Kolkata: Satyajit Ray’s iconic fictional detective Feluda will re-appear on the silver screen towards 2016 end as the maestro’s son Sandip Roy is set to bring together two stories of the detective in a single feature film which will be produced by Eros International Media, a Mumbai-based production house.
“Abir, who was accepted by the audience in the role of the famous fictional detective in ‘Badshahi Angti’, will be in the same role. He will be my sleuth from now on Abir fits the bill as a star with his young age, athletic build, height and intelligent face – all essential prerequisites which my father had visualised ” Sandip said.
Sandip said that he had thought about Abir long before he debuted as an actor in the role of another popular Bengali fictional detective (Byomkesh) in a film by a fellow director.
A spokesman of Eros, which made a string of box office hits in Hindi, including “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” and “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, said, “We are happy to produce film on Feluda, who is a popular Bengali character immortalised in books and celluloid.” The production house will be debuting in its first Bengali movie “Monchora” that has also been directed by Sandip and set to release this Christmas.