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Chiriyakhana (1967)

| Crime, Drama, Mystery
Byomkesh Bakshi, a detective, is hired by a rich man to investigate the name of an actress appeared in a movie decades ago, who has eloped ever since. The case became complicated when the rich man is murdered by someone for that.

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Satyajit Ray

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Saradindu Bandopadhyay (as Saradindu Bandopaddhyay), Saradindu Bandopadhyay (novel) (as Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Uttam Kumar ... Satyanweshi Byomkesh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kalipada Chakraborty Kalipada Chakraborty ... Rasiklal
Nripati Chatterjee Nripati Chatterjee ... Mushkil Mia (as Nripati Chattopadhyay)
Shekhar Chatterjee Shekhar Chatterjee ... (as Shekhar Chattopadhyay)
Subhendu Chatterjee Subhendu Chatterjee ... Bijoy (as Subhendu Chattopadhyay)
Subrata Chatterjee Subrata Chatterjee ... Najar Bibi
Subrata Chatterjee Subrata Chatterjee
Nilotpal Dey Nilotpal Dey ... Inspector
Binoy Dutta Binoy Dutta
Jahar Ganguli Jahar Ganguli ... Ramen Mullick
Shailen Ganguli Shailen Ganguli
Bankim Ghosh Bankim Ghosh ... Brajadas
Shyamal Ghoshal Shyamal Ghoshal ... Dr. Bhujangadhar Das
Ramen Gupta Ramen Gupta
Kanika Majumdar Kanika Majumdar ... Damayanti
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Sharadindu Bandopadhyay's Bomkesh Bakshi again proves to be a mastermind in this crime thriller wherein although a murder case gets difficult as it could be, the famous detective is able to identify the executioner and the mystery behind the killing.

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Language:

Bengali

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One of the worst movies of Mr. Ray
21 October 2017 | by kanabumaSee all my reviews

This movie is a disgrace to Satyajit Ray, my favorite director. Actually I watched this movie, after reading the novel Chiriakhana, by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay, the novel from which the movie was adapted. I couldn't watch the movie beyond one hour. Poor selection of characters, worst screenplay, a steep deviation from the original story, contributed to the failure of the movie. The original story by Bandyopadhyay, was one of the best detective stories ever written in Bengali, even in any Indian language.If Ray wanted to make an ordinary Indian, hero-centered mystery movie, he could have made such a movie. But destroying a splendid story like this is the most intolerable aspect in this movie. Those who had already read the novel, should avoid this movie.


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