Indrani Haldar is one of the most well-known faces on Bengali films and television and has acted in a host of shows and movies over her extensive career spanning decades. The sophisticated actor has played the role of the housewife-detective Parama in the Zee Bangla TV show Goyenda Ginni. We bring you five movies that she stars in that you need to watch this week.
Banshiwala is a 2010 suspense drama starring Shayan Mushi, Paoli Dam, Indrani Haldar and Soumitra Chatterjee. Mridul returns to his ancestral home from London only to sell it off so he can pay off all his debts and start a new business. The house is taken care of by a local headmaster and his daughter, Lakshmi, who is a single mother. Mridul tries to find Neepa, his childhood sweetheart, but in the process, he discovers something which will change their lives forever.
Mayurakshi is a 2017 drama also starring Prosenjit and Soumitra Chatterjee. Sushovan, an 84-year-old man, suffers from age-related neurological problems while his son Aryanil is settled in the USA. The father-son duo are reunited after years and the reunion brings back many fond memories but also makes the son feel helpless for not being able to help cure his father’s illness.
Sampradan is a 1999 Bengali drama film directed by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, starring Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Indrani, Joy Sengupta and Anusuya Majumdar. The plot is about Lipika, a young woman who comes from a broken family following the separation of her parents. However, this fact drives a wedge in her wedding plans to marry her lover Sudip, as society stigmatises the concept of separation and divorce. What happens to Lipika and Sudip?
Tapasya is a romantic drama from 1993 directed by Rajat Das, starring Indrani, Tapas Pal, Subhendu Chatterjee, Sumitra Mukherjee and Anup Kumar. ‘Tapasya‘ means a meditative penance, and the plot of this film is based on the famous novel by author Ashapurna Devi.
5. Takhan Teish
Takhan Teish is a 2011 Bengali drama film starring Jisshu Sengupta, Indrani and Paoli. It follows the journey of Tamodeep, who comes across his favourite fantasy idol Mohini when she gets admitted into a nursing home. To keep her from moving out of his orbit, he goes through a series of events with four key female characters.
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