There is perhaps no greater Bengali detective series than the famed writer and Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray's Feluda (ফেলুদা) series. From his humble abode in 21 Rajani Sen Road, Ballygonj, Kolkata, Feluda or Prodosh Chandra Mitra, (প্রদোষ চন্দ্র মিত্র) becomes a celebrated private investigator over a series of 35 novels and short stories, traveling all over India and beyond with his cousin and ever present "satellite" Topshe (Tapesh Ranjan Mitra) and his lighthearted but dependable friend Jatayu (Lalmohan Ganguly). Replete with drama, suspense, intriguing characters and Ray's unique brand of quaint humor, Feluda stories always hold a class of their own. Starting from Feludar Goendagiri in 1965, there have been 35 complete stories which include full-length novels and short stories and 2 unfinished stories, many of which have been turned into feature films for both the big screen and television. These have included such luminaries as Soumitra Chatterjee and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and have been directed both by Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray and Satyajit Ray himself. Even after half a century of the publication of the first Feluda, the series still earns new fans every day. We all have our favorite stories from the series that we fondly remember and recount to each other. Which ones do you think are the best and why? Rank this list by dragging and dropping the items and hit submit to update the average. And let me and others know why you like your favorite ones in the comments below.
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Joi Baba Felunath (জয়বাবা ফেলুনাথ - 1975, English title "The Mystery of the Elephant God") is the eleventh story in Satyajit Ray's famous Feluda series and was first published in Sharadiya Desh, 1975. Feluda, his cousin Topshe and the thriller writer Jatayu visit Benaras during the Durga Pujas. There they meet a Bengali family called the Ghosals who owned a small but valuable golden Ganesh statue, about an inch in height, that was stolen. Upon hearing that Feluda is a private investigator, the family head entrusts him with the task of finding the thief. All of this happens at the same time as the arrival of a saint by the name of 'Machhli Baba' in Benaras, who quivers the excitement of the local people. Among the suspects of the theft is Maganlal Meghraj, a wealthy Marwari businessman, who had his eyes on the Ganesh for a very long time. He comes to know about the involvement of Feluda in this case. He invites Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu to his house and offers Feluda Rs.2000 so that he leaves this case. Feluda refuses, which angers Maganlal, and he sets up a knife throwing show, using Jatayu as the bait. After the thrilling adventures in Maganlal's house, Feluda takes a vow - either he will avenge Jatayu's harassment, or quit being a sleuth. Although warned by Maganlal, Feluda did not lose interest in the case, and deduces that Machhli Baba is actually a fraud working for Maganlal. A member of the Ghosal family, Bikash, was also bribed by Maganlal to steal the Ganesh and hand it over to him. Feluda gets hold of Bikash and makes him confess his involvement in the theft. But Bikash states that when he went to steal the Ganesh, it was not there. Several questions arise in Feluda's mind. Where is the Ganesh, then? Why the innocent idol-maker of the Ghosals Shashi Babu was murdered brutally? What plan did the Ghosal family head hatch upon with his grandson to save the Ganesh? The story has two sub plots. On the one hand, it is the story of the acquisitive instinct of a greedy Marwari businessman, who would spare no expenses or ways to get what he desires, even if it is at the cost of murdering some innocents and bribing the willing. On the other, it is also the tale of cautionary foresight exercised by the family head. The sights and sounds and the brilliant cinematography and photographic imagery takes the nostalgic viewer to a lost world of the innocence, the beauty and the freshness of a north Indian town, that is at once, far from the madding corruptibility of big cities. Subaltern texts like the caste and the communal divide do make their presence felt, but they exist as subplots, that further enrich the viewer's understanding. This is also Feluda's first meeting with his arch-nemesis Maganlal Meghraj. Joy Baba Felunath was adapted into a film under the direction of Satyajit Ray himself, featuring Soumitra Chatterjee, Santosh Dutta, Siddartha Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt among others.
