Ascertaining the right strategy to ensure the commercial success of feature films has been a very nagging problem for the makers. While some typical solutions have been invented over the years for the same, some work well, and well, some don’t. However, one such formula that has more often than not worked at the box office in Bengali cinema, is casting a popular actor in a double role.
Watching a hero or heroine performing two separate characters in the same film is an offer that the audience largely can’t refuse and get lured into. Why would they not be? After all, who wouldn’t want to see their favourite star on the screen in two different characters for the price of one film? To add to that, double roles increase the screen time of a star, and can easily imbibe deeper nuances and layers in his /her performance; a grand scope for the star to exhibit their acting chops beyond the obvious trappings of their onscreen starry persona.
Raising a double toast to every film in every language that worked well with the creative and bankable idea of having actors in a double role are these popular Bengali films featuring double roles of the actors in them. Read them up and go watch them on the double!