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Jighansa is a Bengali thriller film based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles released in 1951. It was directed by Ajoy Kar, a famous director of Bengal. Musical scores are done by Hemanta Mukherjee.[1]


The movie revolves around the unwanted incidents that happen in the princely state Ratnagarh. After the murder of the king Chandrakanta, Dr. Palit (Kamal Mitra) asks for help from Detective Smarajit Sen (Shisir Batabyal), 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 (Manju Dey), sings uncanny song in the adjacent water body near the palace. Mr. Gupta (Bikash Roy), 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
  • Bikash Roy
  • Kamal Mitra
  • Goutam Mukhopadhyay
  • Kanu Bandyopadhyay
  • Santosh Sinha
  • Biren Chattopadhyay
  • Dhiraj Das
  • Sisir Batabyal
  • Kalipada Sarkar
  • Pannalal Chakraborty
  • Pushpa Debi
  • Romola Chowdhuri
  • Sushama Ghosh.[1][2]


This was the probably the first film adaptation of the celebrated Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles in Bengali. 11 years later, a remake was made in Hindi, Bees Saal Baad directed by Biren Nag and produced and musical scores by Hemanta Mukherjee.[3]


  1. ^ a b 1951. "Jighansa". IMDb. Retrieved 20 February 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Ranjay Das Gupta (26 January 2017). "A gentleman actor". thehindu.com. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ Ajoy Kar. "Jighansa (1951)". Indiacine.ma. Retrieved 20 February 2017.