2016 has come to an end, but not for the cine lovers. As 'Double Feluda' and 'Byomkesh Pawrbo' release in this week, there are lots more left to see in this year. Anyway, that doesn't mean we are not looking forward to 2017 Bengali movies. There are some great films lined up for next year. Some of them, have already shown a great potential to become a hit at the box-office. Here we have listed 10 eagerly awaited upcoming movies of 2017 which should be on your must-watch list.
Kaushik Ganguly's upcoming movie is a love story that blooms in the border of India and Bangladesh. Starring Abir Chatterjee and Jaya Ahsan in the lead, the new pair looks promising. Chances are, the actor duo will add lots of freshness on the screen. Ganguly's unmatched style of storytelling is definitely a plus for this one. Releasing during the Poila Boisakh, the film might repeat the success story of 'Bastu Shaap' for the filmmaker.
Directed by Arindam Sil, Durga Sohay is a family drama that blooms in a traditional, wealthy Basak family in North Kolkata. In the movie, Deepankar Dey essays the most elderly person. Bratya Basu and Indrashish Roy play his sons who take care of the family business of gold jewelry. Sohini Sorcar plays Durga, a nurse, who joined to serve Dey's character but becomes a part of the family, eventually. But, when something went missing, Durga is accused of theft. Finally, on the night of Dashami, dacoits raid the house can make a mark at the box-office in the coming year.
The fans are waiting for 'Dhumketu' to arrive for long. The release of this Dev and Subhasree starrer film that was shot long ago, has been postponed for several times. As per the latest news, Kaushik Ganguly's directorial venture may release in January 2017. Even after, several delays, people have not lost their interest in the first movie to be made under Dev's home production, which is a good news for the film. Dev and Subhasree's come back as a pair (on-screen, obviously) will give it an advantage over others.
After delivering back-to-back blockbusters like 'Bela Shese' and 'Praktan', it won't be an exaggeration calling Shiboprosad-Nandini's next one of the most awaited films of Tollywood. Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Lili Chakraborty, Mimi, Jisshu Sengupta, and Paran Bandyopadhyay, the film revolves around a custody case fought between his parents and grandparents of a kid. The director duo has made a track record of connecting with the audience with their story. The stellar cast makes it a must watch for all.
Dev's home production has been made into the headlines since its announcement. Directed by Raj Chakraborty, 'Chaamp' tells the tale of a heavyweight boxer struggling to achieve excellence and success. There are good possibilities that Bangla movie lovers, who hardly get to see a sports movie, will accept and appreciate this unwanted effort. Supermodel turned actress Rukmini Maitra can add some great amount of oomph factor in the movie.
Nabab is an upcoming Bangladesh-India joint venture action thriller film directed by Joydeep Mukharjee. The film is produced by Abdul Aziz and Himashnu Dhanuka under the banner of Jaaz Multimedia. It stars Shakib Khan in lead role who plays an intelligence agent from Bangladesh tasked with a secret operation in West Bengal. Subhasree Ganguly plays the lead female role who falls in love with Khan. The film was the second collaboration of Shakib Khan with Joydeep Mukherjee after Shikari (2016).
Whenever 'Bhooter Bhabiswat' director announces a film, it becomes a memorable episode of Bangla cinema. When the eminent filmmaker started shooting for 'Meghnad Badh Rahasya', the audience's excitement got an instant boost. Starring Abir Chatterjee, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Gargee, and Vickram Chatterjee, the star cast itself is a reason to get hooked to the movie. Also, being a thriller, the film will get a target audience of its own.
Birsa Dasgupta has recently hit the floor with a new venture starring Yash Dasgupta and Nusrat Jahan as the lead. According to the director of 'Gangster', this is a cat and mouse chase between a police officer and a criminal mastermind. If this is not enough, it will definitely intrigue you. The prime attraction of the film is Prosenjit Chatterjee, who will be playing the main antagonist i.e. a genius yet evil scientist in this yet-to-be-named movie. Now, this is something, no movie buff would like to miss.
Among all the movies that are lined up for a 2017 release, 'Amazon Obhijan' is undoubtedly the biggest name in the list. With Dev retrieving his role as Shankar, this adventure movie is going to stun the viewers with everything that was unseen in Bangla cinema. The team has gone to the jungle of Amazon and shot under the water to make it a majestic experience for the audience. 'Amazon Obhijan' is to have a Durga Puja release.
As 'Boss' enjoyed a huge success at the box office, the makers decided to recreate the magic with Boss 2. For a long time, the talk was on which finally got a confirmation as Jeet's Grassroot Entertainment collaborated with Bangladesh's Jaaz Multimedia to bankroll the movie. The fans now can expect to see their superstar in yet another action flick.