Sonar Kella (সোনার কেল্লা - 1971, English Title "The Golden Fortress) is the sixth story in Satyajit Ray's Feluda Series and was first published in Sharadiya Desh, 1971. The mystery revolves around Mukul Dhar, a child of Kolkata who claims that he can remember events of his previous life where he apparently used to live in a "Golden Fortress" (Bengali: Sonar Kella) and draws sketches about peacocks, forts and of battles that he had supposedly witnessed. As the boy soon gains media attention, his father happens to meet Dr. Hemanga Hajra, a parapsychologist, in his book store who offers to help believing it might also help him in his research. After listening to Mukul's descriptions of deserts and peacocks, Dr. Hajra guesses that the place he describes might be in Rajasthan. Mukul also mentions that he lived in the Golden Fortress and that their house had lots of gems. Dr. Hajra decides to take Mukul on a trip to Rajasthan hoping this may shed deeper light into such parapsychological phenomenon, as well as help cure the boy. A newspaper report about the gems Mukul describes alerts criminals in the area who plan to kidnap Mukul in hope of getting their hands on it. Their first attempt at the kidnapping fails when they pick up another boy named Mukul from the same neighborhood. By this time, the real Mukul had already left for Rajasthan along with Dr Hajra. Alarmed by the attempted kidnapping of his son, Mukul's father engages the service of Feluda to help protect his son. Feluda accepts the assignment and starts investigating the kidnapping incident, and tries to learn as much as possible from the kidnapped child, and also about Dr. Hajra. Feluda and Topshe thereafter leave for Rajasthan following Dr Hajra and on their way to Rajasthan, they meet Lalmohan Ganguly, a.k.a. Jatayu, a popular thriller-writer, for the very first time! Jatayu, who will go on to become a permanent fixture in the series, soon starts admiring Feluda's ability in observing things and wishes to accompany him in his journey to which Feluda agrees. When the trio arrive in Jodhpur Circuit House in Rajasthan, they meet Dr. Hajra, Mukul and a globe-trotter named Mandar Bose. Together they travel around Rajasthan showing various forts to Mukul, in the hopes of identifying his Golden Fortress. Meanwhile, Feluda starts to suspect Mandar Bose primarily based on his dressing and his affluent Bengali accent. He even becomes suspicious of Dr Hajra's conduct as he appears lackadaisical in his endeavours about parapsychology and decides to inquire Mukul about the mysterious bad men he described to have seen on the train to Rajasthan. Feluda was convinced by then that there was something afoot. After noticing some souvenir saucers depicting the Jaisalmer fort, which is made of yellow limestone, while wandering around tourist sites, Feluda concludes that Mukul's fort must be the same one. The trio rush back to the guest house only to find that Dr. Hajra, Mukul and Mandar Bose have left in a hurry. Feluda suspects foul play, and his suspicions are confirmed when he finds that the word Hajra has been misspelled in the attendance register of the guest house. Is this Dr. Hajra an imposter? If so, where is the real Dr. Hajra? Who is Mandar Bose? And above all, is there any truth to Mukul's claims? The search for Mukul takes Feluda, Topshe and their newfound friend Jatayu on a pursuit where they journey on foot, ride camels, cars and trains all around the majestic landscape of the deserts of Rajasthan. In 1974, Satyajit Ray himself directed a film adaption of the book, starring Soumitra Chatterjee as Feluda, Santosh Dutta, Siddartha Chatterjee and Kushal Chakraborty. The movie was released in the United States as The Golden Fortress and is fondly remembered as one of the Oscar-winning director's best films.
Joto Kando Kathmandute (যত কান্ড কাঠমুন্ডুতে - 1980, English title "The Criminals of Kathmandu") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1980. Feluda goes to Nepal to catch a murderer, and discovers the case to be far more complicating than it seems. While investigating, Jatayu gets drugged and Feluda meets an old enemy.
Badshahi Angti (বাদশাহী আংটি - May 1966, English title "The Emperor's Ring") is the second story in the Feluda series and the first Feluda novel created by Satyajit Ray. It was first published in Sandesh (May 1966 - May 1967). The story begins with Feluda, Topshe and Topshe's father's visit to their advocate uncle who stays near Bara Imambara, Lucknow. There they meet Dr. Srivastav, whose home was burgled the previous night apparently to steal a precious ring gifted to him by his recently deceased friend, Pyarelal. The ring is believed to have been the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb's. Fearing more burglary attempts, the doctor decides to keep the ring in his friend's home. But, unfortunately, the ring is lost prompting Feluda to start investigating secretly. Meanwhile, Feluda meets several intriguing characters in the doctor's neighborhood, Mr. Bonobihari Sarkar and his assistant, Ganesh Guha. Bonobihari-babu has ferocious and poisonous creatures like crocodiles, an African tiger, a hyena, a few rattlesnakes, scorpions and a black widow spider in his backyard. Feluda also meets Mahavir, late Pyarelal's son and a film actor who believes there was foul play behind his father's death. The suspense, characters and the setting of Lucknow make Badshahi Angti a fan favorite. And so, Badshahi Angti adapted into a film in 2014 with actor Abir Chatterjee playing Feluda's character for first time.
