Chandi Mukherjee spoke on Feluda Sabyasachi Chakraborty a week before the release of Tintorretor Jishu
Hi Sabyasachi, what is your comment on the comparison with Soumitra Chatterjee, who has also played the role of Feluda?
There is no place for comparison. In Satyajit Rays film Soumitra was the Felu, and now in Sandip Rays film I am the Felu. We are both different persons and so though we are enacting the same character, the characterization would be different. Similar with Parambrata, he has replaced Siddhartha. And the same with Bibhu Bhattacharya who has replaced Santosh Dutta. Dont forget even Anup Kumar and Robi Ghosh did the enactment of Jatayu in Sandip Rays two different television ventures. And it is also true that the director is also different. Sandip Rays approach and senior Rays approach towards the same character is different.
In Kailashe Kelenkari Sandip Ray did give you very little scope to be cerebral. It was all action movie. Many of us believe that this approach destroying the image of the character Feluda. It is the same in Tintorettor Jishu.
No, Tintorettor Jishu is totally different. We have come back to the original image of Feluda, a thinking investigator. In this film Feluda is more cerebral than an only action oriented detective.
Then action is less in this film?
Not at all, there were actions. Even Topshe and Lalmohan Babu are also involved in action in this film.
A still from Tintorettor Jishu
How was the shoot in Hong Kong?
It was all fun. There was a problem when we reached there. My son was accompanying me in the shoot. He was travelling with a tourist Visa without any dollar in his pocket as I was with him. And I was on a working permit. So confusion arrives. He was detained and interrogated at the airport by the security for an hour. And when they came to conclusion that my son actually travelling with the shooting unit, then they left him.
What is your expectation out of Tintorettor Jishu?
It would click. Different locations, beautiful script it would click definitely.
Sandip will be making next Feluda adventure in 2010. What would be your choice of story?
Definitely Joto Kando Kathmandu Te. Because in the background there is the Himalayan mountain. And the other reason is the nature of the adventure. Definitely many things have to be changed like in 2010 Feluda cannot take the disguise of a Hippie because everybody would identify him immediately. But when Satyajit Ray wrote in the late 60s Hippies used to make Kathmandu as their greatest joint of the east. Anyway all will be depending on what the captain of the ship Sandip Ray wants.
Thank you Mr. Chakraborty, and wish you all the best.