This Saraswati Puja, let’s celebrate fearless female characters with Judgement Day, Karkat Rogue and more

Watch these Bengali films and shows that feature women in roles that are sure to provide you with some intense inspiration.

We all have come across several women in various roles of life who have inspired us in many ways. Whether it is our own mothers or a complete stranger, women have constantly shown immense courage, wit, and mental strength in different aspects of life. With Saraswati Puja 2021 right around the corner, here are a few Bengali films and shows with women in powerful, tactful, and brave roles that could inspire every one of you any day.

Watch the trailer of Judgement Day here:

Judgement Day

An exceptionally captivating ZEE5 Original series, Judgement Day is a story about two sisters named Diya and Hiya. Starring Madhumita Sarcar as Hiya and Sohini Sarkar as Diya, the show focuses on the events that take place in the sisterly duos’ lives when Hiya gets raped. The horrifying incident takes place on Hiya’s way to Kolkata and Diya decides to take up the case and ensure the culprits suffer the punishment they truly deserve.

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Another 2020 Bengali ZEE5 Original series, Lalbazaar‘s story is based on the professional lives of a bunch of extremely courageous police officers. The show stars Kaushik Sen as Suranjan Sen, Gaurav Chakrabarty as Sabir Ahmad, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as DC Sharma, and Sauraseni Sen as Mira in lead roles. Witnessing Mira’s bravery as a dedicated female cop in the series is truly inspirational for countless women.

Karkat Rogue

Starring Chitrangada Chakraborty as Dr. Beas Banerjee, Indraneil Sengupta as Barun Sarkar, and Rajesh Sharma as Ravikant Agarwal, Karkat Rogue is a 2019 ZEE5 Original series. The story of the show revolves around a female forensic surgeon who is also battling cancer. She suspects an underlying crime after noticing similarities in the number of bodies she dissects and decides to find out the reality behind it.

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Jaanbaaz is a 2019 crime-drama film that stars Bonny Sengupta as Bikram and Koushani Mukherjee as Priya in lead roles. The film stars Koushani as Priya, a new cop who has huge goals of taking on the murderer of her brother. She displays immense courage throughout the film and fulfils the duties of her role as a cop very well.

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A 2019 action-drama, Ekchakra is a Bengali film that stars Priyanka Rati Pal as Zoya Rehman, the lead character. The film also stars Indrasish Roy, Sugato Roy, and Garima Ghosh. The series follows the incidents that take place when a fearless cop, Zoya Rehman, is transferred to a village named Ekchakra. Upon being posted there, Zoya realises that the village is a spot for women trafficking and decides to expose the crime. She sets off to unveil the leader of it – Bakrakshas, a powerful criminal.

Harano Prapti

Starring Soham Chakraborty as Mainak, Paayel Sarkar as Namrata, and Tanushree Chakraborty as Maya, Harano Prapti is a 2020 Bengali drama. Directed by Raja Chanda, the film revolves around Maya’s mission to find and punish the culprits of her rape. Find out if she accomplishes her goals when she suddenly disappears from Mainak’s life.

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