Whatever the medium of cinema is, the celluloid couples always have mesmerized the masses and become the key factor to immortalize a successful saga on reel time. It’s a vast ocean of these remarkable actors and jodis, but there have to be a selective few who are most romantic ones due to their on-screen chemistry. Let’s take a look at these selective prominent reel-life couples from Bengali cinema that grabbed audience’s attention the most.
Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen
You can’t leave out the iconic romantic pair Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen when talking about evergreen pairs. Uttam and Suchitra were the source of star-power and charisma of Bengali cinema’s black and white era. The jodi was regarded as the champion of romance and eternal love. Both passion and pathos defined the pair’s cinematic tryst. The memorable hits of Uttam and Suchitra such as 'Priyo Bandhabi', 'Har Mana Har', 'Nabarag', 'Kamallata', 'Grihadaha', ‘Uttar Phalguni’, ‘Sare Chuattor’ launched a new era in Bengali cinema.
Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore
A whole lot of Bengali cinema’s golden era was ruled by this pair. Be it ‘Apur Sansar’, ‘Aranyer Din Ratri’ or ‘Barnali’, the handsome Soumitra Chatterjee gave a tough fight to legendary actor Uttam Kumar as he dazzled his best with a charming Sharmila Tagore by his side. In his debut film ‘Apur Sansar’, Soumitra successfully re-calibrated the bar set for pensive attractiveness by giving his character an awesome depth and emotional attachment along with on-screen partner Sharmila.
Koel Mallick and Jeet Madnani
One of the most successful onscreen jodis of Bengali cinema, Koel Mallick and Jeet Madnani are regarded as superstars in their own right. Even the fans once gave them the sweet nickname ‘Jeko’. Koel and Jeet also has a great off-screen chemistry which reflected on the celluloid and the cinelovers never getting enoughof her acting. The most popular movies like '100% Love', 'Dui Prithibi', 'Neel Akasher Chandni', 'Saat Pake Bandha', 'Ghatak', 'Besh Korechi Prem Korechi'; all proved to be box office hits.
Subhashree Ganguly and Dev Adhikari
This jodi became Bengali film industry’s one of the most iconic status for love and romance. The pair, termed as the poster child of reel-time chemistry, featured in several box office hits. Even the on-screen togetherness resulted in a much talked about affair which lasted five years. From the very first day, Dev became Subhashree’s friend, philosopher and guide. However, nothing lasts forever and so the couple is broken up now but remains good friends.
Rituparna Sengupta and Prosenjit Chatterjee
The inseparable screen duos of the 90s, who parted ways after ‘Jamaibabu Zindabad’ in 2001, had gifted some smashing hits at the box office. There was no such formal announcement on the surprising breakup of the pair, but it was clear Prasenjit and Rituparna were not interested in working with each other anymore. It took 15 long years to bring back the jodi as they played the lead characters in 2016 hit ‘Praktan’. They are once again teaming up for Kaushik Ganguly’s next movie ‘Dristikone’
Debashree Roy and Tapas Pal
Not just Prasenjit-Rituparna, the Bengali film market was ruled by another hit pair of Debashree and Tapas Pal in the 90s. The jodi enjoyed an amazing chemistry on the celluloid which saw the two actors appearing in a staggering 33 movies. Commercial hits like 'Bhalo Meye Mondo Meye', 'Arpan', 'Jiban', 'Bhalobasa Bhalobasa', 'Dadar Kirti', 'Aagaman' gave Tapas Pal and Debashree so much fame.