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Feluda first made his appearance in a Bengali children's magazine called Sandesh in , under the editorialship of Satyajit and Subhas Mukhopadhyay. His first adventure was Feludar Goendagiri. Feluda is often accompanied by his cousin who unofficialy is also his assistant Tapesh Ranjan Mitter affectionately called Topshe by Feluda , who serves as the narrator of the stories.
Feluda has had been filmed at times, with the character been played by Soumitra Chatterjee , Sabyasachi Chakrabarty , Abir Chatterjee and Shashi Kapoor. Sandip Ray made a new Feluda film series continuation of the original series on Feluda's adventures which started from Baksho Rahashya In this series he made ten TV films and six theatrical films in Bengali on the character.
Sandip Ray also made a stand-alone Feluda film Badshahi Angti which was intended to be the first film of a reboot series, but the series was cancelled and Sandip Ray came back to the previous film series.
Satyajit Ray had deep interests in crime fiction and he read all of Sherlock Holmes fictions in his school days. And when Ray himself started writing on crime fictions, unsurprisingly, the character Sherlock Holmes inspired his writings.
In Kailash Choudhury'r Pathar he praises the way Holmes used to draw large conclusions from observations. In Londone Feluda , when Feluda goes to Baker Street , he openly considers Holmes as the "master" Bengali: guru of all private detectives. Prodosh Chandra Mitra, popularly known by his nickname Feluda, first appeared in the eponymous Bengali short story Feludar Goyendagiri Danger in Darjeeling in The story, written by Satyajit Ray, was published in Sandesh , a children's periodical founded by Ray's grandfather, Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury and edited by Ray himself.
In the Feluda series that followed, he was portrayed as a man of around 27 born around with a tall almost 6'2" , athletic figure. Despite being a strongly built man adept in martial arts , Feluda relies mostly upon his superb analytical ability and observation skill jokingly referred to as the Magajastra or brain-weapon to solve cases instead of using physical strength or weapons.
He is very choosy about taking up cases and prefers cases that require cerebral effort. He possesses a. However, contemporary s movies based on Feluda stories feature scenes of violence uncharacteristic of the series, where Feluda demonstrates his martial art powers.
Feluda is known to be a good sleight-of-hand, and he put that skill to use for solving couple of cases. He is also good at disguises.
Feluda often calls a meeting while solving the mystery, where he cajoles the culprit in admitting their crime. Feluda had a job in bank before his detective career. He finds an avid listener in his cousin Tapesh. Also, he often uses his oratory skill at the climactic scenes to cajole the culprit in confessing his crime. He is an early riser and is often shown starting his day with exercises and yoga.
Contrary to his otherwise healthy lifestyle, Feluda enjoys smoking charminar cigarettes , exercising and chewing betel leaves. His favourite brand of cigarettes is Charminar. He is a connoisseur of delicious foods, popular music and movies, and books.
Like Sherlock Holmes, he has an voracious reading habit reflecting that of Ray's own , which add up to his enormous general knowledge. This know-how often comes handy while socialising with people and unravelling mysteries. He always reads about the place he is visiting. He says it comes in handy sometimes. He is also fond of Tintin , specially his cousin Topshe is a fan of Tintin.
Some of the Feluda stories and films have many references of The Adventures of Tintin. He is also a huge fan of the books by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay and Jim Corbett. Feluda is protective and caring about his cousin, yet he always keeps picking mistakes or humor of or from Topshe. Topshe, the narrator, greatly admires his brother and loves to be with his adventures.
Feluda has never shown interest in any woman, and there are very few female characters except some minor like Topshe's mother.
John Watson. In the first couple of stories, his surname was Bose , but later it changed to Mitra. Just like the former army surgeon, Topshe is the quintessential accomplice and faithfully records each of Prodosh Mitra's exploits accurately.
Topshe is a smart teenager. In the first story of Feluda series i. Feludar Goyendagiri , Topshe was thirteen and a half where Feluda's age was twenty seven, just the double of Topshe. Though Feluda often teases his young cousin, he is extremely fond and very protective of him. Feluda lives with Topshe's family. Topshe's father, Binay Mitra is the younger brother of Feluda's father, and therefore his uncle, and they all reside at 21, Rajani Sen Road, Kolkata Formerly, they all used to live in Tara road, Kolkata.
Though not mentioned explicitly, Topshe is good-looking, fair, tall and handsome, as per different illustrations made by Satyajit Ray himself. Detailed knowledge regarding Topshe's high school education is not available, but he used to go to school during the adventure of Sonar Kella the sixth book of Feluda series.
In the film adaptation of Sonar Kella , Topshe's mother shows her concern regarding his career and study as he spends a lots of time in case solving with Feluda. By the time of Kailashe Kelenkari the eighth book of the series he have had his secondary examination 'Madhyamik Pariksha'. Just like Feluda, Topshe also used to read lot of books to enhance his knowledge. Topshe often gets his lessons from Feluda himself.
