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5 must-watch Bengali films on ZEE5 Global

Here are the top picks for you to binge on this festive season with your friends and family.

By: Mohnish Singh

As Bengalis around the world celebrate Poila Baisakh, the Bengali New Year, it is time to immerse in the vast library of Bengali cinema on ZEE5 Global. Here are the top picks for you to binge on this festive season with your friends and family.

Shesh Pata

Get ready to delve into the complexities of relationships and human emotions with Shesh Pata. Starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, this is the story of a formerly well-known author, living a life of debt, who receives an opportunity and an advance fee to write about his late wife. But, when he is unable to deliver, he seeks a ghostwriter to help him. The movie was acclaimed as a Best Picture at the latest Filmafare Awards and Prosenjit Chatterjee won Best Actor in the Leading Role in Filmfare Awards Bangla 2024.

Abar Proloy

For those searching for a gripping thriller, Abar Proloy is the perfect choice. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Srijit Mukherji and starring Saswata Chatterjee, this edge-of-your-seat thriller keeps you guessing until the very end. Crime Branch officer Animesh Datta is on a mission to catch the mastermind of a girl child trafficking racket in Sunderban. Will he be able to track down the culprit before more young girls disappear?

Projapoti

Unravel the complexities of modern-day relationships with Projapoti. This thought-provoking film explores the dynamics of love and marriage in contemporary society. Featuring legend Bengali actor Mithun Chakraborty along with Dev, and Mamata Shankar, amongst others, this story is about a 65-year-old widower, Gour, who lives with his son, Joy. His only wish is to see Joy get married. What is holding back Joy, a busy wedding planner, from planning his own wedding?

Shabash Feluda

No celebration of Bengali cinema would be complete without a tribute to the legendary detective Feluda. Shabash Feluda brings to life Satyajit Ray’s iconic character with a modern twist. Starring Parambrata Chatterjee, the plot revolves around Feluda and Topshe are to solve a case in Gangtok assigned by Mr. Sasadhar Bose. They are to look into the accidental death of his business partner Selvankar. What role does the Yamantaka idol play?

Roktokorobi

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of Roktokorobi, a cinematic masterpiece that transcends time and space. Featuring Vikram Chatterjee, Raima Sen and Tulika Basu, the show is around Satyaki, a psychologist, who quits practice after a patient commits suicide. He leaves the city to visit his aunt’s house in Uraldanga but gets involved in the mystery behind the sudden deaths in the family.

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