Swastika Mukherjee is an Indian actress who prominently works in Bengali cinema. She made her big-screen debut back in 2002, with the critically acclaimed film Hemanter Pakhi. The movie starred renowned Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee as the male lead.
By Sunidhi Prajapat | OTTplay
Last Updated: 06.30 PM, Apr 06, 2021
Six years later, Mukherjee made her Bollywood debut with Mumbai Cutting. The actress was first recognized when she played the role of Yasmin (an actress) in Dibakar Banerjee’s directorial film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. The movie starred late Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role. In Bollywood, the actress was also seen in Rajput's last film Dil Bechara, which released on Disney+Hostar in 2020.
More recently, she was praised for her performance in the Amazon Prime Video series Paatal Lok.
Here are some of her must-watch roles in films and shows….
Tasher Ghawr is the story of Sujata (Mukherjee), who lives a monotonous life, which includes cooking, taking care of plants and singing while roaming around her house. The loneliness and isolation of her life have been captured beautifully on camera.
Mukherjee’s acting as a lonely housewife is quite convincing. The Sudipto Roy directorial is a collage of some beautiful indoor shots.
Tasher Ghawr is available for viewing on Amazon Prime Video.
Mukherjee played the role of Yasmin beautifully in Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. She starred opposite late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. He played the male protagonist in the film.
Set in the 1940s, the story revolves around young Byomkesh Bakshy (Rajput), who is fresh out of college and takes up an investigation of the disappearance of a chemist. During his exploration, he comes across a larger conspiracy that could unsettle Calcutta.
Yasmeen is one of the important links in this whole fiasco.
This mystery action film, jointly produced by Banerjee and Aditya Chopra, can be viewed on YouTube.
The Stoneman Murders is a Bengali web series inspired by true events. Mukherjee plays the lead role opposite Rajatabha Dutta and Rupankar Bagchi in this crime thriller.
It is the story of an unidentified serial killer, who was active from 1985 to 1989 in Mumbai and Calcutta. The murderer is known as the Stoneman as he uses a stone to kill people. Sneha (Mukherjee) is a journalist, who stumbles upon the Stoneman’s diary while travelling in train one day. Soon, she becomes curious to find out all the details about this serial killer.
The Stoneman Murders is available for streaming on Hoichoi.
Take One has been directed by Mainak Bhaumik. The film stars Mukherjee alongside Rahul Banerjee and Arindam Sil.
The story revolves around an actress, Doel Mitra (played by Mukherjee), who becomes a sensation when one of the intimate scenes from a foreign film, leaks on the internet. How she tackles the controversy and this uninvited fame of being a single mother, is what the story is all about.
Take One is available for viewing on Amazon Prime Video and Jio Cinema.
Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends stars Mukherjee, Parno Mittra and Raima Sen as three girls who explore a life together as friends.
The film showcases three Bengali girls from different professional backgrounds having once-in-a-lifetime trip and sharing experiences from different dimensions of their lives.
Taking the unconventional route, Ami Aar Amar was a chick-flick that focused on the lives of an academic counsellor, a radio jockey and a writer. The film, interestingly, did not only focus on boys (unlike most chick-flicks). It brought out what a woman expects from another woman and how it differs from what she expects from her man.
Catch this comedy-drama, directed by Mainak Bhaumik, on Hungama Play.