10 Most Appreciated Performances of Roopa Ganguly

10 Most Appreciated Performances of Roopa Ganguly

24 Jan 19 @ 2:39 PM

Roopa Ganguly, better known as Draupadi from BR Chopras' magnum opus ‘Mahabharata’ has come a long way as an actor. The Bengali beauty who is known for her versatility has done innumerable movies in different languages, is an award winning singer as well as an active part of Indian Television. On her 49th birthday, we celebrate the actor's contribution to particularly Bengali cinema by listing some of her most memorable on-screen performances on Bengali celluloid.

  1. Natoker Moto - Like a Play (2015)

    The movie directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay is based on the life and struggle of a legendary Bengali actress. It is about the journey of Kheya, a theatre artist and her multi-dimensional experience as a girl, as a woman and even as an artist. Roopa Ganguly as Kheya's mother puts up a power packed portrayal on-screen.

    Natoker Moto - Like a Play (2015)
    Natoker Moto - Like a Play (2015)
  2. Namte Namte (2013)

    The film directed by Rana Basu is based on the story "Trata", written by Dibyendu Palit. The story is about ordinary people who mess up their lives in the urban culture with a bone chilling performance by Roopa Ganguly. The story is a portrayal of the rat like existence of the middle class where they survive in an atmosphere of known and unknown fear.

    Namte Namte (2013)
    Namte Namte (2013)
  3. Na Hannyate (2012)

    The Bengali film by director Riingo Banerjee is inspired by Zhang Ling's essay "The Great Tangshan Earthquake". It is a poignant tale of a woman Jui (Roopa Ganguly), who is caught in a situation where she could save only one of her kids and leave the other to die. It is about relationships and how they gradually change in times of crisis.

    Na Hannyate (2012)
    Na Hannyate (2012)
  4. Abosheshey (2011)

    Roopa Ganguly sang two Tagore songs for the film, "Dure Kothao Dure Dure" and "Aaji Bijan Ghare" and won the Best Female Playback Singer Award at the 59th National Film Awards. The story is about a son who is trying to learn about his dead mother. The entire story unfolds not through melancholy or sadness but the celebration of finding.

    Abosheshey (2011)
    Abosheshey (2011)
  5. Ek Mutho Chabi (2005)

    ‘Ek Mutho Chhobi’ is a Bengali feature-film which is a compilation of six different stories combined together and directed by different directors. One of the six stories is "Tarpor Bhalobasha" directed by Anjan Dutt and stars Roopa Ganguly, Bikram Ghosh, Kunal Mitra, Pallavi Chatterjee. The story talks about some forceful but untrusted relationship and then about the repentance of the couples.

    Ek Mutho Chabi (2005)
    Ek Mutho Chabi (2005)
  6. Krantikaal (2005)

    ‘Krantikaal’ is an award-winning Bengali feature film directed by Sekhar Das. Shilajeet Majumdar, a militant on the run, takes refuge in a dilapidated mansion inhabited by Roopa Ganguly, her father-in-law Soumitra Chatterjee and his bed-confined father. The film focuses on the friction and undercurrent of tension between the lady of the house and the terrorist which leads to a brief mutual self-discovery that gives rise to compassion and is supported brilliantly by Ganguly's on-screen performance.

    Krantikaal (2005)
    Krantikaal (2005)
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  8. Antarmahal (2005)

    The Bengali film by director Rituparno Ghosh is based on a short story 'Protima' by author Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay. Jackie Shroff plays the zamindar whose elder wife is Mahamaya (Roopa Ganguly) and then marries again the much younger Jashomati (Soha Ali Khan). Both these wives compete against each other in an ego struggle.

    Antarmahal (2005)
    Antarmahal (2005)
  9. Bariwali (2000)

    This Rituparno Ghosh directorial revolves around a lonely widow Banalata who agrees to let a film crew shoot a portion of a film in a section of her family home. Banalata ends up falling for the married director Deepankar (Chiranjit Chakraborty) knowing very well that the lead actress Sudeshna (Roopa Ganguly) is already all over him.

    Bariwali (2000)
    Bariwali (2000)
  10. Yugant (1995)

    This Aparna Sen directed national award winning film stars Roopa Ganguly and Anjan Dutt in the lead. It is the story about an estranged couple, now leading separate lives who meet again after 18 months of separation at a small fishing village where they had once honeymooned. The film boasts of spectacular performances by Roopa Ganguly and Anjan Dutt.

    Yugant (1995)
    Yugant (1995)
  11. Padma Nadir Majhi (1993)

    This award winning film by director Gautam Ghose saw the beginning of impeccable performance by Roopa Ganguly with her portrayal of "Kopila". It was an Indo-Bangladesh joint production feature film based on the novel of the same name by Manik Bandopadhyay. The film is based on protagonist Hossain, a Bengali Muslim who wants to establish a little Utopia on an island in the Padma delta and doesn't care if the people who populate it are Hindus or Muslims.

    Padma Nadir Majhi (1993)
    Padma Nadir Majhi (1993)