The two most iconic detectives of Bangla literature face off against each other with two films releasing on the same day, and both characters played by the same actor!
Few British boys have been named Sherlock by their parents since the beginning of the 20th century. And very few Bengali boys have been named Byomkesh or Felu in the last 50 years. The reason is simple. Sure, all the three are rather uncommon names, but they are immutably associated with three enormously popular fictional detectives. A boy with a name from one of these would be under tremendous pressure all his life!
Of all the sleuths Bengali literature has produced, the two iconic ones are Byomkesh Bakshi, created by Saradindu Bandopadhyay, and Satyajit Ray’s Feluda (Pradosh Chandra Mitter), world-class creations solving mysteries as devilishly plotted as any by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Agatha Christie.