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Exclusive! Tota Roychowdhury on Feludar Goyendagiri: Yes, Srijit pushes you but he is an asset in our industry

Srijit Mukherji’s Feluda series that will be released on June 17 on Hoichoi has Anirban Chakrabarti as Jatayu.

  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 07.17 PM, Jun 16, 2022

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Exclusive! Tota Roychowdhury on Feludar Goyendagiri: Yes, Srijit pushes you but he is an asset in our industry
Tota Roy Chowdhury as Feluda

Hoichoi will drop the first season of Feludar Goyendagiri on June 17. Directed by Srijit Mukherji, the first season is based on Satyajit Ray’s Darjeeling Jawmjawmat. This is the third Feluda series that features Tota Roychowdhury as the iconic detective with Anirban Chakrabarti as Lalmohan Ganguly, aka Jatayu, and Kalpan Mitra as Topshe. While Chhinnomostar Obhishap was dropped in 2020 on Addatimes, the second series, Jawto Kando Kathmandute, is yet to get a release date. Meanwhile, the third season will be dropped on Hoichoi on Friday. Satyajit Ray’s Bengali detective character has a huge fan following all over the world.

While talking exclusively with OTTplay, Tota confessed that he was anxious before the release. “It is only because of Feluda. I have been working in the industry for far too long to be nervous. But Feluda is different. People are emotionally attached to the character. What Sherlock Holmes is to British people, Feluda is to us. That makes me nervous,” he said.

The actor also said that after his first appearance as Feluda in Chhinnomostar Obhishap, the expectation has gone up. “I started the first Feluda on a black slate. When it was being released, I did not feel the pressure. After the release, a certain amount of expectations have developed among our audience. Now I am feeling nervous. What if we cannot meet their expectations? However, when I think rationally, I know that this one is the best Feluda so far. The core team gelled well in this one,” Tota said.

Talking about his favourite Feluda novel, the actors said, “Interestingly, I worked in all three of my favourite Feluda stories – Chhinnomostar Obhishap, Darjeeling Jawmjawmat, Jawto Kando Kathmandute and Tintorettor Jishu. I played one of the key characters in the last one.”

Tota has also praised Srijit for his ‘passion’ for filmmaking. “After Rituda (Rituparno Ghosh), I have rarely seen a filmmaker with so much passion. He can forget to eat and sleep when he is in that mode. He believes in team games. Yes, he pushes you, and yells at you. But he is an asset in Tollywood. There is no one like him,” he said.

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