Rabi Ghosh was an Indian who was known for his brilliant comic timing and comic roles in Bengali language films. He worked with Satyajit Ray in his numerous films. He is considered to be one of very few actors in Bengali cinema who started applying method acting in their performances. He was also an award-winning actor in theatre and TV. His top 10 movies are-
- GOOPY GYNE BAGHA BYNE (1969)
Rabi played the role of unskilled drummer Bagha who meets unskilled Goopy who wants to become a singer. Both are exiled members from their states for their bad music skills. In the forest, they sing and drum to make the tiger go away. Upon hearing their music ghost king grants them 3 boons which they use for their betterment. The film was hugely praised and two sequels were also made.
- ABHIJAN (1962)
National Film Award-winning Abhijantells the story of Narsingh, a taxi driver. Narsingh is a proud and hot-tempered Rajput who gets involved in the smuggling of Opium when he is leaving for his village. This presents a gruesome situation for him. Rabi Ghosh played the role of assistant of Narsingh.
- ARANYER DIN RATRI (1970)
It tells the story of four friends Asim, Sanjoy, Hari, and Shekhar as they try to break away from their boring city life and goes to a forest and there their actions cause chaos in the forest community of tribal people. Rabi Ghosh played the role of Shekhar who is the jester of the group of 4 friends. The film won Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival.
- HIRAK RAJAR DESHE (1980)
Hirak Raja is evil King of Hirak, the Diamond State and all the diamonds are in a vault and the population suffers. Two musicians Goopy and Bagha journey to the Hirak Raja’s court and tries to brainwash him. Rabi reprised the role of Bagha in this sequel to Goopy GyneBaghaByne’s film.
- GOOPY BAGHA PHIRE ELO (1992)
It is the sequel to HirakRajarDeshe and Rabi reprised his role asBagha, the drummer. Goopy and Bagha are now old and want to be younger. They go to the state of Anandapur, where Brahmananda Acharya promises to make them 20 years younger in return of 3 valuable stones they have to find. They don’t know that it is Acharya’s plan to gain immortality for himself.
- PADMA NADIR MAJHI (1993)
It is the story of Hosen Miyan, a wealthy Bengali Muslim trader with an idealistic vision of a utopia in the Padma delta. He convinces people to go there. A fisherman named Kuber agrees but hears the tale of different people returning from the delta about how fearsome the place is. Hosen uses his business tactics to make people go there. Rabi played the role of Aminuddin, one of the men who has returned from Padma Delta.
- HANSULI BANKER UPAKATHA (1962)
Set in 1941, the movie explores life in rural Bengal, the realities of the Zamindari system that was responsible for much of the social inequalities in Bengal, as well as the changes in social perceptions with time.
- MAHAPURUSH (1965)
Mahapurush is the tale of fraud Birinchi Baba who tells his devotees that he is ageless and tells his stories to them. A woman named Satya plans with her lover Nibaran to expose the truth of Baba. Rabi Ghosh played the role of Birinchi Baba’s assistant.
- GALPA HOLEO SATYI (1966)
The story of a family that is on the verge of separation but saved by a new servant is told in the film. This new servant helps each family member in their life thus winning their heart and trust. The role of servant is played by Rabi Ghosh named Dhananjoy.
- PADI PISHIR BARMI BAKSHA (1972)
The movie tells the story of the search of Burmese Box hidden by a widow named PadiPishi. It is believed that PadiPishi has told the secret location to one person of the family. Rabi Ghosh played the role of a private investigator in the film.