Kailashey Kelenkari (কৈলাসে কেলেংকারী - 1973, English title "A Killer in Kailash" or "A Scandal in Kailash") is the ninth story in Satyajit Ray's Feluda Series which as first published in Sharadiya Desh, 1973. The story revolves around the blatant smuggling and illegal trading in valuable artifacts stolen from ancient Indian temples across the country, the latest of which is a 'yakshi' head sculpt from a temple in Orissa. Super sleuth Feluda steps in to solve the crime, with his cousin Topshe, and Lalmohanbabu, the writer of detective novels who goes by the name of Jatayu, who assists him in his work. In the bait, Feluda has to take up multiple disguises, encounter many shady characters, all in the land of Kailash Temple in Ellora. The story depicts how Feluda uses Topshe and Jatayu as baits in the fifteenth cave and manages to catch the main villain in the smuggling racket in a series of sequences filled with action and high dramatics. The novel was adapted into a film based on the same plot directed by Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray and was released on 21 December 2007. It is said that Satyajit Ray was so fascinated with the beauty of the Kailash Temple and the caves by the famous Ellora Caves near Aurangabad when he visited them in 1940-41 that he was inspired to pen this legendary crime thriller.
Royal Bengal Rahasya (রয়েল বেঙ্গল রহস্য - 1974, English title "The Royal Bengal Mystery") is the tenth story in Satyajit Ray's Feluda Series and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1974. On an invitation by Mahitosh Singha Ray, Lalmohon-babu (Jatayu) takes Feluda and Topshe to a forest near Bhutan where Feluda is given a puzzle to solve. He solves that successfully, unearths hidden secrets of the Singha Ray family, solves a murder and kills a man-eater tiger in the process. At the end of the story, he is rewarded with the Tiger-skin.This story tells about Feluda 's impressive reflex skills and his spear sharp mind with its unbeatable craze for mysteries. Feluda is invited by a rich former Zamindar (and a retired big-game hunter) in North Bengal, to solve a riddle which was written by one of his ancestors a long time ago. The riddle ostensibly contains clues to finding a hidden treasure that belongs to the family of the Zamindar. When Tarit Sengupta, the personal secretary of the Zamindar is killed under mysterious circumstances, Feluda finds out that Tarit had already solved the riddle, and was in the process of stealing the treasure when he was killed. Then the mystery thickens as there are many suspects. At the end the man-eating Tiger appears to give the story a new dimension. How does Feluda Solve it? A film with the same name based on this novel was released in 2011, directed by Satyajit Ray's son, Sandip Ray. The story was adapted into 2013 short film Feluda, directed by Shailesh Singh.
Gorosthaney Sabdhan (গোরস্থানে সাবধান! - 1977, English title "The Secret of the Cemetery") is a story in the famous Feluda series and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1977. By accident, more than anything else, Feluda and company find themselves beside the grave of Thomas Godwin. The grave was dug up by some miscreants for unknown reasons. The rather colorful history of Mr. Godwin makes Feluda curious to know more about the man.From the diary of Thomas' daughter Charlotte, Feluda finds that a very precious clock went to Thomas' grave with him. To his surprise, Feluda finds that another party knows about this clock and they are trying to get it aided by the letter with them. Thanks to the brilliance of the detective and the help of 'Haripada-babu', the chauffeur of Mr. Ganguli, a new introduction in this book, their plot is foiled. It is different from most other Feluda stories, in the sense that it is based on Feluda's hometown Kolkata. Most of Feluda's adventures take place as he and his company go to visit some place in India or outside. Here, however, Kolkata itself is the setting. A man is found lying unconscious after a stormy evening at South Park Street Cemetery. Feluda goes to investigates and finds the man's wallet there. He meets the injured victim himself. He senses something wrong and starts an investigation on his own, which leads him to deep secrets lying in the history of the city of Kolkata. The story was made into a thriller film directed by Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray and was released on 10 December 2010. The Old Calcutta: for a long time, Calcutta was the capital of British India. Just as the story of the Nawabs plays a vital part in 'Badshahi Angti' (based on Lucknow), the story of British families who lived in the former capital of the British Raj, plays a prominent part in this story. Feluda goes to a Christian cemetery, to see the graves of the members of the Godwin family. He goes to Ripon Lane to meet a living member of the family. Later on, he finds that there is an Anglo-Indian branch of the family as well.
