In an instance of a fictional character meeting its creator’s world; the next film by Arindam Sil on Goenda Shabor, a detective story series written by renowned Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, is set to be shot at Mukhopadhyay’s former residence.
Sil was out location hunting for Tirandaj Shabor, the fourth film in the Goenda Shabor series, when he stumbled upon a house in which Mukhopadhyay – winner of a Sahitya Akademi Award- once stayed at and decided to shoot there.
Calling it a “divine intervention” and “miracle”, Sil posted a picture of the house on social media on Friday.
“Miracles happen every time I am out with my team for a recce. And this time too the tradition continues. What might seem so very ordinary to all eyes, never knew that my search for something specific would end here. The house that you see at the background is where the great writer #SirshenduMukherjee use to reside once. And the location I have been hunting for since morning is for #TirandajShabor ( written by Sirshendu Da ).#SaswataChatterjee Mohua Chatterjee Shukla #Rammani Apurba Bose #DevlinaKumar #ModhuraPali #CamelliaProductions #AnirbanChakraborty #ShankarChakraborty #DebjaniChatterjee Joydip Kundu #AshimRoychowdhury Padmanabha Dasgupta #BickramGhosh”
Miracles happen every time I am out with my team for a recce. And this time too the tradition continues. What might seem…
Actor Saswata Chatterjee will be reprising his role as Shabor in this film after Ebar Shabor (2015), Eagoler Chokh (2016) and Aschhe Abar Shabor (2018). He has reportedly been losing weight for the film.
Based on a police officer of the Kolkata Police’s detective department, stories on Shabor Dasgupta were meant for older, mature readers; unlike the wildly popular private detective Feluda, created by auteur Satyajit Ray, which was a hit among children and young teenagers.
Mukhopadhyay created Shabor with the vision of making him an honest officer, devoid of passions and a personal life. While the Shabor films have been well received by the audience, the original thriller story did not sell well when Mukhopadhyay first released it.
Other notable works of Mukhopadhyay that were adapted into films include Patalghar (2003) by Abhijit Chowdhury, Dosar (2006) by National Award winning director Rituparno Ghosh, Goynar Baksho (2013) by actor-director Aparna Sen and Ashchorjyo Prodeep by director Anik Dutta in the same year.