"It is heartening to see Ray's popularity is increasing among the Gen Next with passing time and precisely, for this reason, we have decided to bring back 'Feluda' on screen in the 50th year of its creation," Sandip told PTI.
The two stories are Samaddarer Chabi (Samaddar's Key) and Golokdham Rahasya (Golokdham Mystery)," Sandip said while attending to the people who visited Ray's house on his 95th birth anniversary today. It will be a comeback for the old warhorse Sabyasachi Chakraborty as Feluda, who had earlier portrayed the sleuth in several Feluda films.
"I had taken Abir (Chatterjee) as Feluda in my earlier film Badshahi Angti. But he is also essaying the character of another popular Bengali sleuth Byomkesh in a series. There will be an identity crisis so far as the audience is concerned," he said. So Sabyasachi will be Feluda again, he said.
Sabyasachi portrayed Feluda on both small and big screens after legendary Soumitra Chattopadhyay donned the detective's hat in two films directed by Ray himself in the 1970s.
Abir was Feluda in one film, the last one, Badsahi Angti in 2014.
Sandip's new Feluda film, to be produced by Bollywood major Eros International, will hit the floors in August and will be shot in Kolkata. It is slated to be released by this Christmas.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:45 PM IST