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List of highest-grossing Bengali films

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This is a list of highest-grossing Bengali-language films. This list covers the Bengali cinema in India.

West Bengal film industry

The Bengali film industry is centered in the Tollygunge neighborhood of the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, and has been known by the nickname Tollywood, a portmanteau of the words Tollygunge and Hollywood, since 1932.[1] West Bengal was the center of Indian cinema in the 1930s,[1] with Bengali cinema accounting for a quarter of India's film output in the 1950s.[2] A 2014 report stated that while there were about 100 films created in Bengali every year, fewer than ten percent were breaking even financially.[3]

Highest-grossing films

  film currently playing Background shading indicates films playing in the week commencing 7 January 2022 in theaters around the world.
Rank Movie Year Director Studio(s) Worldwide gross Note
1 Amazon Obhijaan 2017 Kamaleshwar Mukherjee Shree Venkatesh Films 52.20 crore (US$6.9 million) Fictional Sequel of Chander Pahar Written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay Action-Adventure-Drama
2 Chander Pahar 2013 Kamaleswar Mukherjee Shree Venkatesh Films 25.00 crore (US$3.3 million) A film based on the novel, named Chander Pahar. It was reportedly being made with a budget of nearly ₹150 million (US$2.0 million), making it one of the most expensive in the Bengali film industry.
3 Boss 2: Back to Rule 2017 Baba Yadav Jeetz Filmworks

Grassroot Entertainment

12 crore (US$1.6 million)
4 Golondaaj 2021 Dhrubo Banerjee Shree Venkatesh Films 10 crore (US$1.3 million) Based on Indian First Footballer

Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari

5 Paglu 2011 Rajiv Kumar Biswas Surinder Films 9.92 crore (US$1.3 million)
6 Sathi 2002 Haranath Chakraborty Shree Venkatesh Films  9.78 crore (US$1.3 million)
7 Paran Jai Jaliya Re 2009 Rabi Kinagi Shree Venkatesh Films 9.50 crore (US$1.3 million)
8 Nabab 2017 Joydip Mukherjee Jaaz Multimedia

Eskay Movies

₹9.10 crore (US$1.3 million) Indo-Bangla joint production
9 Rangbaaz 2013 Raja Chanda Surinder Films 9.00 crore (US$1.2 million)
10 Chaamp 2017 Raj Chakraborty Dev Entertainment Ventures
Geetsangeet Productions
8.90 crore (US$1.2 million)
11 Khoka 420 2013 Rajiv Kumar Biswas Eskay Movies 8.58 crore (US$1.1 million)
12 Hoichoi Unlimited 2018 Aniket Chattopadhyay Dev Entertainment Ventures  8.56 crore (US$1.1 million)
13 Praktan 2016 Shiboprosad Mukherjee & Nandita Roy Windows Production  8.50 crore (US$1.1 million) [4]
14 Awara 2012 Rabi Kinagi Shree Venkatesh Films 8.50 crore (US$1.1 million)
15 Posto 2017 Shiboprosad Mukherjee
Nandita Roy
Windows Production
Eros International
8.00 crore (US$1.1 million) [5][6][7]
16 Romeo 2011 Sujit Mondal Shree Venkatesh Films  8 crore (US$1.1 million)
17 Yeti Obhijaan  2017 Srijit Mukherjee Shree Venkatesh Films 7.90 crore (US$1.0 million)
18 Khokababu 2012 Ravi Kinagi Eskay Movies 7.71 crore (US$1.0 million)
19 Challenge 2 2012 Raja Chanda Shree Venkatesh Films 7.56 crore (US$1.0 million) [8]
20 Zulfiqar 2016 Srijit Mukherjee Shree Venkatesh Films 7.50 crore (US$1.0 million)
21 I Love You 2007 Ravi Kinagi Shree Venkatesh Films 7.25 crore (US$960,000)
22 Cockpit 2017 kamaleshwar Mukherjee Dev Entertainment Ventures 7.25 crore (US$960,000)
23 Haami 2018 Shiboprosad Mukherjee & Nandita Roy Windows Production 7.20 crore (US$960,000) [9]
24 Mishawr Rawhoshyo 2013 Srijit Mukherjee Shree Venkatesh Films 7.10 crore (US$940,000)
25 Bachchan 2014 Raja Chanda Reliance Entertainment

