staunch brahmin in a village studies at Kolkata and stays in a girls' hostel. She meets Sudarshan Dutta, who had a brilliant career as a student and is doing his PhD. They fall in love, and Indrani wants to get married with him as soon as possible. She goes back to her village and informs her father of her intention to get married, Indrani's father takes umbrage as Sudarshan is not a Brahmin and also unemployed. Sudarshan too warns Indrani that he won't be able to provide for her. Indrani marries Sudarshan and is tormented at Sudarshan's house by his mother and sisters in law because of several emotional strains at play. To avoid further complications at home, Indrani gets a job as a teacher in Dinajpur. One day, after a heated exchange between two people that started their journey fiercely loving and trusting one another, Sudarshan leaves Indrani and goes in search of a job elsewhere.

Directed by Nirendranath Lahiri - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Roma Dasgupta, Chhabi Biswas, Tulsi Chakraborty, Jiben Bose, Shyam Laha, ...


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

Wonder World(1959)

1h 38min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Arjun is a very lonely person. He doesn't know what life is. Every day for him is a struggle. So he becomes a criminal. Jail is a safe custody for him because food is always available in jail. So he tries to return to the place, but all his efforts gone in vain, then he travels to a place and meets a father. He is the principal of a missionary residential school. In that place Arjun meets Miss Chaterjee, a teacher. At first she doesn't like him, but shortly she started to realise Arjun's quality. Arjun is an also a very good singer, but again for his bad reputation police catches him and send him to the jail. In court some students actually support him and thus all the misunderstanding solved and the truth prevails.

With Gangapada Basu, Bidhayak Bhattacharya, Tulsi Chakraborty, Sabitri Chatterjee, Tarun Kumar, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, ...

Lakh Taka(1953)

The movie tells about the story of fakkaram a.k.a. fakka and his love along with his family and his greedy relatives in search of a valuable amount of money left by a millionaire.

Directed by Nirendranath Lahiri - With Sabitri Chatterjee, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Chhabi Biswas, Jahor Roy, Nripati Chattopadhyay, ...

Pathey Holo Deri(1957)

2h 26min | Romance / Love, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Poor but brilliant doctor Jayanta (Uttam Kumar) and Mallika (Suchitra Sen), the grand-daughter of one of the richest men in Darjeeling, fall head over heels in love. Mallika's grandfather is not amused and tries to break up the affair when Jayanta goes abroad to study for a higher degree. Will true love conquer all?

Directed by Agradoot - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Roma Dasgupta, Chhabi Biswas, Anup Kumar

Harano Sur(1957)

2h 42min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

An amnesiac after a train accident, Alok Mukherjee (Uttam Kumar) is rescued on escaping from the asylum where he is admitted by doctor Roma Banerjee (Suchitra Sen) who takes him to her father's (Pahadi Sanyal) country house in a village called Palaspur. There, while treating him she falls for him and he for her. They marry but a second accident makes him recall his life as a rich businessman in Calcutta and forget the memories spent with Roma. Roma follows him to Calcutta and meets him there but he doesn't recognise her. He hires her as governess to his niece instead. Roma keeps trying to simulate Alok's memory but is looked at suspiciously by Lata, Alok's fiancee in Calcutta who thinks Roma is snatching Alok away from her and who complains to Alok's mother. The latter has Roma kicked out. Alok realizing she is from Palaspur and that is where he got back his memory goes there and regains his memory of times spent with Roma there. All's well that end well.


1h 52min | Mystery, Thriller

The movie revolves with the unwanted incedents happened in princly state Ratnagarh. After the murder of the king Chandrakanta, one Dr. Palit (Kamal Mitra) asked for help to one Detective Smarajit Sen (Shisir Batabyal), as a family friend. Detective Sen sent his assistant Bimal to Ratnagarh to investigate and ascertain the security of young Kumar Bahadur, new predecessors of the royal family of the estate. They observed that a mysterious lady Manjusri (Manju De) sing uncanny song in the adjacent water body near the palace. Mr Gupta (Bikash Roy), a suspicious botanist stayed in the neighbourhood also roamed in that locality. It revealed that he was deprived of real property of the royal family and took revenge by killing the members of the family. He used one deaf and dumb porter as a hired killer. Ultimately he has been killed by the detective at the end before he could commit another murder.

