Most Loved On-Screen Couples of Bengali Films

Most Loved On-Screen Couples of Bengali Films

23 Jan 19 @ 4:15 PM | By Sayanee Gupta

No matter whatever be the medium of cinema, couples on the celluloid have always fascinated the masses and classes alike as they become the driving force behind every successful saga on screen. But among the sea of such actors and pairs there are surely a select few that remain most loved because of their mesmerizing on screen sizzling chemistry. Here is a look at the some of such prominent pairs in reel life of Bengali cinema that have managed to capture the audience attention the maximum.

  • Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen

    No list of evergreen pairs is complete without the mention of Bengali cinema’s iconic romantic couple Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. Uttam and Suchitra ushered in a new age of star-power and charisma. For cinemagoers, Uttam and Suchitra were not just cultural icons but champions of romance and ageless love. They were the reason many watched Bengali movies. For a generation of cinephiles, both regional and national, Uttam and Suchitra were truly an unbeatable pair as both passion and pathos were reflected through the pair and their cinematic tryst. The most popular movies of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen are Saptapadi, Agnipariksha, Har Mana Har, Indrani, Pather Holo Deri, Grihadaha and many more.

    Uttam Kumar-Suchitra Sen
    Uttam Kumar-Suchitra Sen
  • Soumitra Chatterjee and Aparna Sen

    Another effervescent on-screen pairing during the golden era of cinema was that of Soumitra Chatterjee and Aparna Sen. The duo became an instant hit and interestingly their off-screen friendship helped them a lot in capturing their subtle romance on the bigger screen for the cine-goers. The stunning reel life couple shared the screen for the first time in maestro Satyajit Ray's Samapti and went on to give numerous unforgettable critically acclaimed and commercial hits like Basanta Bilap, Paromitar Ekdin and others.

    Soumitra Chatterjee-Aparna Sen
    Soumitra Chatterjee-Aparna Sen
    Aparna Sen Soumitra Chatterjee
  • Uttam Kumar and Sabitri Chattopadhyay

    The later decade of 50's in Bengali cinema had another historic beautiful couple of Sabitri Chattopadhyay and Uttam Kumar for the 70MM screen. The on-screen hit couple then went on to work together in a staggering 39 number of movies. Some of the most popular movies of Sabitri and Uttam Kumar are Mouchak, Shesh Anko, Raja Saja, Marutirtha Hinglaj, Abhoyer Biye, Abak Prithibi etc.

    Uttam Kumar-Sabitri Chatterjee
    Uttam Kumar-Sabitri Chatterjee
    Sabitri Chatterjee
  • Debashree Roy and Tapas Pal

    Bengali cinema was ruled in the 90's with the hit pairing of Debashree and Tapas Pal. The pair is said to have an amazing unspoken chemistry on screen which led the duo to collaborate jointly in a whopping 33 number of movies.Their most popular movies are 'Bhalo Meye Mondo Meye', 'Arpan', 'Jiban', 'Bhalobasa Bhalobasa', 'Dadar Kirti', 'Aagaman' etc.

    Debasree Roy-Tapas Paul
    Debasree Roy-Tapas Paul
  • Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta

    In post-Uttam-Suchitra and Soumitra-Aparna era, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta came up as one of the most popular on-screen pairs. The mass audience loved their chemistry in films like Shosurbari Zindabad, Sudhu Ekbar Bolo, Jamaibabu Zindabad etc. They became part of critically acclaimed films like Rituporno Ghosh's Utsab. The dup stat apart from sharing screen for a long time due to their personal problems but came back with a bang in Praktan and later featured in Drishtikone. Both the films became superhit at the BO.

    Prosenjit Chatterjee-Rituparna Sengupta
    Prosenjit Chatterjee-Rituparna Sengupta
    Rituparna Sengupta Prosenjit Chatterjee
  • Prosenjit Chatterjee and Arpita (Pal) Chatterjee

    Another rooster ruler of Bengali celluloid in the early 2000's era was the hit pairing of Arpita Pal and Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee. The reel life pair was such a hit that it ultimately culminated to a real life romance and now the couple is happily married and blessed with a son. The most popular movies of Arpita Pal and Prosenjit are 'Deba', 'Inquilaab', 'Utsab', 'Tumi Ele Tai', 'Debdas' etc.

