2018 Mid Year Checkpoint – Bangla Films

Continuing with the mid year analysis on films, we look at what worked and what did not for Bangla films so far

Again – has been relatively a good year for Bangla films so far with Haami, Uma, Drishtikone, Guptodhan-er sandhane and Ghare & Baire all seeing commercial success and Ahare Mon and Shonar Pahar opening to excellent reviews. Hoping for the trend to continue for the rest of the year, if anything, bangla films does need to make good money so that better projects can be funded..

So here are the hits and misses ranked strictly based on my personal opinion.. Have not watched too many bangla films (including Haami), so have included Shonar Pahar as well to get a better range, although technically its an early July release..

#BestFilms

1. AHARE MON 
2. SHONAR PAHAR

Special Mentions: Guptodhon-er Sandhane
Disappointments: Drishtikone, Ghare & Baire (especially after its interesting trailer), Aschhe Abar Shabor

 

#BestDirectors

1. PRATIM D GUPTA (Ahare Mon)
2. PARAMBRATA CHATTOPADHYAY (Shonar Pahar)

Special Mentions: Srijit Mukherji (for an okayish comeback for Uma, after his previous films going completely downhill)
Disappointments: Kaushik Ganguly (painful to see how someone like him could make Drishtikone), Arindam Sil (Aschhe Abar Shabor)

 

#BestActors

1. ADIL HUSSAIN (Ahare Mon)
2. ANJAN DUTTA (Uma)
3. SRIJATO BANDOPADHYAY (Shonar Pahar)
4. ANJAN DUTTA (Ahare Mon)

Special Mentions: Rudranil Ghosh (Uma), Jisshu Sengupta (Shonar Pahar, Ghare & Baire), Abir Chatterjee (Guptodhan-er Sandhane)
Disappointments: Jisshu Sengupta (Uma), Prosenjit Chattopadhyay (Drishtikone)

 

#BestActresses

1. TANUJA (Shonar Pahar)
2. CHURNI GANGULY (Drishtikone)
3. MAMATA SHANKAR (Ahare Mon)
4. CHITRANGADA CHAKRABORTY (Ahare Mon)

Special Mentions: Paoli Dam (Ahare Mon), Sara Sengupta (Uma)
Disappointments: Rituparna Sengupta (Drishtikone), Koel Mallik (Ghare & Baire)

 

#BestMusicAlbum + #BestBackgroundScore

1. ANUPAM ROY (Uma)
2. NEEL DUTT (Ahare Mon)
3. NEEL DUTT (Shonar Pahar)

 

#BestSongs

1. Monta Ahare (Durnibar Saha – Ahare Mon)
2. Amar Dukkhogulo (Iman chakraborty – Drishtikone)
3. Jaago Jaago Uma (Rupankar Bagchi – Uma)
4. Ahare Mon (Madhubanti Bagchi – Ahare Mon)
5. Esho Bondhu (Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury – Uma)
6. Ekta Mon (Anupam Roy – Shonar Pahar)

Have loved so many songs from so many films after long, hoping for more to come…

Looking forward to a positive second half of the year – Jonakee, Nagar Kirtan, Maati and more.. Hopefully Kishore Kumar Junior, Bijoya find a release this year too.. Lets wait and watch…

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