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Directed byAjoy Kar
Based onThe Hound of the Baskervilles
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Music byHemant Kumar
Release date
  • 20 April 1951 (20 April 1951)

Jighansa is a Bengali thriller film based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles released on 20 April 1951. It was directed by Ajoy Kar and musical scores are done by Hemant Kumar.[1][2]


The movie revolves around the unwanted incidents that happen in the princely state Ratnagarh. After the murder of the king Chandrakanta, Dr. Palit asks for help from Detective Smarajit Sen, a family friend. Detective Sen sends his assistant Bimal to Ratnagarh to investigate and ascertain the security of young Kumar Bahadur, new predecessors of the royal family of the estate. They observe that a mysterious lady, Manjusri, sings uncanny song in the adjacent water body near the palace. Mr. Gupta, a suspicious botanist, stays in the neighbourhood also roamed in that locality. It is revealed that he was deprived of real property of the royal family and took revenge by killing the members of the family. He uses a deaf and dumb porter as a hired killer. Ultimately, he is killed by the detective at the end before he could commit another murder.


  • Manju Dey as Manjusri
  • Bikash Roy as Mr. Gupta
  • Kamal Mitra as Dr. Palit
  • Sisir Batabyal as Smarajit Sen
  • Goutam Mukhopadhyay as Bimal
  • Kanu Bandyopadhyay
  • Santosh Sinha
  • Biren Chattopadhyay as Kumar Bahadur
  • Dhiraj Das
  • Kalipada Sarkar
  • Pannalal Chakraborty
  • Pushpa Debi
  • Romola Chowdhuri
  • Sushama Ghosh[3]


  • "Ami Adhar Ami Chhaya" - N/A


This was the first film adaptation of the celebrated Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles in Bengali.[4] 11 years later, a remake was made in Hindi, Bees Saal Baad directed by Biren Nag and produced and musical scores by Hemanta Mukherjee.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The Crackling Chemistry between Uttam Kumar and Ajoy Kar". The Times of India. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Jighansa (1951) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  3. ^ Ranjay Das Gupta (26 January 2017). "A gentleman actor". thehindu.com. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  4. ^ Ajoy Kar. "Jighansa (1951)". Indiacine.ma. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  5. ^ Kumar, Anuj (10 September 2009). "Bees Saal Baad (1962)". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 December 2021.