The year 2017 has been significant for the Bangladeshi film industry. Several movies, news, songs, and gossips kept the fans hooked all the year round, making 2017 an eventful year for the Bengali film industry in Bangladesh. The Dhallywood cinema witnessed its fair share of joy and excitement with the release of each new film, and like always some movies fared better than the others on the box office. Let’s take a look at five movies which left a mark on the box office in 2017.

Dhaka Attack

Bengali Films

Dhaka Attack was perhaps the biggest hit of 2017. The plot, cast, crew, settings and the technicalities – each aspect of the movie deserved an applause for its smooth implementation. Actors Arefin  Shuvo and Mahiya Mahi received enormous love and support from the people. Taskin Rahman was lauded for his role as a villain, while Dipankar Dipan was acknowledged for his inspiring direction.


Bengali cinema

Dhallywood’s most wanted actor made a startling comeback this year with an amazing hit. Nabab was an exemplary example of what Shakib is capable of. Nabab took the box office by storm soon after its release and was praised by several critics for its plot, cast and cinematography. Shakib’s acting prowess and his eye-catching looks left many in an awe.


Bengali Cinema

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s Doob was indeed the most controversial movie of 2017. The controversy was sparked due to the similarities in the plot of the movie with the life of esteemed writer Humayun Ahmed. The protagonist Irrfan Khan pulled off his character with his charismatic acting and illustrated Javed Hasan’s midlife crises accordingly. Tisha, Prachy and Parno Mittra played significant female characters and showcased fabulous acting as well. Doob won the Kommersant Weekend  Prize and is also nominated for the Moscow Film Festival Prize for Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress.

Premi O Premi

Bengali Cinema

Premi O Premi by Zakir Hossen Raju won many hearts. Arefin Shuvo and Nusrat Faria came together for the making of this film and they both looked fantastic with each other. The movie proved to be a success at the box office due to its colourful settings and a surprising plot-twist. The compelling story made it popular among the people and it ran for a quite long time in the theatres. Both the actor’s performances were admired by the critics and the fans.


Bengali Cinema

This movie talks about the lives of the fishermen living in Bangladesh and their daily life struggles. The film created a buzz among the moviegoers for its complex work on settings and story. Tauquir Ahmed has been applauded for his attempt at illustrating the lives of the working fishermen class.