Gangtokey Gondogol (গ্যাংটকে গন্ডগোল - 1970, Trouble in Gangtok) is the fifth story in the Feluda series and was published in Sharadiya Desh in 1970. The story begins when Feluda and Topshe take a summer holiday to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. When their plane lands at Bagdogra Airport after a flight from Dum Dum, they meet a man named Sasadhar Bose, a businessman trading in aromatic plants, who asks them if he can come to Gangtok in their jeep. They hear people talking about an accident where a man had been killed in a freak accident by a falling boulder on the road. Mr. Bose discovers that this man was, in fact, his business partner, Mr. Shivkumar Shelvankar. After reaching the hotel, Feluda and Topshe are introduced to a man named Nishikanto Sarkar who says that he had sold a Tibetan statue, called "Yamantaka" to the dead man, Mr. Shelvankar. Later, Feluda and Topshe meet a German photographer who claims to be called Helmut Ungar. He tells them about a certain Dr. Vaidya, who claims to be able to act as a medium, read palms and predict the future. They visit the Tibetan Institute to investigate about the statue, and when they return they discover that Mr. Bose is leaving for Bombay, so they ask him to investigate when he reaches. Mr. Sarkar invites them to a Lama dance in Rumtek Monastery. That night, somebody throws a note into Mr. Sarkar's room, with the Tibetan word for death written on it. Suspecting foul play, Feluda and Topshe then go to the site of Mr. Shlevankar's accident to investigate, and they discover that his death was actually not an accident! Feluda then launches an investigation that takes him and Topshe through many scenic but dangerous places all over Sikkim - making this novel a hair-raising adventure.
Bhuswarga Bhoyonkor (ভূস্বর্গ ভয়ঙ্কর - 1987, English title "Peril in Paradise") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh, 1987. The story starts when Feluda and the intrepid trio go on holiday to Kashmir. They meet a retired judge who attempts to call the spirits of the criminals whom he sentenced to death, but is secretly unconvinced by their crime. He is found brutally murdered after a few days and Feluda begins his investigation to find out the murderer.
Chhinnamastar Abhishap (ছিন্নমস্তার অভিশাপ - 1978, English title "The Curse of the Goddess") is a Bengali novel by Satyajit Ray featuring private detective Feluda and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1978. Feluda and his two associates Topshe and Jatayu decide to visit Hazaribagh, a town situated in Jharkhand (erstwhile Bihar), India. On their way, they meet a middle aged gentleman who introduces himself as one Preetindra Choudhury working in an electronics company. His car went out of order and requests a lift to Hazaribagh. Later it is known that Preetindra is the youngest son of an established retired advocate Mahesh Choudhury whose eldest son Arunendra lives in Kolkata. On reaching Hazaribagh, they come to know that the tiger of the circus company performing in the town has run away. Feluda and company settle in the empty home of one of Feluda's former clients which is very close to Mahesh Choudhury's home. Feluda meets the owner of the circus company as well as the first ring master of the fled away tiger. The ringmaster Karandikar blames appointment of a second ring master behind tiger's escape. Next day, Feluda meets Mahesh Choudhury and learns that his second son went away from his home many years ago. The entire Choudhury family goes for picnic to Rajrappa where Feluda and company also accompany. At the picnic spot, Mahesh Choudhury mysteriously becomes unconscious and falls flat on the ground and later dies. Feluda and team visits Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, and gets invited by a puzzle loving retired advocate in his birthday party. The advocate dies in an incident but not before giving cryptic clues to Feluda. Feluda starts investigation and comes to know that although Mahesh Choudhury was soft and gentle during his old age, he was a rather short tempered man in his earlier times. Many years ago, at the height of his anger, one day he murdered his watchman. However, Arunedra became the witness of the offence. But this fact was not known to Mahesh Choudhury. Mahesh Choudhury however regretted for the murder during whole period of his rest of the life.
Darjeeling Jamjomat (দার্জিলিং জমজমাট - 1986, English title "Murder in the Mountains") is a story from the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh, 1986. Feluda and team joins a film crew shooting the second film based on Jatayu's books. A double murder happens during the shoot. Feluda investigates.
Golokdham Rahasya (গোলকধাম রহস্য - 1980, English title "The Mysterious Tenant") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sandesh in May-August 1980. The story revolves around the theft of some immensely valuable research papers which takes place in the house of a retired scientist. Feluda is called in to investigate, and finds the case to be much more complex than previously expected as a tenant of the house is murdered.
Kailash Choudhury'r Pathar (কৈলাস চৌধুরীর পাথর - 1967, English title "Kailash Choudhury's Jewel") is the third story in the Feluda series and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1967. The plot involves Feluda's investigation of a complex case involving twins and a rare valuable gem.
