112 Min | Mystery – Thriller | December 2014
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Director: Sandip Ray
Starring: Dwijen Banerjee, Paran Banerjee, Biswajit Chakraborty
Badshahi Angti Review: To write a review on Feluda Movie is very easy as there is no fear of delivering spoilers, even doesn’t need to focus about any space regarding the story, as each n everyone was a masterpiece by the Magician, Particularly this one” Badsahi Angti” which is very close to our heart. This was one of the stories at the beginning of the series, at his (Feluda) young age, where he still didn’t have a revolver but this was the story where he established the fact that he came to stay in our heart forever. Once in an interview Sandip Ray told that his Father always believe in the fact that to make a thriller movie from a story which everyone knows, reveal the villain First (as he did in “Sonar Kella” n “JoyBaba Felunath”) and then draw the ‘Cat’ n ‘mouse’ game correctly. It’s the way to bring back the audience twice in the hall. But In “Badsahi Angti” it’s not possible and correctly here he doesn’t follow his father’s way, rather he stick to the story as it is in the book, line by line with every minute details.
As a result the story came alive on the screen like a running commentary. Tight Script, No looseness, line by line dialogues, scenes, handy graphics, original n new background score make the presentation smarter. Sandip Ray also believes that every Feluda story is a journey and so also we. He tried hard To Establish this fact with various great locations of Lucknow, Haridwar in a very beautiful way. With his smart directions the Railway stations, Bare Imam Bara, Residency, roads n crowds of Lucknow, Har Ki Pauri Ghat, Ganges added the much needed tour effect. Regarding acting we see a new Feluda here n Abir Chatterjee Justifies. With a younger look (needed according to the story) down to earth voice, less talkative nature, expressions, attitude He properly placed his foot in the shoe. Rather I don’t like Sourav Das as Topse. He failed to produce the dilemma of innocence and intelligence in his character (though to produce this, is really tough indeed to a newcomer).
Hope he will do better in next seasons. Other actors are also very good n properly fitted in their role. But frankly speaking Paran Bandopadhyay steals the show (yes and in a Feluda movie from Feluda) from first to last scene with his new look and awesome acting. Just Speechless. On a whole a Great Feluda Movie without destroying the Pages. So Friends start your English Festive Season Surely with this first n fast. Just awesomeness, Feluda is best, Feluda is best.