hoichoi connects a chord with Bengali’s treasured nostalgia on Satyajit Ray’s 101st Birth Anniversary with the unveiling of ‘Feludar Goyendagiri’
Kolkata, May 2022: hoichoi announces its new Original Series Feludar Goyendagiri, as it welcomes Asia’s Best Crime Detective, Feluda, with an exhilarating video of the famous trio Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu featuring Tota Roy Choudhury, Kalpan Mitra and Anirban Chakrabarti, at a luxury hotel in Kolkata that adds on to the theme of grandeur and Kolkata connect from the
yesteryears. The announcement video of the Srijit Mukherji directed Feludar Goyendagiri highlights the celebrated trio straight out of the stories and into the significant places of Kolkata that triggers the deep feelings of nostalgia not only among the fans of Feluda but Bengalis around the world. The First Look of the series was revealed during hoichoi’s Notun Golpo Hoyejak, Naboborsho event on 14th April.
The event witnessed the lead cast of the show Tota Roy Choudhury, Kalpan Mitra and Anirban Chakrabarti, along with the captain of ship Srijit Mukherji, reminiscing their journey of filming the series in Darjeeling and why they chose ‘Darjeeling Jawmjawmat’ as the story they decided to work upon.
Speaking about his creation, Feludar Goyendagiri, the Director of the series, Srijit Mukherji, said, “Feluda is an emotion for every Bengali. It has been an integral part of our culture and it makes me happy to see Feluda returning in every new format over the decades, that itself asserts the significance of this masterpiece. Feludar Goyendagiri is based on one of the much-loved Feluda pieces, ‘Darjeeling Jawmjawmat’. While shooting in Darjeeling for the same, it felt like we were living the story and that was a phenomenal feeling. Thanking everyone who’s contributed in making Feludar Goyendagiri a special series.” Speaking about working with hoichoi once again, he further added, “This is my second web series with hoichoi and it has always been a great feeling to be working with hoichoi. | hope the audience showers their love for the show and supports us in this endeavour of showcasing a powerful emotion, like Feluda.”
Speaking about Feludar Goyendagiri’s official announcement, in front of the media today, Tota Roy Chowdhury expressed, “Feluda may be fiction but it is a cherished emotion of Bengalis all over the globe, right from his inception. Getting to play him is the ultimate high and the shooting process, right from the script reading to the dubbing is a journey that | always hungrily look forward to and Cherish the experience on its completion. | would sincerely like to thank Srijit Mukherji for envisioning me as Feluda, years back, and fulfilling his promise that if he ever made Feluda it would be with me. | would also like to thank the entire team of hoichoi for providing a stellar support which enabled us to fulfill this journey. Feludar Goyendagiri Season 1 is based on one of the most loved stories, Darjeeling Jawmjawmat. Looking forward to many such ‘adventures’ with my comrades-in-arms and our captain!”
Elated about the official announcement of Feludar Goyendagiri, Anirban Chakrabarti said, “Overwhelmed will be an understatement to express what | feel about playing Jatayu in Feludar Goyendagiri. Jatayu has been one of the most interesting and iconic characters since Feluda has been brought to life on an audio-visual medium, and has made its place among the audience. | am delighted to be a part of Feludar Goyendagiri, | send my regards to Srijit Mukherji for making me a part of Feludar Goyendagiri. Working with hoichoi has always been a pleasure and this time to be associated for Feluda, once again made the process pleasurable.”
Kalpan Mitra, speaking about Feludar Goyendagiri and his hoichoi Debut, mentioned, “Il am supremely excited to be a part of a show like Feludar Goyendagiri. | am absolutely honoured and grateful that | am playing the iconic Topshe. It is a rollercoaster ride of emotions for me. Thank you to Srijit Mukherji, for giving me this amazing opportunity, that | will be able to cherish. | am also overjoyed that | am marking my hoichoi Debut with Feludar Goyendagiri. Eagerly waiting for the audience response.”
Slated to stream from June only on hoichoi, Feludar Goyendagiri is about to bring on a series with one of the most loved stories of Feluda, Darjeeling Jawmjawmat.