Bombaiyer Bombete (film)

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Bombaiyer Bombete (film)
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Dvd cover of Bombaiyer Bombete
Directed by Sandip Ray
Produced by Ushakiran Movies
D. Rama Naidu
Written by Satyajit Ray
Starring Sabyasachi Chakrabarty
Parambrata Chatterjee
Bibhu Bhattacharya
Ashish Vidyarthi
Rajatabha Dutta
Music by Sandip Ray
Release date
12th December 2003
Running time
100 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali
Budget Rs 80 lakhs
Box office Rs 2.0 crores
Bombaiyer Bombetey (novel)
Author Satyajit Ray
Cover artist Satyajit Ray
Country India
Language Bengali
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher Ananda Publishers
Publication date
Media type Print
Preceded by Ghurghutiya-r Ghatana
Followed by Gosaipur Sargaram

Bombaiyer Bombete (Bengali: বোম্বাইয়ের বোম্বে) 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. It was the first big screen adaptation of the Feluda new film series (Continuation of the original series) though Sabyasachi played Feluda in all the ten TV films of Feluda TV film series (1996-2000) directed by Sandip Ray. The movie was a sequel to the Feluda TV film series (1996-2000) which was a sequel to the Satyajit Ray's Feluda film series (1974-1979). Previously Feluda was played by Soumitra Chatterjee in two films Sonar Kella (1974) and Joi Baba Felunath (1979), directed by Satyajit Ray. First of the Feluda TV film series, Baksho Rahashya (1996) in which Sabyasachi Chakrabarty starred as Feluda for the first time, was released in theaters before releasing this movie in 2001. Bombaiyer Bombete was the eleventh film of Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as Feluda. After the huge success of Bombaiyer Bombete four sequels have been made till 2011. They are Kailashey Kelenkari (2007), Tintorettor Jishu (2008), Gorosthaney Sabdhan (2010) and Royal Bengal Rohosso (2011). A fifth sequel is announced by Sandip Ray where Sabyasachi Chakrabarty will return as the Bengali sleuth Feluda after five years and the film is named Double Feluda which is heading to release in 2016.[1][2][3][4][5]


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.



Although the movie was a box office success, the movie was criticised for its making style. The storytelling if this movie weren't the same as the previous Feluda films and Feluda TV films. The previous movies had a classic style and tone of Feluda's world. But Bombaiyer Bombete was set into this world and present time. It doesn't have the classic style and tone of Feluda's world. The film received mixed reviews from critics and Feluda fans.

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  1. ^ [1]. ABP Ananda
  2. ^ [2]. Anandabazar
  3. ^ [3]. The Times of India
  4. ^ [4]. dnaindia
  5. ^ [5][permanent dead link].

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