7 Bengali shows and movies to binge watch on Netflix: The Bengali entertainment industry has a lot to offer for lovers of good content. While we’ve all seen South Indian entertainment pieces, it’s time to turn our attention to the Bengali content. The Bengali shows and movies to binge watch on Netflix are a mixed bag that offers lust, passion, murder, mystery, crime, revenge, investigation and much more.
1. KARKAT ROGUE- ZEE5
Karkat Rogue is a medical thriller based on Indranil Sanyal’s novel Karkat Kranti. The story centers on Dr. Beas Banerjee, a female forensic surgeon, who comes across a clandestine racket from another doctor. With the help of Police Inspector Barun Sarkar, she plans to expose it. The show features Chitrangada Chakraborty, Indraneil Sengupta, Rajesh Sharma and Jayant Kripalini.
2. SATYANWESHI BYOMKESH – ZEE5
With iconic sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi, Satyanweshi Byomkesh is an entertaining watch. Featuring Parambrata Chattopadhyay in the titular role, the film is based on the novel Magna Mainak by author Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The plot revolves around the death investigation of Hena Mallick, a beautiful young lady. Directed by Saytantan Ghoshal, the movie keeps getting more interesting with every twist and turn.
Starring Aparajita Adhya, Madhumita, Saurav Das, Cheeni is a quirky mother-daughter saga. The story is a pleasant watch in which the working daughter suddenly has to take care of her mother, whose life after widowhood takes a different turn. Director Mainak Bhaumik takes you through this show on a journey of love, hate, healing and redemption.
4. DOOB: NO ROSEBED – NETFLIX
This brilliant film by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki should not be missed. Starring the legendary Irrfan Khan, this film gives us a glimpse of his sheer genius. Doob: not a bed of roses is said to be based on the life of author and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed. The story centers on the director’s extramarital affair and its impact on his family. Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Rokeya Prachy and Parno Mittra also star in the film.
5. HELLO! HOICHOI
Hey has popular faces such as Raima Sen, Priyanka Sarkar, Joy Sengupta. One of the most popular Bengali series, the story centers on Nandita discovering her husband’s extramarital affair. While the plot sounds predictable, every episode tells you it’s anything but cliché.
6. THE STONEMAN KILLS HOICHOI
Based on true events from 1989, when 13 homeless people were murdered while sleeping on the street in Kolkata, the show will give you goosebumps. The serial killer was named ‘The Stoneman’ for killing people with a heavy stone. The story centers on a journalist who comes across the killer’s diary and gets in-depth details about the gruesome deaths. Featuring Rajatava Dutta, Swastika Mukherjee, Rupankar Bagchi, Arijit Dutta, the series is directed by Ejaz Saiyed, Rafik.
7. SHARE OF AAJ-ZEE5
This original Zee5 series is a captivating watch purely because of its artist and message. Directed by Aritra Sen, Share Aaj is a thriller set in London. The series is made wisely, which keeps the storyline compact. The plot centers around a group of NRI who have come together to celebrate Durga Puja. However, a terrorist group has several other factories.
Bengali movies and shows available on Zee5, Hoichoi and Netflix
Starring: Suprabhat Banerjee, Soumendra Bhattacharya, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Suprobhat Das
Release date: October 2, 2019
Featuring: Kay Kay Menon, Arbaaz Khan, Rukhsar Rehman
Release date: 2009
Platform: Disney + Hotstar
Starring: Parambrata Chatterjee, Riddhi Sen, Kanchan Mullick, Soumya Sengupta, Bidipta Chakraborty, Payel Sarkar, Surangama Bandyopadhyay, Joydeep Mukherjee
Starring: Raima Sen, Priyanka Sarkar, Joy Sengupta