Directed by Ajoy Kar - With Manju Dey, Bikash Roy, Kamal Mitra

One Night(1956)

2h 19min | Drama, Comedy

This film revolves with miscommunication and misunderstanding of two couples and their family which cause series of laughter. Sushavan Dutta and his wife, Anita, were invited at their relative Digbijay babu's house. While in journey Anita misses train and Sushavan has to journey with another lady Santana. Santana is the wife of famous political leader Shailesh. At night they take shelter as husband and wife in Gosaiji's hotel, Harimatar Panthashala because Gosaiji allows married couples only. Santana carries a puppy with her, which run away from the garden of the hotel and Sushovan has to chase it at night. When Anita's mother comes to know that Sushavan is untraced, she becomes angry and make chaotic situation.

Directed by Chitta Basu - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Roma Dasgupta, Tulsi Chakraborty, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Anup Kumar, Shyam Laha, ...


Swarupa, an introvert, fails to express her love to Kushal, who falls for Abala, a rich and beautiful woman. However, things take a sharp turn when greedy Abala leaves him for a wealthier man. Based on the story by eminent Bengali writer Subodh Ghosh who was also a member of the screen adaptation team.

Directed by Agradoot - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Roma Dasgupta, Chhabi Biswas, Anubha Gupta, Kamal Mitra, Chandrabati Devi, ...

The Judge(1959)

1h 58min | Drama

The plot revolves with series of flashbacks which reveals a judge's past and hidden secretes. Gyanendra, a judge lives with his wife Sarama. Being the Judge, every time of trial of similar cases he remembers his past, the truth about his questionable actions. Gyanendra always recalls when he was a popular lawyer, married to Sumoti, a suspicious and rude lady. But he had a weak feelings for his professor's daughter Sarama. One day Gyanendra's house was burnt and his first wife Sumoti dies. Gyanendra could not make any attempt to save her perhaps he was unable bear Sumati further. Thereafter he marries Sarama and becomes a judge but he realizes his crime and those past haunts him much.

Thirst for Life(1957)

2h 20min | Drama

A philanderer only son of a millionaire is attracted to a poor orphan artist, whose god-brother is a hater of rich people, and would go to any extent to get money off them.What would happen when the roles reverse?

Directed by Asit Sen - With Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Bikash Roy, Roma Dasgupta, Pahari Sanyal, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Tarun Kumar, ...


1h 54min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Kankal is a social horror drama which shows how a spirit can fulfil its desire with its intense power. The story begins with Abhay being killed by a skeleton and police come for the inspection. Dr. Sanyal takes us back to the story where Tarala got married to Rattan, a rich man. But Tarala's sister-in-law's brother, Abhay was in love with Tarala whom Tarala didn't like for his bad attitude and lower education. So to take the revenge, Abhay married Rattan's sister. By moulding Rattan, Abhay took all his wealth and tried to rape Tarala. Though Rattan came to save her, he was being driven out by Abhay. In this situation Tarala passes away unknowingly and Abhay tried to hide her dead body by throwing it in the river. Rattan unable to find his wife became mad and roamed around in search for her.

Moner Mayur(1954)

1h 42min | Drama

Anu and Binay love each other and wish to get married but face opposition from her greedy uncle. They decide to elope but are caught and separated due to unforeseen circumstances.

Rani Rashmoni(1955)

Rani Rashmoni is a Bengali Movie by kali Prasad Ghosh.

Directed by Kali Prasad Ghosh - With Molina Devi, Chhabi Biswas, Asit Baran, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Pahari Sanyal, Gurudas Banerjee, ...
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