In many cases, Feluda tests his deductive knowledge and he usually passes the test satisfactorily. In the movie Sonar Kella Topshe's father aptly said that Topshe is a lucky boy who got Feluda as his mentor. Topshe is fond of 'Adventures of Tintin' comic series. In the book Kailashe Kelenkari , he is found reading 'Tintin in Tibet'. Topshe always takes an active part in Feluda's adventure. To mention a few, he and Jatayu a. Lalmohan Ganguly sneaks into a warehouse in 'Patan' Nepal to discover vast collection of smuggled narcotics book Jato Kando Kathmandute ; finds out the stabbed body of a missing man in the woods book Darjeeling Jomjomat ; replaces the pink pearl with a fake for safe-keeping book Golapi Mukta Rahasya.
The last incident impressed Feluda as well. However, all these activities mainly comes in the latter part of the series. He also interrogated the suspects in Apsara Theaterer Mamla when Feluda was sick and bed-ridden.
Feluda solved the case just from the report of that interrogation. Lalmohan Ganguli is a close friend of Prodosh Chandra Mitra, and is described as the author of a series of Bengali crime thrillers written under the pseudonym 'Jatayu'.
Though all his novels seem to have become best-sellers, he often tends to make extremely silly mistakes such as spelling igloos as 'ilgoos'. He sometimes serves as a perfect foil to the group and in Ray's own words provides 'dollops of humour', although he sometimes does some brave acts not expected of him. He owns a 'Madrasi green' Ambassador car. Jatayu makes his first appearance in Sonar Kella joining Feluda and Topshe in the train at Kanpur , on their way to Jodhpur.
In the first two films on Feluda, which were directed by Ray himself, the character was played by Santosh Dutta , and after the first one, Ray modified the literary character to some extent, making him look and behave quite like Dutta himself.
Jatayu also has a fantasy of collecting weapons. In various books he carried weapons like 'kukri' Nepali knife , and smoke bomb. Jatayu lives at Garpar in Kolkata, and it may be recalled that Satyajit Ray himself passed his childhood at , Garpar.
Sidhu Jetha's formal name is Siddheshwar Bose. He is a bibliophile , and has an extensive base of general knowledge, current and historical affairs. He is a close friend of Feluda's father, being former neighbours in their ancestral village in Bangladesh.
Feluda's jyatha that is, uncle is said to have a 'photographic memory', and is a vast source of information which comes in handy when Feluda is in need of some. His vast knowledge comes from his collection of varied kinds of newspaper clippings which he has accumulated over the years. Following recent Feluda films made by Sandip Ray, Satyajit Ray's son, there have been questions over Sidhu Jyatha's continued relevance in the stories considering technologies such as the internet offer a faster, wider and more effective knowledge base than a well-read person.
He is a loyal, intelligent and reliable person and is of great help when needed. He played a crucial role in Gorosthaney Sabhdhan where he saved the lives of Feluda, Jatayu, and Topshe. He also has a minor role in Boshpukery Khunkharapi , where he takes part in a surveillance mission with the rest of Feluda's gang in disguise playing 29 cardgame. He has been compared to Professor Moriarty of the Sherlock Holmes series.
After him Mohan Agashe played this character two times in telefilms. Maganlal lives in Benaras. He has a house in Joka, Kolkata also. His son's name is Surajlal Meghraj. He is officially a money-lender but is involved in smuggling artifacts, narcotics through Indo-Nepal border and jewellery.
His Kolkata house had been raided once but he escaped any charges until Feluda caught him red-handed in smuggling an invaluable Ganesh Murti an idol of the elephant god during the case of Joi Baba Felunath. However, he was not behind bars for a long time. In the nineteenth book, Jato Kando Kathmandute , Feluda said that he was not at all surprised seeing Meghraj out of jail as that was nothing for such an influential person.
Once again he was arrested in charge of murder and smuggling, yet he averted any long term punishment and we saw him once again in the thirty-first story, Golapi Mukta Rahasya. Maganlal is a good judge of human character. He also has a special interest in humiliating Jatayu.
In Joi Baba Felunath he made Jatayu the subject of a knife-throwing play. In his third appearance, he made Jatayu to sing a Tagore song which Jatayu said his first time experience of singing a song. Surprisingly, he shows a queer fondness to Jatayu and usually calls him 'Uncle'. During these three stories, we see many accomplices of Maganlal.
Feluda in film
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This is a list of Feluda films produced by Indian and West Bengal film studios by year to the present. The series is about a fictional Indian Bengali hero who is a detective by profession and lives in Kolkata , West Bengal , India. Bengali actors Tota Roy Chowdhury is playing the main character ' Feluda ' and Kalpan Mitra as 'Topesh' seemed to be the his young assistant and the iconic character Lalmohan Ganguly , alias 'Jatayu' is playing by Anirban Chakraborty who played the main character in Detective Series Eken Babu before. It will be available to stream on the web platform addatimes. The first two film of the series was directed by Satyajit Ray in the 70's and later films by his son Sandip Ray from the 90's till now. Nothing has been announced about the casting. Scripting of the Hindi adaptation of this cult detective story is currently in progress.
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