Grassroot Entertainment

7.09 crore (US$940,000)
26 Durgeshgorer Guptodhon 2019 Dhrubo Banerjee Shree Venkatesh Films 7.01 crore (US$930,000)
27 Shudhu Tomari Jonyo 2015 Birsa Dasgupta Shree Venkatesh Films 7.00 crore (US$930,000) [10]
28 Gumnaami 2019 Srijit Mukherjee Shree Venkatesh Films 7.00 crore (US$930,000)
29 Paglu 2  2012 Sujit Mondal Surinder Films 
6.94 crore (US$920,000) [11]
30 Challenge 2009 Raj Chakraborty Shree Venkatesh Films 6.80 crore (US$900,000)
31 Boss 2013 Baba Yadav Reliance Entertainment 6.75 crore (US$900,000)
32 Dui Prithibi 2010 Raj Chakraborty Shree Venkatesh Films 6.70 crore (US$890,000)
33 Bindaas 2014 Rajiv Kumar Biswas Shree Venkatesh Films 6.50 crore (US$860,000)
34 Bolo Na Tumi Aamar 2010 Sujit Mondal Surinder Films 6.50 crore (US$860,000)

Highest opening days

Rank Film Worldwide gross Source
1 Amazon Obhijaan 2.14 crore (US$280,000)
2 Chander Pahar 90 lakh (US$120,000) [12]
3 Sagardwipey Jawker Dhan 75 lakh (US$100,000)
4 Awara 75 lakh (US$100,000)
5 Sathi 72 lakh (US$96,000)
6 Boss 2: Back to Rule 72 lakh (US$96,000)

Highest opening weeks

Rank Film Worldwide gross Source
1. Amazon Obhijaan 15.04 crore (US$2.0 million) [13]
2. Chander Pahar 4.85 crore (US$640,000) and [12]
3. Awara 3.80 crore (US$500,000) [14]
4. Paglu 3.62 crore (US$480,000) [14]
5. Tonic 3 crore (US$400,000) [14]
6. Golondaaj 2.25 crore (US$300,000) [14]
7. Dwitiyo Purush (film) 2 crore (US$270,000) [14]
8. Durgeshgorer Guptodhon 1.67 crore (US$220,000)

Highest-grossing franchises and film series

Highest-grossing franchises and film series[§] (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show".)
Rank Series Total worldwide box office (in crores) No. of films Average of films (in crores) Highest-grossing film (gross in INR() crores)

Highest-grossing films by year

  film currently playing Background shading indicates films playing in the week commencing 7 January 2022 in theaters around the world.
Films Year Director Box office
Hanabari 1952 Premendra Mitra 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Sharey Chuattor 1953 Nirmal Dey 75 lakh (US$100,000)
Agni Pariksha (1954 film) 1954 Agradoot 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Pather Panchali 1955 Satyajit Ray 70 lakh (US$93,000) (US$1 million)[18]
Shyamali 1956 Ajoy Kar 58 lakh (US$77,000)
Harano Sur 1957 Ajoy Kar 

77 lakh (US$100,000)

Rajlakshmi O Srikanta 1958 Haridas Bhattacharya

70 lakh (US$93,000)

The World of Apu 1959 Satyajit Ray 77.5 lakh (US$100,000)[19]
Chupi Chupi Aashey 1960 Premendra Mitra 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Saptapadi (1961 film)   1961 Ajoy Kar 70 lakh (US$93,000)[19]
Atal Jaler Ahwan 1962 Ajoy Kar 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Saat Pake Bandha  1963 Ajoy Kar 

72 lakh (US$96,000)

Jatugriha  1964 Tapan Sinha 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Thana Theke Aschi (1965 film) 1965 Hiren Nag 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Nayak (1966 film)  1966 Satyajit Ray 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Antony Firingee (film)  1967

