5 Reasons Why Addatimes Feluda Is A Must Watch

5 Reasons Why Addatimes Feluda Is A Must Watch

25 Nov 17 @ 3:00 PM | By Sayanee Gupta

‘Feluda’, the name doesn’t only signify a fictional sleuth. Created by Satyajit Ray, the character has crossed the limitation of words, books, literature, and language a long time ago. For us, he is the nostalgia of childhood, the fascination of teenage, and a much-desired escape from the adulthood. While growing up reading the ‘unputdownable’ stories of Feluda or watching Satyajit Ray’s ‘Sonar Kella’ and ‘Joy Baba Felunath’, our imagination has envisioned Feluda in a certain way.  Our subconscious has created an impression of him and we have been quite protective and orthodox about the same. So, when the trailer of web series named ‘Feluda’ made exclusively for Addatimes broke the internet, a lot of us didn’t know how to react. Whether to watch it or not, that was the question.

I personally felt there is nothing wrong in a modern adaptation of any classic work of literature. The same rule applies to my favorite detective as well. So, I went ahead to watch ‘Feluda’ web series and it didn’t disappoint me at all. So, here I am listing down what I loved in the web series why I think all the Feluda lovers should give it a try.

  • 1. The super-smart execution exactly what Feluda deserves

    What I loved the most of the series is that it’s edgy and smart. In a few film adaptations, I was missing the zing of Feluda. It’s not that I don’t love the classic vive in the movies, however, a smarter execution can never harm. The characters in the series look like they belong to this time and behave accordingly. Feluda is purely Bengali yet he is extremely international. The show didn’t fail to capture Feluda’s essential attributes that actually makes him the finest detective in Bengal. And, yes, finally we see a Feluda, who is not technologically crippled. Can we give some brownie points for that?

  • 2. The change is good when the original is not ruined

    Change is not necessarily bad. It shouldn't hurt the fan’s sentiment as long as it is not killing the original charm of the story. ‘Feluda’ series doesn’t abide by every word of the book. The story has been altered, new story lines have been introduced but the main plot is intact. Here Topse vlogs about Feluda’s cases, Pradosh Mittir communicates on Skype but the moment they talk about the tomb of Tutankhamun, the magic of the classic detective tale returns. Thumbs up for the addition of Felu’s aunt who is always asking him to get settled. At least now Feulda and I have something in common!

    Feluda and Topse
    Feluda and Topse
  • 3. An outstanding Parambrata Chatterjee as Feluda

    Parambrata pull this off? This was the one question everyone asked. Parambrata’s appearance may not match the description of Feluda given in the books but he covered that up with his performance and how! His screen presence is so amazing that it’s difficult to not accept him as Pradosh Mitra. He is credible in the scenes where Feluda applies his ‘Magajastro’, he is also relatable in the scenes where Felu is trying to avoid his nagging aunt. The director Parambrata has passed with flying marks. There are minor mistakes but he deserves a round of applauds for his work.

    Parambrata Chatterjee as Feluda
    Parambrata Chatterjee as Feluda
  • 4. The series connects Bengal-Bangladesh wonderfully!

    Thanks to Hollywood, Bollywood, and Tollywood we have traveled in the Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Ice Land, Rome and Thailand vicariously multiple times but not a single time we have seen our neighboring country Bangladesh on screen! The story in Addatimes’ web series travels to Dhaka from Kolkata and it works like magic. The visuals of Dhaka are treats to the eyes and new locations add a new dimension to the storytelling.

    Addatimes' Feluda
    Addatimes' Feluda
  • 5. Watch it for the sake of Feluda and of course Sidhu Jyatha!

    Bengali loves nostalgia which makes us slightly skeptic about every experiment that’s done with the classics. Specially, when it comes to Feluda we become emotional and critical. But, a true blue Feluda fan can never forget Sidhu Jyatha’s advice to Felu. “Keep your mind open,” he said. So, just be a bit open and give this experimental work a try. The series is worth a watch. The classic stories shouldn’t stop us from giving the new ones a chance. If you are still not convinced, forget everything and just watched it for the sake of Feluda and Sidhu Jyatha. Chances are you might not regret it.

    Addatimes' Feluda
    Addatimes' Feluda
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