Adapted from a novel written by the legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Tintorettor Jishu is the third “Feluda” venture of Sandip Ray, Satyajit Ray’s son. This is a taut, enjoyable and fun ride where private detective Prodosh Mitter aka Feluda (played very well by Sabyasachi Chakraborty) uses his enviable combination of brains and brawns to retrieve an invaluable painting by famous Italian painter Tintoretto. Though originally written as a whodunit by Satyajit Ray, Sandip has turned it into more of an adventure tale where the action packed climax takes place at the sprawling city of Hong Kong. Despite the competent handling and the undeniable entertainment aspect of the film, arguably the biggest obstacles that the director faced were the inescapable presence of his late father’s aura as well as the memories and nostalgia surrounding Feluda – one of the most popular characters of Bengali literature; and sadly the unforgettable character of Lalmohan “Jatayu” Ganguly has been reduced to petty comic buffoonery. The movie is a clear indication of the fact that it is high time Sandip Ray stopped being his father’s son and become his own man if he wants to leave a legacy of his own. The movie Nishijapon showed his capabilities as a filmmaker.
Director: Sandip Ray Genre: Thriller/Action/Adventure/Mystery/Detective Movie Language: Bengali Country: India