Eagoler Chokh (2016)

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The direct sequel to Ebar Shabor, the film further dives deeper into the psyche of our leading man ACP Shabor Dasgupta as he goes through the investigation of yet another murder. The film further hits hard on the fragile social and cultural conundrums of the Bengali high society, especially a rich entrepreneur named Bishan Roy. The film was another roaring box office and critical success and further established director Arindam Sil as one highly competitive director.

Badshahi Angti (2014)

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Director Sandip Ray helmed this thriller film which was based on a Satyajit Ray novel of the same name. Taking forward the Feluda legend, the film had Abir Chatterjee as Feluda and made waves across the Bangla speaking belt. Known for their quality taste when it comes to films, the Bengali audience loved the film and made it one of the biggest hits of the year. The film follows the tale of Feluda and his cousin Topse as they set out to solve the mystery about a missing ring that belonged to the emperor. The film was appreciated for its technical finesse and the storyline that had equal amounts of drama and mystery.

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Royal Bengal Rahasya (2011)

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Another masterpiece from Sandip Ray, this film also an adaptation of a Satyajit Ray novel of the same name. Sabyasachi Chakrabarty took on the role of Feluda this time and was accompanied by Saheb Bhattacharya as Topshe. The story begins when Feluda and some of his friends are invited over by a rich friend of them who happens to be a hunter. As everybody else thinks that a tiger had killed him, Feluda doesn’t assume that. The entire film revolves around him trying his best to catch the real murderer, but the chase isn’t very easy this time around.

Abar Byomkesh (2011)

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Byomkesh Bakshi has been to the Bengali literature and films as Sherlock Holmes has been to American and English literature and cinema. Before the Hindi film based on Byomkesh Bakshi came out, this classic telling of the detective’s story made its way onto the silver screen in 2011 and made waves. Directed by Anjan Dutt, the film told the story about Byomkesh as he is ill and still takes up a case, where he had to find the culprit behind a stolen photograph. The film becomes layered and detailed as the time passes by and by the end of it, it registers as one of the most chilling accounts of cases of Bakshi.

Thana Theke Aschi (2010)

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Thana Theke Aschi was a remake of the original film made in 1965, which starred Bengali superstar Uttam Kumar in the leading role. Written and directed by Saran Dutta, the film turned out to be one of the best-regarded films of the year. The mystery thriller told the story of a policeman who is invited to attend the wedding of a rich businessman. A suicide case happens somewhere else and now the cop has to find the connections between the two events and land upon a conclusion.

Khoj (2017)

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One of the most recent additions to the list is this independent psychological thriller named Khoj, helmed by Arka Ganguly. Police inspector Shyam Bose goes to investigate a house which is said to be haunted as screams are heard from the top floor from time to time. But the owner of the house doesn’t let the police enter and says that it is his sick wife who screams due to pain incited by injections. The suspicions lead to a thorough research and give rise to some of the most chilling scenes ever filmed in Bengali cinema.

Ahilya Short film (2015)

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This is a slightly odd entry on the list but definitely deserves a space here. Director Sujoy Ghosh, best known for directing and writing the acclaimed film Kahaani takes on the mythological story of Ahilya and turns it around perfectly molding it in a contemporary setting. The film starred Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte in the leading roles. The film followed the tale of a cop who investigates the missing of some people and enters an artist’s house while on the pursuit. The chilling climax of the film can be hailed as one of the most shocking climaxes ever conjured up.

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