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The Golden Fortress (1974)
"Sonar Kella" (original title)

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A young boy becomes a target for crooks, after he claims to remember his past life and mentions precious jewels in a golden fortress.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Soumitra Chatterjee ...
Prodosh Mitra (Feluda) (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Santanu Bagchi ...
Mukul 2
Ajoy Banerjee ...
Haradhan Bannerjee ...
Tapesh's father
Kushal Chakravarti ...
Mukul Dhar
Bimal Chatterjee ...
Advocate
Dibyendu Chatterjee
Rekha Chatterjee ...
Tapesh's mother
Santi Chatterjee
Siddhartha Chatterjee ...
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ...
Santosh Dutta ...
Uday Singh Gailol
Sujit Ganguly ...
(as Dr. Sujit Ganguly)
Nemai Ghosh
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Mukul, a six year old boy, is obsessed with drawing pictures of a golden fortress, and claims to have lived there in a past life. Hoping to better understand the boy's condition, parapsychologist Dr. Hajra accompanies Mukul to search for the fortress. However, a newspaper story alerts a pair of crooks to the possibility of a hidden treasure. The boy's father fears Mukul is in danger, and hires private detective Prodosh "Feluda" Mitra and his cousin Topshe to join Hajra and Mukul in Rajasthan. But the danger may already be closer than they realize. Written by L. Hamre

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27 December 1974 (India)  »

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The title means "The Golden Fortress", a reference to the fort at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India, which is built of a kind of sandstone that resembles gold. See more »

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A brilliant adaptation of Ray's own novel.Watch it for Feluda and Jatayu.
27 November 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well those who are not aware of who Feluda the protagonist of this movie is won't be able to get the real flavor of the flick.But for a Feluda fan like me Sonar Kella is truly a masterpiece.Feluda, a private investigator is one of the most underrated detectives in the world of fiction but perhaps one of the most interesting characters of Indian novels and stories.Sonar Kella is one of his early adventures and it is the story where he and his cousin meets the brilliant Jatayu, the comic element and an author of detective stories.The greatness of the movie is that it successfully portrays the original characters so much so that you just wonder which was made earlier,the story or the movie itself,very much like The Godfather.Hardly you will come across such a successful adaptation of a novel.Soumitra Chatterjee as Feluda and Santosh Dutta as Lalmohan Ganguly(Jatayu is his pen name)are simply amazing.The supporting actors too have done a commendable job.It is not a flawless film.Still that can be forgiven as its target audience were the kids.Cinematography was brilliant,so was the selection of the locations in Rajasthan where most of the film was made.Watch it not just for its director but for its lead actors and its brilliant screenplay.Don't forget to show this to your kids.Jatayu is gonna make them laugh for sure.Good work done.


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