Sonar Kella (1974)

Posted: February 24, 2016 in Bangla 1970-80, Bengali films, Satyajit Ray, Soumitro Chattopadhyay, Two Hundred Bengali Cinema

A tale of reincarnation filled with mystery and great action sequences – sometimes on a train, at times in cars and camels on other occasions. This 1974 film has Soumitro Chattopadhyay delivering a superlative performance as Feluda and ably assisted by Santosh Dutta (Jatayu) & Ajoy Bannerjee and Kamu Mukherjee as the villians in supporting roles. The film is a blend of mystery laced in a historical travelogue.

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Rating: 3.8 out of 5

Postscript: In the two Feluda films that Ray directed – this one and JOY BABA FELUNATH – it appears that the villians were really chasing a fake treasure – was Ray making fun of the avaricious trait of humans in these films?

 

 

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