The trailer of upcoming Bengali web series Feluda Pherot: Chhinnomostar Obhishaap was released by streaming platform AddaTimes on Twitter on Saturday.
Based on the book Chhinnomostar Obhishaap (The Curse of the Goddess) which is part of the Feluda series, the web series features actor Tota Roy Chowdhury as Feluda, Kalpan Mitra as Topshe and Anirban Chakrabarti as Jatayu.
In the story, Feluda and team visit Hazaribagh, in Jharkhand, and get invited by a puzzle-loving, retired advocate to his birthday party. The advocate dies but not before giving cryptic clues to Feluda.
Produced by Nispal Singh, the two-season series has music by Joy Sarkar and lyrics penned by Srijato. The poster of the series was unveiled on November 7.
The trailer of the second season Feluda Pherot: Jawto Kando Kathmandute will release on November 22.
Written by the Oscar Award-winning director Ray, the Feluda series comprises over 30 books, documenting the life of a fictional a young Bengali private detective, Prodosh C Mitter (better known as Feluda), aided by his nephew Tapesh Mitter (also known as Topshe) and author Lalmohan Ganguli (better known by his pen name Jatayu). Most of the stories see the three embarking on adventures to historic spots or tourist areas, which then become the setting for the stories. Considered to be a must-read among Bengalis, these crime and murder mysteries are usually ridden with literary puzzles which the trio attempt to solve.
Ray had made two hit film adaptations- Sonar Kella (1974), and Joi Baba Felunath (1979)- with late actor Soumitra Chatterjee cast as Feluda. The massive success of these films helped in propelling the making of several television and web series.
While Ray’s son Sandip Ray directed Sabyasachi Chakraborty as Feluda in both the television series as well as in the later films, actors like Shashi Kapoor, Abir Chatterjee and Parambrata Chattopadhyay have also essayed the role of the young detective in the past.