Sonar Kella is a 1971 mystery novel and a 1974 film by the legendary director Satyajit Ray, and one of the rare successful adaptations from a bestselling book to a great film.
A young boy named Mukul is obsessed with drawing pictures of golden fortress and claims that he remembers everything from his past life in Rajasthan and comes under the media spotlight. But he becomes a soft target for crooks after he mentions a secret treasure of jewels in a golden fortress or Sonar Kella.
Mukul’s father employs Feluda, a private investigator to protect his son. When Dr. Hajra leaves for Rajasthan with Mukul, Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu follows them. The crooks also went to Rajasthan. To catch the excitement and the adventure tune in to Zee Bangla Cinema.
The film features stellar performances by Soumitra Chatterjee as Feluda, Santosh Dutta as Jatayu, KushalChakravarti as Mukul, Harindranath Chatterjee as Sidhu Jyatha, Siddhartha Chatterjee as Topshe, Kamu Mukherjee as Mandar Bose and Sailen Mukherjee as Dr. Hazra.
Sonar Kella received numerous national and international awards including
• Best Screenplay and Direction: President’s Silver Medal, New Delhi, 1974.
• Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Direction, West Bengal Government, 1974.
• Best Children’s film, Tehran, 1975.
Sonar Kella is arguably the best children’s film ever made. But classifying it as a children’s comedy thriller would be undermining its brilliance. Sonar Kella by Satyajit Ray is a masterpiece that can be enjoyed by cinema lovers of all age groups. Watch the classic, cult movie Sonar Kella and journey to mystic Rajasthan with Zee Bangla Cinema!