Hatyapuri (হত্যাপুরী - 1979, English title "The House of Death") is a story from the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1979. Disturbed by the heat and humidity of Kolkata in June, combined with frequent electricity failures, the "Three Musketeers", Feluda, Topshe, and Lalmohon Babu (alias Jatayu) go to vacation in Puri, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal which is a popular tourist attraction in East India. There they find that not everybody is there for their holidays. A dead body is found in the beach and holiday makers learn of a local astrologer who can apparently tell everything about a man by simply touching his pineal gland. As the story progresses, the main mystery revolves around Mr. D. G. Sen, an elderly gentleman, who has the hobby of collecting rare 'Puthis' (old hand written books/manuscripts). He is a true collector and denies lucrative offers from prospective buyers. However, a group of people are determined to steal the most valuable manuscripts from his collection. The story takes a big turn when one of the prime suspects is found to be murdered. The climax takes place at the beaches of Puri making Hatyapuri an iconic Feluda story!
Feludar Goendagiri (ফেলুদার গোয়েন্দাগিরি - 1965, English title "Danger in Darjeeling") is the very first story the Feluda series by legendary Bengali author Satyajit Ray. It was first published in 1965 in the children's magazine Sandesh and introduces Feluda and his cousin Topshe who is the narrator of all the stories. In this story, Feluda, Topshe and Topshe's father visit Darjeeling as tourists for a few days. There, Feluda and Topshe meet Rajen Majumdar (Rajen-babu), a retired lawyer originally from Kolkata. After retirement, Rajen-babu has developed an interest in antiques, and has built quite a formidable collection in a span of a few months. Rajen-babu has been threatened by a letter posted to him, which mentions that he will be punished soon for misdeeds of his past. Rajen-babu panics and agrees to have Feluda investigate the matter. Among the suspects are Tinkori Mukhopadhyay, a renowned Bengali detective-fiction writer who is staying at Rajen-babu's house as a paying guest for a few days, Abani Ghoshal, an antique property dealer and Prabir Majumdar, Rajen Majumdar's estranged son who was thrown out of the house by Rajen-babu for trying to steal money. All of the intrigues and twists make this story a classic Feluda mystery and a harbinger of great things to come!
Sheyal Debota Rahasya (শেয়াল দেবতা রহস্য - May-June 1970, English title "The Anubis Mystery") is the fourth story in the Feluda series and was first published in the Sandesh Summer issue of May-June 1970. One of the earlier cases of Feluda, in this story we see the detective through the eyes of a much younger Topshe. The story begins during the Puja holidays, with a phone call from some Nilmani Sanyal, a fortunate lottery winner and an avid collector of curios and antiques, who is in need of Feluda’s help. Mr. Sanyal has apparently received anonymous letters written in a code that he could not decipher, and worried that this could be a threat, he had contacted Feluda. Upon visiting Mr. Sanyal, Feluda immediately recognizes the writing as Hieroglyphic – the language of ancient Egypt, and when he asks Mr. Sanyal if he has bought anything valuable recently, Mr. Sanyal produces a statue – of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian God of the Afterlife, which he has purchased at an auction. Soon after, the statue goes missing and Feluda is appointed to investigate. Feluda feels that he is onto something, but he has no idea of the mystery to follow.
Baksho Rahasya (বাক্স রহস্য - 1972, English title "Incident on the Kalka Mail") is the seventh story in Satyajit Ray's Feluda series and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1972. The story revolves around Mr. Dinanath Lahiri, an aged kindhearted Bengali businessman, who meets Feluda and claims that he has mistakenly swapped his suitcase (Bengali: Baksho) in the Kalka Mail train with one belonging to one of his co-passengers and asks Feluda to return it. Feluda learns that Mr. Lahiri's suitcase contained an an old priceless manuscript titled "A Bengali in Lamaland", written by Shambhu Charan Bose. Feluda takes the responsibility to find out the suitcase and the manuscript. This apparently simple problem takes Feluda, Topshe and Lalmohan babu to Shimla and into a realm of deceit and mystery involving the valuable manuscript and a long-forgotten diamond. The other major characters in the story are Dinanath Lahiri's nephew, Prabeer Lahiri, a struggling actor and Mr. Lahiri's co-passengers on the train: Mr. Naresh Pakrashi, Mr. Brijmohan Kedia and Mr. G. C. Dhameeja. This story is yet another breathtaking adventure where Feluda and the gang face many challenges and twists in the story. Bakso Rahashya was later turned into a radio play starring Soumitra Chatterjee as Feluda and broadcast on Indian radio while Ray was still alive, with his supervision and with background music of his composition. In 1996, on the 30th anniversary of the first Feluda publication, Sandip Ray (son of Satyajit Ray) also made a feature film with Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as Feluda which was hugely successful.