    Prosenjit Chatterjee-Arpita Paul
    Prosenjit Chatterjee-Arpita Paul
    Arpita Chatterjee Prosenjit Chatterjee
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  • Koel Mallick and Jeet Madnani

    The recent and most successful onscreen Jodi of Bengali film industry is that of Jeet and Koel. Both are superstars in their own right and has the audience nicknamed them as "Jeko". Additionally the pair has an amazing off-screen chemistry which naturally reflects on the screen and the audience seems to be never bored of this jodi. The most popular movies of Jeet and Koel Mallick are 'Hemlock Society', '100% Love', 'Dui Prithibi', 'Neel Akasher Chandni', 'Saat Pake Bandha', 'Ghatak' and the latest being the blockbuster hit 'Besh Korechi Prem Korechi'. They are often described as like Tom and Jerry, one is incomplete without the other.

    Koel Mallick-Jeet
    Koel Mallick-Jeet
  • Dev Adhikari and Subhashree Ganguly

    Dev and Subhasree's pair became the icon of love and romance in Bengali film industry. The pair was seen together in a series of films and became the poster child of on-screen chemistry. The reel life closeness of the friendship culminated to a roaring affair for five years. So inseparable war their chemistry that it could be understood from their eyes and Dev was Subhashree Ganguly’s friend, guide and lover. Of course, the couple is broken up now and in very amicable terms and all set to collaborate again for a new film.

    Dev-Subhasree
    Dev-Subhasree
    Subhasree Ganguly Dev Adhikari
  • Dev Adhikari and Koel Mallick

    Bengali's current reigning superstar Dev and Reigning queen Koel have the most successful box office record in the industry. They share an excellent chemistry having delivered a lot of hits together and worked jointly in 8 movies.The most popular movies of Koel Mallick and Dev are Rongbaaz, Paglu, Bolo Na Tumi Aamar, Mon Maane Naa, Herogiri etc.

    Dev-Koel Mallick
    Dev-Koel Mallick
  • Jisshu Sengupta and Koel Mallick

    Jisshu Sengupta and Koel Mallik were first paired up in Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai in 2005 but the pair became popular in 2008 with two back to back releases Love and Bor Ashbe Ekhuni. After a long gap, the duo again romanced each other in 2018 in Mainak Bhaumik's romantic comedy Ghare And Baire. Needless to say, the film was a hit and the leads' chemistry was on point. 

    Jisshu Sengupt-Koel Mallick
    Jisshu Sengupt-Koel Mallick
    Koel Mallick Jisshu Sengupta
  • Abir Chatterjee and Jaya Ahsan

    The newest hit pair in the list has to be of Abir Chatterjee and Jaya Ahsan's. Kaushik Ganguly roped into the duo in Bishorjon which made records by bagging national awards and earning moolah at the box-office. Bijaya, the sequel of Bishorjon once again saw them together and once again Abir and Jaya ruled the audience's heart with their impeccable chemistry.

    Abir Chatterjee-Jaya Ahsan
    Abir Chatterjee-Jaya Ahsan
  • Parambrata Chatterjee and Raima Sen

    Parambrata Chatterjee and Raima Sen are probably the most loved on-screen couples among the urban moviegoers. Being close friends behind the screen, Parambrata and Raima share great chemistry on the silver screen as well. They paired up in Bong Connection for the first time. Their chemistry received love in Baishe Srabon, Bastu Shaap, and many others. 

    Parambrata-Raima Sen
    Parambrata-Raima Sen
    Raima Sen Parambrata Chatterjee
  • Bonny Sengupta and Koushani Mukherjee

    Bonny and Koushani are coming up as popular young and fresh on-screen pair. The young actors, who are quite a lovey-dovey couple in real, have been paired up in numerous films starting from Parbona Ami Charte Toke. Their chemistry has been appreciated by the audience and film fraternity as well. The wait is for a superhit film which they are yet to deliver.

    Bonny Sengupta-Koushani Mukherjee
    Bonny Sengupta-Koushani Mukherjee
    Bonny Sengupta Koushani Mukherjee
  • Dev and Rukmini Maitra

    Dev and Rukmini Maitra became the talk of the town when the later debuted in Chaamp, a sports film produced by the former one. As per the news, they are dating and going strong for quite a long time now. Since then, Dev and Rukmini have appeared in two more films Cockpit and Kabir. If everything goes right, these two will be doing more films together and become one of the most loved on-screen pairs in Tollywood.

    Dev-Rukmini
    Dev-Rukmini