Abir lives his childhood hero as ‘Baadhsahi Angti’ launches fresh Felu da and Topshe Duo

Kolkata, December 14, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): Yet another movie on Felu Da, the most celebrated sleuth of Bengali literature is ready for release. ‘Baadshahi Angti’, the latest film in the Felu da series has a new combination of Felu Da and Topshe. Director Sandip Ray this time has roped in Abir Chatterjee to play Felu da while Sourav Das will be playing Topshe. The cast and crew of the film recently came together to speak about the film.

Abir Chatterjee who rose to fame with his portrayal of another famous sleuth Byomkesh is getting under the skin of Felu da for the first time. When Washington Bangla Radio asked aboout his feeling he said, “I am very excited about playing Felu da. Felu da is my childhood hero and I am really honoured to get the opportunity to play the character on big screen. It is also a huge responsibility and I hope I can carry it well.”

                                        Abir Chatterjee

                                                                  Sourav Das

Previously Felu da had been played by legendary actors like Soumitra Chatterjee and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty. When asked how much inspiration he is going to draw from those actors while playing Felu da, he said, “ I am a big fan of those actors, not only their roles as Felu da but also a lot of other characters they have played. But the director wanted me to forget all the past Felu Da and bring out a fresh one. So I have tried to bring in some newness in the character while keeping the basic essence of Felu da intact.”

                      From Left: Bharat Kaul, Abir Chatterjee, Sourav Das , Sandip Ray an Dwijen Bandhopadhaya

Watch the trailer of Baadshahi Angti