Abir Chatterjee-starrer treasure hunt film to be released this month
Byomkesh-actor Abir Chatterjee will now don the hat of a treasure hunter in "Guptodhoner Sondhane", which is claimed to be the first big Bengali film on a treasure hunt, to be released this month. Eminent Bengali directors Goutam Ghosh, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, and Arindam Sil are part of the team as the director Dhrubo Banerjee said they were here to enhance the film's quality.
"Sil, Ghosh and Mukherjee brought more layers to the film"
Popular Bengali hero Abir Chatterjee said neither Sil, nor Ghosh nor Mukherjee carried the baggage of a filmmaker during the film's shoot but did not divulge how their role unfolded in the film. "All the three portray very interesting and important characters but how that will be a surprise. All I can say they brought more layers to the film," the director said.
Chatterjee had earlier portrayed the character of iconic 'Byomkesh Bakshi'
Chatterjee had also portrayed the character of iconic Bengali sleuth "Byomkesh Bakshi" in a string of Bengali films. Chatterjee said, "Bengalis are losing the spirit of going on exploration for treasure hunt. The film aims at fostering that spirit of adventures in every Bengali. To my knowledge, it is the first big Bengali production embarking on an adventure for hidden treasure."
Chatterjee speaks on his roles as Byomkesh and Feluda
Chatterjee had been cast as Byomkesh in several films and as Feluda in Badshahi Angti among others. Speaking on if his image as Byomkesh or Feluda will not come in the way of establishing the new role of a treasure hunter history professor, Chatterjee said, "We are actors first and portray the role as demanded by the script. The audience is mature enough."
Audience to get a break from monotony of iconic characters
About casting Chatterjee in the lead role, the director said, "I didn't seek to find similarities between his portrayal as Feluda or Byomkesh. But I liked his smart and intelligent look which can be molded in a different way." Subarno Sen, the film's protagonist, may give a break from the monotony of iconic characters of Feluda and Byomkesh to the Bengali audience, he said.
The film 'Guptodhoner Sondhane'
"'Guptodhoner Sondhane' is the first installment of a brand new franchise being introduced by SVF," Srikant Mohta said on behalf of the producers.