|Directed by||Satyajit Ray|
|Produced by||Harendranath Bhattacharya|
|Written by||Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
|Music by||Satyajit Ray|
|Edited by||Dulal Dutta|
|Distributed by||Balaka Pictures|
|Release date(s)||29 September 1967|
|Running time||125 min.|
Chiriakhana or Chiriyakhana (Bengali: চিড়িয়াখানা;English:The Zoo) is a 1967 Bengali film by Satyajit Ray. It is a whodunit suspense thriller, starring Uttam Kumar as Byomkesh Bakshi. The title means "The Zoo". The screenplay is by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.
The story revolves around a retired judge, Mr. Nishanath Sen, who stays at a farm house called Golap Colony (The Rose Colony) at the outskirts of Calcutta. The people who stay in the colony are a strange melee of handicaps, social outcasts and ex-convicts. One day the judge is murdered under mysterious circumstances. The local police assign Byomkesh to the investigation. As a close acquaintance of Sen, Byomkesh is more than willing to solve the murder mystery. Through many twists and turns in the story, he goes on to solve the mystery.
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