Bombaiyer Bombete (বোম্বাইয়ের বোম্বেটে - 1976, English title "The Bandits of Bombay") is a novel in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1976. Pulak Ghoshal is making a Hindi film based on Jatayu's bestseller. But a mysterious man named Sanyal has other plans for the simpleton thriller writer Bombaiyer Bombete is a 2003 Indian Bengali thriller film directed by Sandip Ray based on the story of the same name by Satyajit Ray. It was the third big screen adaptation of the fictional detective character Feluda after 25 years of the second Feluda movie Joi Baba Felunath (1979), directed by his (Sandip Ray) father Satyajit Ray. Lalmohan Ganguly, alias Jatayu − a sidekick of Feluda − gets invited to Mumbai (previously Bombay) to watch the shooting of a film based on a novel written by him.His old friend of Garpar road, Pulak Ghoshal (Paran Bandyopadhyay) is the director. Feluda and Topshe accompany him. One day prior to the journey, a mysterious film producer named Sanyal visits jatayu and tells him that he intends to make a film on the same novel (Bombaiyer Bombete) on which Pulok Ghoshal is making a film. Jatayu tells him that the novel is sold, and thus Sanyal leaves. However, Sanyal requests him to handle a packet to one of his allies at Mumbai Airport, to which Jatayu agrees. Once in Mumbai, a man comes to pick up the parcel (Rajatava Dutta), and by mistake, Jatayu gives him another parcel (of same make) to him, which contained a copy of his novel Bombaiyer Bombete, meant for his friend Pulok. The man goes to a Multistory building, and gets attacked in the elevator by another man. He kills the assassin, and drops a piece of paper near the body. Feluda and team check in a hotel, where they are told by Pulok about the murder, and the trio meet inspector patwardhan (Anjan Srivastav).Inspector Patwardhan tells them that a necklace of Nana Sahib has been stole from Nepal and that it may be smuggled in India by unknown smugglers. Next day at beach, Feluda finds out through a newspaper clipping that the piece of paper contained Jatayu's description. The trio next meet the producer of the film Mr Gorey (Ashish Vidyarthi).Mr Gorey further introduces them to Victor Perumal (Rajesh Sharma), a martial artist from Japan who is the stunt coordinator for the film. Things go mysterious when the trio get attacked multiple times by unknown men, thus forcing Feluda to open the brown packet Of Mr Sanyal after realizing Jatayu's Parcel swap. He finds The Life Divine of Aurobindo Ghosh inside, which makes him more puzzled. Further, it is revealed that in the novel, Jatayu has created a fictional building called the Shivaji Castle which is the residence of the villain of his novel, but finds out that the building is there for real, and is the residence of Mr Gorey !!! At the day of shoot, the trio board a train where an action sequence is being shot, and Mr Sanyal shows up. Along with the mysterious man (named Nimmo), brandishing a gun. Sanyal asks Feluda to hand him the book, which he gladly does, but finds something missing there. It is now revealed that Nana Sahib's necklace was inside the book, and Sanyal is the kingpin of a smuggling Mafia operating in Mumbai. Quite unexpectedly, Victor Perumal jumps down in the compartment causing Nimmo to lose balance and let go of his revolver. Sanyal is overpowered, and feluda shoots Nimmo in the leg who tries to escape. It is now revealed that Sanyal is actually Gorey in makeup, and he is a real time smuggler who tried to Smuggle the necklace with Jatayu's help. His men attacked them in order to get the parcel, and that Victor was instructed by Feluda to jump in their compartment if sensed danger. Everything ends well with Gorey being arrested and Pulok cheering Jatayu that the shooting will be resumed soon with a new producer on board.
Tintorettor Jishu (টিনটোরেটোর যীশু - 1982, English title "Tintoretto's Jesus") is a story from the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1982. Feluda meets an aristocratic Bengali family with a rich history. During his stay, a valuable painting by Italian painter Tintoretto is stolen, Feluda investigates and lands up in Hong Kong.
Napoleoner Chithi (নেপোলিয়নের চিঠি - 1981, English title "Napoleon's Letter") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1981. A pet bird gets stolen the day after it was bought. And in the same house, an aged curio collector is murdered by a person who seemingly doesn't exist. Do the two mysteries have any link? Feluda investigates.
