A lot of experimentation has been done with Feluda; the iconic super sleuth has enthralled viewers with his wit and intelligence. And now it is time for the super scientist Professor Shonku to mesmerize the audience with his adventures. Sandip Ray, the master storyteller’s son is ready with the first script for Professor Shonku.
SVF Films will produce Professor Shonku O El Dorado; the film will most likely hit the screen by the end of this year. And like all his other films, Sandip Ray is excited about this venture, ” when I first read the story of Professor Shonku, I felt that the character was a bit eccentric and over the top”. But the popularity of the character has not diminished over the years. This has probably driven Sandip Ray to take up this venture.
He had been planning a film on Shonku for quite some time, but initially the challenge was creating the visual effects. With so much experimentation being done in this area, Ray feels that this is the right time to bring the character of Shonku alive on screen. The scientist-inventor along with Nakurbabu will take the audience to El Dorado, the mythical city of gold in South America. This bi-lingual production will be shot extensively in both Brazil and West Bengal.
Incidentally, another Bengali movie Amazon Obhijaan has also touched upon the story of El Dorado in recent times. When questioned about whether he fears about any comparison between the two movies Ray says that he feels that his venture will be different because of the storyline.
After Ray decided to make the movie, he started searching for the ideal person to play Shonku and zeroed on veteran actor Dhritiman Chatterjee. According to Ray, the narrative will be quite simple. But the audience can expect to see some amazing visual effects. The producers are however optimistic about the Bengali audience who are always eager for a December treat from Ray every year.