Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay's famous tale of 3 generations of women & their changing position in society,seen in relation to a box of jewels, handed down from one generation to the next. A film by Aparna Sen.
Konkona Sen Sharma,
This is the second film about the detective Feluda (Soumitra Chatterjee) set in the holy city of Benares, where he (along with his cousin, Topshe and friend, Lalmohan Ganguly) goes for a ... See full summary »
Goopy wants to sing and Bagha would love to play the Dhol(drum). They meet accidentally and are helped by King of Ghosts. With newly endowed abilities they land in Kingdom of Shundi where ... See full summary »
Especially after his father, the celebrated Satyajit Ray did the classic treats to Feluda in two films, Sandip Ray must have felt the surge of high expectations on this third Feluda project. The Feluda stories, penned by Ray Sr. himself, are still bestsellers among Bengali early-teen fiction. Sandip Ray sensed the screen potentials of this particular story well and evidently made this film with immense passion for his father's work.
Well, he may not have his father's rich artistic vision, nor could he be able to put enough wit and originality into the screenplay, but he certainly knows how to make a film entertaining. He changed the story subtly in some places and most notably, he was able to infiltrate more amounts of 'action' element into the story and that became certainly one of its plus points. On his side, he got Sabyasachi Chakravarthy who's probably a better Feluda than Soumitra Chatterjee whom Ray Sr. worked with. Sabyasachi's got more sharpness in his appearance as described in the stories. The other cast members also did a nice job except Bibhu Bhattacharya who is a pathetic choice for the role of Jatayu.
The fans of Feluda, as well as casual viewers, would certainly enjoy the film. I hope Sandip Ray would carry on with this standard for his next Feluda project that we're eagerly looking forward to.
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