Ghurghutiyar Ghatona (ঘুরঘুটিয়ার ঘটনা - 1975, English title "The Locked Chest") is a story in Satyajit Ray's Feluda series and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1975. It is one of the few early Feluda stories which does not feature Lalmohan Ganguly (Jatayu). The story begins when Kalikinkar Majumdar, an old man from Ghughutiya, Nadia, West Bengal sends a mail to Feluda claiming to be an admirer and invites him to the village of Ghurghutiya near Palashi to solve a curious puzzle. When Feluda and Topshe arrive at his house, Kalikinkar shows them a pet talking parrot which only recites a mysterious phrase ""Trinayan, o trinayan! Ektu jiro." (Translation: Trinayan, O Trinayan! Relax a bit.). Using this clue, Feluda is tasked with deciphering that this is a numeric code which is actually the combination number of an iron chest in the house. When Feluda solves the puzzle, Kalikinkar presents him with four rare books of Émile Gaboriau as a reward. Despite smelling something fishy about the whole episode, Feluda goes back to Kolkata with Topshe. But he returns, finding out that there was something more behind the curious puzzle in Ghurghutiya - a murder.
Gosainpur Sargaram (গোঁসাইপুর সরগরম - 1976, English title "The Mystery of the Walking Dead") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1976. Feluda is called to Gosainpur, a small town not far from Kolkata, by Jiban Mallick, the son of the erstwhile zamindar of that area Shyamlal Mallick, to investigate a threat to his father's life. Everyone in the village knows that father and the son are at loggerheads and that the zamindar has lost faith in his son. Meanwhile, the elder Mallick, an eccentric who eschews anything modern, is also becoming increasingly dependent on an astrologer who claims to bring back the dead! Then, instead of the threatened Shyamlal, his son Jiban Mallick is killed and the wealth of Mallick's is looted. To make things even odder, the dead body of Jiban Mallick vanishes, only to reappear again. Feluda works out this mystery with a mixture of investigating skills and deception. One of the more popular Feluda stories, Gosainpur Sargaram was made into a movie around 1996 starring Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as Feluda.
Samaddarer Chabi (সমাদ্দারের চাবি - 1973, English title "The Key") is the eighth story in Satyajit Ray's Feluda series. The story involves Radharaman Samaddar, a wealthy Bengali musician, who dies keeping all his money in an unknown secret place. Before dying, he utters the word "In my name... key". This might be the clue to find the hidden wealth and Feluda is asked for assistance to find out the secret location of the treasure.
Ebar Kando Kedarnathe (এবার কান্ড কেদারনাথে - 1984, English title "Crime in Kedarnath") is a story from the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1984. Feluda, along with Jatayu and Topshe goes to Kedarnath, in the Himalayan belt, to stop a possible crime which can happen against a retired maverick chemist, Bhavani Upadhay. It soon turns out that Upadhyay has, in his possession, a valuable artefact, awarded to him for his services to a king. The trio, while trying to find out the man and warn him of the coming danger, also learn about Upadhyay's life, which is somehow connected to Jatayu.
Londone Feluda (লন্ডনে ফেলুদা - 1989, English title "Feluda in London") is a story in Satyajit Ray's famous Feluda series and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1989. The story depicts Feluda's only visit to London, England, which happens at the bizarre request of an amnesia patient, Ranjan Majumdar, who wants to find out about a British man who is dead. The deceased person is connected to Majumdar's student life in London, which Majumdar has no memory of. The journey takes Feluda and company through the streets of London, where they discover a secret left untouched for decades. During the story, Feluda also visits Baker Street, home to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, whom Feluda greatly admires.
Bosepukure Khunkharapi (বোসপুকুরে খুনখারাপি - 1985, English title "The Acharya Murder Case") is a story from the famous Feluda series and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1985. Indra Narayan Acharya, a theatre artist from a rich family gets murdered. Is it one of the rival theatre groups, or a person Acharya thought to be trustworthy? Feluda investigates.
Ambar Sen Antardhan Rahasya (অম্বর সেন অন্তর্ধান রহস্য - 1983, English title "The Disappearance of Ambar Sen") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Anandamela 4 May-15 June 1983. Ambar Sen, the eldest son of late Dr. Anath Sen, a Bengali heart specialist comes to Feluda and lets him know that he has received a threatening letter where it was written, ‘Amar sarbonasher shaasti bhog koraar janyo prostoot hayo’ (Translation: Be prepared for your punishment for destroying my life). The next morning, Ambar Sen's brother, Ambuj Sen calls up Feluda over the phone and informs that Ambar Sen has been kidnapped. Feluda begins to investigate and acting on a threatening phone call, the trio go in disguise to Princep Ghat to witness the hand-over Rs. 1 lakh to the kidnapper. Car chases and dramatic actions follow in streets of Kolkata in pursuit of the perpetrators. But who took the bag full of Rs. 1 lakh from Princep Ghat? Who kidnapped Ambar Sen? It is up to Feluda and company to find out. This story was also adapted into a thriller movie featuring Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Saswata Chattopadhyay, Bivu Bhattacharya, Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Tapas Pal and others.
