Bengali cinema has a long history of creating engrossing detective films that captivate spectators with their compelling stories, perplexing puzzles, and endearing characters. Bengali filmmakers' inventiveness and storytelling prowess has been on display in these movies, which frequently combine aspects of mystery, crime, and drama. In this article, we examine the top 10 detective Bengali films that have become enduring classics in the genre and gripped viewers.
1. Chiriyakhana (1967)
Satyajit Ray's famous detective movie "Chiriyakhana" stars Ray's well-known character, Feluda, a private detective. The mystery surrounding the deaths of a group of guys connected to a social club centers the film. Fans of detective movies must watch "Chiriyakhana" because of its compelling plot, top-notch acting, and moody graphics. The icing on the cake is that "mahanayak"
appears in the movie as
2. Sonar Kella (1974)
Another well-known figure is introduced in Satyajit Ray's film "Sonar Kella," which stars
as the young investigator Feluda. In this quest, Feluda looks into the case of a young child who claims to know where a buried treasure is. "Sonar Kella" continues to be a favorite among fans of detective movies thanks to its intriguing plot, beautiful locales, and captivating acting.
3. Byomkesh Bakshi (2010)
Anjan Dutt's film "Byomkesh Bakshi" is based on the well-known detective persona established by
. The movie, which takes place in Calcutta in 1942, demonstrates Byomkesh Bakshi's sharp mind as he solves a string of murders. "Byomkesh Bakshi" pays homage to the enduring detective legacy in Bengali literature with its period setting, sophisticated plot, and great performances.
4. Satyanweshi Byomkesh (2019)
Rituparno Ghosh's riveting detective film Satyanweshi Byomkesh is set in Bengal. Byomkesh Bakshi, a well-known investigator created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, stars in the movie, which follows him as he investigates a complicated murder case. and
deliver standout performances, and the film "Satyanweshi Byomkesh" successfully brings the renowned investigator to life on screen with its evocative backdrop, compelling plot, and outstanding acting. A must-see for fans of detective fiction, the movie delves deep into the human psyche while demonstrating Byomkesh's sharp mind, keen observational skills, and unwavering quest for the truth.
5. Bhooter Bhabishyat" (2012):
Anik Dutta's film "Bhooter Bhabishyat" successfully blends comedy with mystery freshly and interestingly. The story centers around the eccentric residents of a haunted mansion, both living and dead. "Bhooter Bhabishyat" gives a novel perspective on the detective genre with its witty language, oddball characters, and otherworldly undertones.
6. Detective (2020)
A contemporary detective drama directed by
, "Detective" stars
as investigator Byomkesh Bakshi. The film, set in Kolkata in the 1970s, follows Byomkesh as he looks into a string of homicides. "Detective" is a compelling contribution to the Bengali detective genre thanks to its gritty setting, intriguing plot twists, and excellent performances.
7. Baadshahi Angti (2014)
The captivating Bengali detective movie "Baadshahi Angti" is based on Satyajit Ray's well-known detective creation, Feluda. The plot of the Sandip Ray-directed film centers on Feluda's attempt to solve the mystery surrounding the "Baadshahi Angti" (Emperor's Ring), a priceless piece of Mughal art. The movie takes the spectator on an exciting voyage packed with hints, deception, and thrilling adventures thanks to its intriguing plot, suspenseful twists, and compelling performances. By keeping viewers on the edge of their seats and highlighting Feluda's intelligence and humour as he solves intricate riddles, "Baadshahi Angti" perfectly replicates the essence of Ray's legendary detective series.
8. Byomkesh Gotro (2018)
The captivating Bengali detective movie Byomkesh Gotro is based on Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's well-known investigator Byomkesh Bakshi. The film, which
directed, follows Byomkesh as he looks into a puzzling case involving a missing individual and an artifact that has been taken. "Byomkesh Gotro" perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the venerable detective series with its compelling plot, moody backdrop, and top-notch performances. With its thrilling story twists, astute deductions, and compelling Byomkesh depiction by actor Abir Chatterjee, the movie keeps spectators on the edge of their seats. By successfully bringing the well-known literary character to life, "Byomkesh Gotro" delights viewers and whets their appetite for more mystery-solving escapades.
9. Double Feluda (2016)
The beloved detective Feluda, played by Sabyasachi Chakraborty, returns in the Sandip Ray-directed film "Double Feluda" and embarks on a new series of exploits. The movie is divided into two interrelated tales that send Feluda and his friends on exciting adventures. "Double Feluda" pays homage to the continuing history of detective movies in Bengali videography with its charming nostalgia, astute structuring, and compelling acting.
10. Mishawr Rawhosyo (2013)
A thrilling Bengali adventure movie called Mishawr Rawhoshyo is based on Sunil Gangopadhyay's well-known fictitious character Kakababu. The film, which directed, transports viewers on an exciting adventure as Kakababu and his nephew Santu set out on a mission to learn the truth about the fabled "Mishawr Rawhoshyo" (The Egyptian Mystery). "Mishawr Rawhoshyo" blends mystery, action, and suspense with its compelling plot, exotic settings, and tense acting. The movie transports audiences into a realm of mystery, old legends, and unexpected turns while portraying Kakababu's unbreakable spirit and unrelenting search for the truth.