Tollywood is blessed to have a versatile actor like Parambrata Chattopadhyay in the film industry. Unknown to many, he has inherited his extraordinary acting skills from his grandfather Ritwik Gathak. Owing to the genes passed on to him by his parents, who are film critics, he is shining bright like a diamond in the industry. Parambrata has given many fantastic content-oriented films to us that elevated him to the pinnacle of his acting career. Tollywood has also undergone upgradation, thanks to his movies. Listed below are the top 10 films of Parambrata Chattopadhyay everybody must watch.
1. Kalbela (2009)
Set against the backdrop of The Naxalite Movement, based on the true story by Samares Mazumdar, Kalbela is a movie where Parambrata is a leader (Animesh), full of determination yet calm. He is the leader of the uprising of the student movement that created uproar in Kolkata during the 60s and 70s that claimed the life of many young blood and masses.
2. Baishey Shrabon (2011)
Baishey Shrabon is a mind-numbing, substantial psychological thriller movie of a serial killing murder mystery. Parambrata plays the role of a talented uninhibited investigator who gets indulged so much into the case that it affects his relationship with his girlfriend. The performance of Parambrata trying to solve the mystery of the criminal creating havoc in Kolkata is noteworthy. He shared the screen with the superstar
, yet it did not eclipse his acting talents.
3. Hemlock Society (2012)
Hemlock Society is a dark movie that revolves around grave matters involving life, relationships, and living. Ananda (Parambrata), the society’s founder, gives lessons to successfully commit suicide to people who are frustrated by contemporary emotions and have given up on life. Everything in life changes when Ananda meets the love of his life. We saw the flamboyant side of Parambrata reflected in this movie, never seen before. This movie shows people celebrating life and how life is always above death.
4. Kahani (2012)
Kahani is the breakthrough movie of Parambrata’s acting career. Acting in a supporting role as a cop of Kolkata Police, Rana (Parambrata) assists the lead actor, played by
, in her quest to find her missing husband. Shot in Kolkata, the movie gives a glimpse of the raw parts of Kolkata. There is no doubt in defining this movie as an enthralling watch.
5. Proloy (2013)
Proloy is a movie that sheds light on the sexual crimes against the women and children of a village in rural Bengal. The role of Barun Biswas is played by Parambrata. He is a schoolmaster who is a believer in non-violence. Unable to bear the wrath on women by the hooligans, backed by political parties, he protests against them. When things go awry, Barun is assassinated. The movie gets interesting when the criminals get murdered, and the case gets complicated.
6. Chotuskone (2014)
Chotuskone is a movie that brings four directors together through a mysterious producer. Joybroto (Parambrata) was one of the directors who were told to make movies based on the theme of death. To reveal the identity of the anonymous producer, they encounter many of their secrets.
7. Cinemawala (2016)
Parambrata leaves the audience in admiration with his superlative performance in Cinemaware as Prakash, son of Paranendu Das (Paran Bandhopadhyay). The story revolves around the conflict between a father and a son where the father is still basking in the glory of the past times of single-screen movie theatres while the son wants to upgrade it into a theatre. The movie also portrays the lamentation of the owners of the old movie theatres with the advent of new and advanced multiplexes.
8. Samantaral (2017)
Parambrata delivers a stellar performance in Samantaral. He plays the role of Sujan, a harmless, compassionate, and misunderstood man with the innocence of a child. Society and his family do not support him for his distinct perspective towards life and disregard him as insane. When his nephew befriends him, both stumble upon some family secrets which were never meant to get exposed in the first place.
9. Dwitiyo Purush (2020)
Set nine years apart, Dwitiyo Purush is a sequel to Baishey Shrabon. It is again a dark, bold, and gory movie dealing with the killing spree of the notorious deranged criminal Khoka (Anirban Sarkar) in Kolkata’s Chinatown. The character of Parambrata has developed through the years, but what did not change is his obsession with work and his constant urge to prove himself. He is again involved in the serial killing case that creates issues in his marital life. The story ends with an unanticipated twist leaving the audience shaken. The brilliant performances of Parambrata and Anirban make the movie highly recommendable.
10. Antardhaan (2021)
Shot in the picturesque Himachal Pradesh, Antardhaan is a movie that deals with a kidnapping case of a girl who is the daughter of Anirban (Parambrata Chattopadhyay). When there was no call for ransom, CID took over the issue. Whatever happens after this is the focus of the movie. Unable to take any further anxiety, Anirban and his wife sought the help of a mystic woman who gave them some details of their daughter’s whereabouts. The movie is visually pleasing, while the theme is unpleasant. There is a twist at the end of the film that exposes the truth about the characters.