Sandip Ray to make a Feluda film from two stories featuring the sleuth

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: May 03, 2016 18:29 IST
2016 marks the 50th year of the creation of Feluda by Satyajit Ray. Director Sandip Ray is set to direct a new film on the sleuth. (Samir Jana/HT Photo)

The iconic sleuth character Feluda that Satyajit Ray created 50 years ago will again come alive when the maestro’s director son Sandip Ray packaged two Feluda stories into one film.

“It is heartening to see Ray’s popularity is increasing among the Gen Next with passing time and precisely for this reason we have decided to bring back Feluda onscreen in the 50th year of its creation,” said Sandip.

The two stories are Samaddarer Chabi (Samaddar’s Key) and Golokdham Rahasya (Golokdham Mystery),” Sandip said while attending to the people who visited Ray’s house on his 95th birth anniversary today.

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It will be a comeback for the old warhorse Sabyasachi Chakraborty as Feluda, who had earlier portrayed the sleuth in several Feluda films.

“I had taken Abir (Chatterjee) as Feluda in my earlier film Badshahi Angti. But he is also essaying the character of another popular Bengali sleuth Byomkesh in a series. There will be identity crisis so far as the audience is concerned,” he said.

So Sabyasachi will be Feluda again, he said.

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Sabyasachi portrayed Feluda on both small and big screens after legendary Soumitra Chattopadhyay donned the detective’s hat in two films directed by Ray himself in 1970s.

Abir was Feluda in one film, the last one, ‘Badsahi Angti’ in 2014.

Sandip’s new Feluda film, to be produced by Bollywood major Eros International, will hit the floors in August and will be shot in Kolkata. It is slated to be released by this Christmas.

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