Jahangirer Swarnamudra (জাহাঙ্গীরের স্বর্ণমুদ্রা - 1983, English title "The Gold Coins of Jahangir") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1983. The trio of Feluda, Jatayu and Tapesh has been invited to Panihati to investigate the case of a missing gold coin of Jahangir. The client had a collection of 12 gold coins but on his last birthday, one of them was stolen by one of his most trusted invitees. He invites the same group of people this year and asks Feluda to catch the culprit while hiding his true identity.
Dr. Munshir Diary (ডাঃ মুনসীর ডায়রি - 1990, English title "Dr. Munshi's Diary") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1990. The story begins when an eminent psychiatrist Dr. Munshi engages Feluda in a 'simple' task of ensuring the cooperation of two men with a criminal history, whom Munshi had previously cured of mental disorder, as he is about to release facts about their treatment in his autobiography. Soon, however, Feluda finds himself in the thick of matters as Dr. Munshi is murdered, and the autobiography goes missing.
Golapi Mukta Rahasya (গোলাপী মুক্তা রহস্য - 1989, English title "The Mystery of the Pink Pearl") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1989. In this story, an extremely rare object – a Pink Pearl surfaces in a little Bengal village, and the owner, Joychaand Baral, turns to Feluda for protection against the machinations of the sleuthýs old enemy, the devious Maganlal Meghraj. As the plot twists and turns, Feluda ends up in the sinister galis of Banaras, where he must outwit Maganlal once again to recover the pearl. Can Feluda stop him before he plans another crime to possess the pearl?
Shakuntalar Kanthahaar (শকুন্তলার কণ্ঠহার - 1988, English title "Shakuntala's Necklace") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1988. The story begins when Feluda and company meet and befriend a Lucknow resident, whose family is a fan of the investigator, on a pleasure trip to the same city and get invited to his house. In Lucknow, where Feluda began his career, a necklace of late actress Shakuntala Devi, mother-in-law of the host, gets stolen, and Feluda must unmask the culprit of not only the theft, but also a murder.
Apsara Theaterer Mamla (অপ্সরা থিয়েটারের মামলা - 1987, English title "The Case of Apsara Theatre") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Sandesh in 1987. A notable theater personality in Kolkata involved with the Apsara Theatre Company is found murdered. Feluda and his trusted aides attempt to uncover the mystery foil the insidious plans of a clever murderer.
Nayan Rahasya (নয়ন রহস্য - 1980, English title "The Mystery Of Nayan") is a story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1990. The story revolves around a a boy with special abilities who is discovered by a magician who intends to take him to Chennai for a show. Feluda is asked to ensure the boy's safety.
Robertsoner Ruby (রবার্টসনের রুবি - 1992, English title "Robertson's Ruby") is one of the last completed stories in Satyajit Ray's famous Feluda series and was first published in Sharadiya Desh in 1992. The story begins when Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu becomes involved in the quest to save a valuable Ruby which was taken from Lucknow, India to London, England during the Sepoy Mutiny by Robertson's great grandfather. During the course of events, old wounds resurface, uncovering a brutal event which happened when India was under British rule.
Indrajal Rahasya (ইন্দ্রজাল রহস্য - 1995, English title "Magical Mystery") was the thirty-fifth and final completed story in Satyajit Ray's famous Feluda series and was first published in Sandesh between December 1995 and February 1996. The story revolves around a retired magician, who calls Feluda to check a manuscript of a book, which will be bought by another magician, Suryakumar. A small statue of Krishna gets stolen followed by a murder, which Feluda is prompted to investigate. What unfolds brings to light the buried secrets of the magician's family.
Tota Rahasya (তোতা রহস্য, English title "The mystery of the parrot") is an unfinished story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray and was partly published in the magazine Sharadiya Sandesh.
Aditya Bardhaner Abishkar (আদিত্য বর্ধনের আবিষ্কার, English title "Aditya Bardhan's Invention) is an unfinished story in the famous Feluda series by Satyajit Ray which was partly published in Sharadiya Sandesh. It was later put in a collection called "Feluda Ekadash" which contained some of Satyajit Ray's final works.
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