10 Saswata Chatterjee Movies That Made Him Bengal's Most Valued Actor

10 Saswata Chatterjee Movies That Made Him Bengal's Most Valued Actor

27 Feb 18 @ 1:12 PM | By Sayanee Gupta

Saswata Chatterjee, the name could be referred to the one man army in Tollywood. Protagonist, antagonist, or comic relief, the brilliant actor is capable of pulling off any critical character with precision and poise. India might remember him as Bob Biswas, Bengal recognizes him for countless characters. As the powerhouse actor delivers unparalleled performances as the protagonist and prime antagonist respectively in Eagoler Chokh and Hemanta, two much-anticipated films running in the theaters now, we list ten movies that proved Saswata is one of the finest talents of contemporary Tollywood.

  1. Hemanta (2016)

    Anjan Dutt's Bengali film adaptation couldn't get a better Claudious than Saswata Chatterjee. In the movie, Chatterjee plays Kalyan Sen, uncle of Hemanta who runs a production house that churns out remakes and potboilers in order to deliver box-office hits. Saswata's performance as cold, calculated, and manipulative antagonist added a new dimension to this classic inspired drama.

    Hemanta (2016)
    Hemanta (2016)
  2. Ebar Shabor (2015) and Eagoler Chokh (2016)

    Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay's lesser known sleuth novel transforms into a successful film franchise in the hand of director Arindam Sil. Saswata Chatterjee breathes life into the no-nonsense, brilliant, but almost stoic investigative officer Shabor Dasgupta in Ebar Shabor with subtle body language and terrific dialogue delivery. Now that he is taking his own legacy forward with its sequel Eagoler Chokh. We want more Shabor movies with Saswata as the lead.

    Eagoler Chokh (2016)
    Eagoler Chokh (2016)
  3. 89 (2015)

    Anyone who has watched Kahani can never forget the unpredictable and shrewd Bob Biswas whose humble appearance created a perfect contrast to his true self of a hitman. In Manoj Michigan's 89 he kills again, but this time it's nothing like Bob. His depiction of the irrational, violent psyche of a human will give a chill down your spine. Needless to say, he delivered a killer performance as a psycho serial killer.

    89 (2015)
    89 (2015)
  4. Baari Tar Bangla (2014)

    In this comedy flick, Saswata plays an ad writer who one fine morning discovers he is no more capable of writing in Bengali. While the film wasn't a huge success, Saswata Chatterjee's performance in the character of Roopchand Sen gained appreciations from the critics and masses. The fact that from a toddler to the forty years old, it's Saswata who plays all the ages of Roop amazed the audience. Expectedly, the actor plays every part with elan.

    Baari Tar Bangla (2014)
    Baari Tar Bangla (2014)
  5. C/O Sir (2013)

    In this Kaushik Ganguly film, Saswata Chatterjee plays a blind teacher Jayabrata Ray, who after losing his eyesight has to rely on his hearing ability to distinguish between his friends and foes. Being the protagonist with a certain physical limitation, Jayabrata's undying effort for saving the school comes out as a credible journey in Chatterjee's subtle depiction of the character.

    C/O Sir (2013)
    C/O Sir (2013)
  6. Meghe Dhaka Tara (2013)

    Kamaleswar Mukherjee's Meghe Dhaka Tara which is a namesake of Ritwick Ghatak's all time classic was a biopic of the same legendary director witnessed a timeless performance from Saswata. The very versatile actor captures an unprecedented and ingenious personality that Ghatak was with a powerful performance. His Nilkantha Bagchi comes out as the alter ego of Komol Ganhar director in this befitting tribute.

    Meghe Dhaka Tara (2013)
    Meghe Dhaka Tara (2013)
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  8. Proloy (2013)

    In Proloy, Saswata Chatterjee plays Animesh Dutta, a pragmatic cop trying to deal with the crime-prone suburb area and comes across with the history of Barun Biswas, who was murdered while trying to restore peace and justice in the small town. While Animesh tries to balance the entire situation, the serial killing of the criminals throws a new challenge to him. Saswata simply rocked in a never-seen-before role of a smart and go-getter officer in action.

    Proloy (2013)
    Proloy (2013)
  9. Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)

    Calling Anik Dutta's debut movie Bhooter Bhabishyat a laugh riot will be an understatement. The film went on to be one of the most loved Bengali movies ever and Saswata's hatkata Kartik became memorable for all Bengali cine-goers. In the limited scope of a special appearance, Chatterjee's presence takes the social satire to the next level.

    Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)
    Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)
  10. Rang Milanti (2011)

    In Rang Milanti, we see Chatterjee as an adorable jiju, who comes to the aid of his sister in law who is facing a specific problem. The girl is confused as she has to choose one among her four good friends as her life partner and she doesn't know who will be the right person for her. No money for guessing that the Kahani actor pulled the character of cool and goofy jamaibabu with sheer fun.

    Rang Milanti (2011)
    Rang Milanti (2011)
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  12. Byomkesh Bakshi (2010)/ Abar Byomkesh (2012)/ Byomkesh Phire Elo (2014)/ Byomkesh Bakshi (2015)

    Abir Chatterjee or Jisshu Sengupta - there can be a debate on who is the better Byomkesh Bakshi of contemporary Tollywood, but there is no doubt that Saswata Chatterjee will always be the best Ajit of Bangla cinema. Chatterjee's portrayal of calm, nice, yet strong friend cum assistant of Satyanweshi always showed the required subtlety that shines prominently without overshadowing the protagonist.
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