In 1950, Bimal Roy moved to Mumbai and his team included personalities like Kamal Bose, Nabendu Ghosh, and Salil Chaudhury. After establishing his base in Mumbai, Bimal Roy released movies Maa (1952). Bimal had been very popular for his romantic melodrama movies that also addressed several social issues. Because of his in-depth understanding of human strength and weakness, he was able to highlight many social issues in his movies. Other movies he directed include Hamrahi (1945), Parineeta (1953), Naukari (1954), Prem Patra (1962), and many more. The last movie directed by him was Life and message of Swami Vivekananda in 1964).
During his career, he won several awards which include Filmfare Awards, National Film Awards, and an award at Cannes Film Festival. Do Bigha Zamin had been the most successful movie as it helped Bimal Roy in winning several awards. Other movies for which he won awards include Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Sujata, Bandini, and many more.