Shuvodip Biswas |
June 23, 2022 13:45:01
In her Essay ‘Feluchand,’ Lila Majumdar as soon as wrote, “Even the unlettered additionally know Feluda, as a result of they will watch him on display.”
That was the time when Satyajit Ray has already made two Feluda movies, and after his demise, his son Sandwip Ray was making some extra. So, individuals who weren’t launched to Feluda via books had the possibility to expertise him within the theatre or on TV.
Nonetheless, since then, apart from Sandwip Ray himself, many administrators tried to convey Feluda to life on screens, and Srijit Mukherjee is the most recent identify added to the listing. Sure, the not too long ago launched ‘Feludar Goyendagiri Season 1: Darjeeling Jomjomat’ has Srijit Mukherjee as his director. The sequence is an adaptation of Satyajit Ray’s novel, ‘Darjeeling Jawmjomat.’
The story is fairly easy. Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu, the Three Musketeers, go to Darjeeling on a special day, the taking pictures of the Bollywood adaptation of Jatayu’s novel. Nonetheless, there, a retired banker named Birupaksha Majumdar will get assassinated brutally. And as regular, Feluda begins the investigation.
Now, coming to the purpose, how correct was Feluda on this OTT model? Contemporarily, how correct have been the others?
Nicely, Srijit Mukherjee is worthy of getting claps in some instances for his imaginative and prescient and implementation. For instance, the director tried to catch the precise moments Satyajit Ray has illustrated in Feluda’s books, which might be stated to be good. Srijit additionally tried to take care of most accuracy within the casting of artists. The background rating can also be good. However, is the portrayal correct sufficient?
There are two scenes, the place Feluda might be seen doing yoga. From the ebook, virtually all of the readers know that Feluda has a match, well-maintained physique. However on this case, Tota Roychowdhury appears to have a bit extra structured physique in distinction to different Feludas like Soumitra Chatterjee or Sabyasachi Chakraborty.
At some factors, it appears like, to take care of such a physique, a man wants to pay attention extra on bodily workouts fairly than psychological ones. Sustaining physique is a small a part of Feluda’s life-style, which appears to be a denied idea right here.
Additionally, Feluda right here is seen to have a ridiculous perspective of Jatayu, greater than he has within the books. Generally, that offers a sense of humiliation, which is concretely towards the character of Feluda.
Topshe is the narrator in all of the Feluda tales, so his components within the sequence ought to have been extra tactful. However Kalpan Mitra is barely seen to have lively participation within the movement of occasions.
Lalmohan Ganguly aka Jatayu is performed by Anirban Chakraborty, who beforehand was seen taking part in the position of one other well-known detective of Bengali literature, Ekendra Sen aka Eken Babu in different internet sequence and flicks. And on this sequence, he might be discovered very Eken-ish. Identical to Eken Babu, he appears to be infantile, emotional, and specifically scenes, namby-pamby.
In addition to, in 3 or 4 scenes, the placement and body angle fully matches these from the not too long ago launched film, ‘The Eken,’ which pushes the efficiency of Anirban in ‘Darjeeling Jomjomat’ to be extra Eken-ish.
The artwork route and set design additionally damage the sequence. Throughout Darjeeling days, Feluda is seen carrying sports activities hoodies and joggers for train, which was not a classy jogging outfit within the mid-’80s. The color-grading additionally accommodates no vibe for the sequence to defend its interval.
The 2 characters Rajat Bose and Rajen Raina have such poor make-up that their false hair (wigs) are very a lot seen, which is unquestionably a damaging level for the demonstration of their characters.
To conclude, this new Feluda sequence is an effective deal with for each the newbies and people followers of Feluda who have been eagerly ready for a film or sequence. However, if in contrast with the imaginary Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu, those from the sequence might be stated to be a bit dissatisfactory.
Nonetheless, the initiative was good, and the viewers will certainly be wanting ahead to seeing higher seasons of this Feluda within the upcoming years.