Sunil Bannerjee

77 lakh (US$100,000)
Apanjan 1968

Tapan Sinha

70 lakh (US$93,000)
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne 1969 Satyajit Ray 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Nishi Padma 1970 Arabinda Mukhopadhyay 75 lakh (US$100,000)
Dhanyee Meye  1971 Arabinda Mukhopadhyay 75 lakh (US$100,000)
Mem Saheb 1972 Pinaki Mukherjee 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Shriman Prithviraj 1973 Tarun Majumder 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Mouchak 1974 Arabinda Mukhopadhyay 77 lakh (US$100,000)
Sanyasi Raja 1975 Asim Sarkar 75 lakh (US$100,000)
Datta (film) 1976 Ajoy Kar  70 lakh (US$93,000)
Kabita (film) 1977 Bharat Shumsher  80 lakh (US$110,000)
Ganadevata (film) 1978 Tarun Majumdar 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Sabuj Dwiper Raja 1979 Tapan Sinha 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Hirak Rajar Deshe 1980 Satyajit Ray 50 lakh (US$66,000)
Ogo Bodhu Shundori 1981 Salil Dutta 

47 lakh (US$62,000)

Troyee 1982 Gautam Mukherjee

70 lakh (US$93,000)

Protidan 1983 Prabhat Roy 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Kony (film) 1984 Saroj Dey 70 lakh (US$93,000)
Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985 film) 1985 Tarun Majumder 78 lakh (US$100,000)
Pathbhola 1986 Tarun Majumdar

12 lakh (US$16,000)

Amar Sangi 1987 Sujit Guha 80 lakh (US$110,000)
Choto Bou 1988 Anjan Choudhury 85 lakh (US$110,000)
Asha O Bhalobasha 1989 Sujit Guha 88 lakh (US$120,000)
Apan Amar Apan 1990 Tarun Majumdar

50 lakh (US$66,000)

Beder Meye Josna 1991 Tojammel Hoque Bokul 26 crore (US$3.5 million)
Goopy Bagha Phire Elo 1992 Sandip Ray 98 lakh (US$130,000)
Padma Nadir Majhi  1993 Goutam Ghose 66 lakh (US$88,000)
Rakta Nadir Dhara 1994 Ram Mukherjee 88 lakh (US$120,000)
Sangharsha (1995 film) 1995 Haranath Chakraborty  95 lakh (US$130,000)
Bhai Amar Bhai 1996 Swapan Saha  1 crore (US$130,000)
Bakul Priya 1997 Swapan Saha  2 crore (US$270,000)
Raja Rani Badsha 1998 Haranath Chakraborty   1 crore (US$130,000)
Jibon Niye Khela 1999 Anjan Choudhury 1 crore (US$130,000)
Sasurbari Zindabad 2000 Haranath Chakraborty  2 crore (US$270,000)
Pratibad 2001 Haranath Chakraborty  5 crore (US$660,000)
Sathi 2002 Haranath Chakraborty 9.80 crore (US$1.3 million)
Alo  2003 Tarun Majumder 7 crore (US$930,000)
Bandhan (2004 film) 2004 Ravi Kinagi 7 crore (US$930,000)
Yuddho 2005 Ravi Kinagi 7.50 crore (US$1.0 million)
MLA Fatakeshto  2006 Swapan Saha  5.50 crore (US$730,000)
I Love You 2007 Ravi Kinagi 9.78 crore (US$1.3 million)
Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2008 Raj Chakraborty 9 crore (US$1.2 million)
Paran Jai Jaliya Re 2009 Ravi Kinagi 9.50 crore (US$1.3 million)
Shedin Dekha Hoyechilo 2010 Sujit Mondal 12 crore (US$1.6 million)
Paglu 2011 Rajiv Kumar Biswas 10 crore (US$1.3 million)[14][failed verification]
Awara 2012 Ravi Kinagi 8.46 crore (US$1.1 million)
Chander Pahar 2013 Kamaleswar Mukherjee 22.76 crore (US$3.0 million)
Bachchan (2014 film) 2014 Raja Chanda 7.50 crore (US$1.0 million)
Rajkahini 2015 Srijit Mukherjee 7 crore (US$930,000)[10]
Zulfiqar 2016 Srijit Mukherjee 8.68 crore (US$1.2 million)
Amazon Obhijaan 2017 Kamaleswar Mukherjee

52.60 crore (US$7.0 million)

Haami 2018 Shiboprosad Mukherjee

7.40 crore (US$980,000)

Durgeshgorer Guptodhon 2019 Dhrubo Banerjee 7.5 crore (US$1.0 million)

[21]

Dwitiyo Purush (film) 2020 Srijit Mukherjee 4 crore (US$530,000)
Golondaaj 2021 Dhrubo Banerjee

10 crore (US$1.3 million)

See also

References

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