January 9, 2009

Sonar Kella

Sonar Kella (The Golden Fortress) 1974

Year - 1974
Producer - Govt. of West Bengal
Screenplay - Satyajit Ray
Based on - The novel Sonar Kella by Satyajit Ray
Photography - Soumendu Roy
Editor - Dulal Dutta
Art Director - Ashoke Bose
Music - Satyajit Ray
Sound - J. D. Irani, Anil Talukdar
Length - 115 min.
Print - Color

Pradosh Mitter (Feluda) - Soumitra Chatterjee
Lalmohan Ganguli (Jotayu) - Santosh Dutta
Tapesh Mitter (Tapesh) - Siddartha Chatterjee
Mukul Dhar - Kusal Chakravarty
Doctor Hemanga Hajra - Sailen Mukherjee
Amiyanath Burman - Ajoy Banerjee
Mandar Bose - Kamu Mukherjee
Mukul 2 - Santanu Bagchi
Uncle Sidhu - Harindranath Chatterjee
Sarkar's father - Sunil Sarkar
Mukul's mother - Rekha Chatterjee
Journalist - Ashoke Mukherjee
Lawyer - Bimal Chatterjee

A parapsychologist discovers that the drawings of the child Mukul represent scenes from a former life. It emerges that everything had taken place in a fortress, where the boy's father had worked as a gem cutter. The child is led to places in Rajastan where such an environment might be found. Alerted to this strange phenomenon by newspaper reports, some bandits kidnap the boy. The detective Feluda is engaged, along with his assistant Tapesh, to recover the child.

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