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Feluda Fan

● You’ll receive a link to download a high quality mp3 of the official ‘FELUDA- 50 Years of RAY’s Detective’ background soundtrack.

● The director of the documentary Sagnik Chatterjee & Present FELUDA feature filmmaker – Sandip Ray will give you a Thank You shout out on Facebook/Twitter for supporting us.

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Feluda Admirer

● Watch the movie with the world! We’ll send you a private link to watch the movie the day it releases.

● We’ll send you a set of three digital postcards & a digital poster, designed with the working stills from the documentary, signed by the director and Sandip Ray.

● All "Feluda Fan" rewards.

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Feluda Lover

● You’ll receive a DVD copy of the documentary, signed by the director.

● We’ll send you a set of three postcards and a poster, designed with the working stills from the documentary signed by the director and Sandip Ray.

● All "Feluda Admirer" rewards.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment.

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Feluda Diwana

● You’ll be invited to the ‘Kolkata Premiere’ of the film.

● We’ll set up a one-on-one video call for you with Director of the Documentary Sagnik Chatterjee & a celebrity who has been featured in the film.

● You’ll receive a volume of Feluda Adventures, published by Ananda Publishers (in Bengali) & Penguin-Random House (In English), signed by the director Sagnik Chatterjee & Sandip Ray.

● We’ll send you a signed DVD of the documentary which will contain exclusive uncut glimpses into the making of the movie.

● All "Feluda Lover" rewards.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment.

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A Sleuth like Feluda

● Watch the movie on the big screen with us! You’ll receive an invitation for two to Kolkata in a private closed door screening before the film releases in Cinema Halls in Kolkata & across India.

● We’ll thank you by mentioning your name in the end credits of the movie.

● You’ll receive two volumes of Feluda Adventures, published by Ananda Publishers (in Bengali) & Penguin-Random House (In English), signed by the director Sagnik Chatterjee and Sandip Ray.

● All "Feluda Diwana" rewards except the volume of Feluda Adventures.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment.

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Feluda Collector

● See your name up on the big screen! We’ll thank you by mentioning your name in the beginning credits of the movie (for festival print only).

● You’ll be invited to a special Feluda tour which will be conducted in Kolkata. We’ll spend a day at different places in the city, including Satyajit Ray’s house.

● Mini Collector’s Package - A facsimile output of the Feluda materials by Satyajit Ray (multiple working stills, original lobby stills) will be sent to you.

● We’ll set up a special dinner post the screening of the premiere show for you with the cast and crew.

● All "A Sleuth like Feluda" rewards except credits.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment.

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Feluda's Friend

● We couldn’t have done this without you! We’ll acknowledge your valuable contribution by giving you Executive Producer credits to the film.

● Collector’s Edition Package - A facsimile output of the Feluda materials by Satyajit Ray (multiple working stills, original lobby stills, original book covers, original illustrations, Posters of Feluda feature films) will be sent to you.

● You’ll get to join us on set for a day and watch us work on the film.

● All "Feluda Collector" rewards except credits and Mini Collector's Package.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment.

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Feluda's Darling

● You’ll be given Associate Producer credits to the film.

● You’ve made this film happen! We’ll organise a private screening of the movie through the digital link share for some mentioned hours.

● You’ll get to keep a prop from the film or a signed copy of the script so that you never forget us because we’ll never forget you!

● We’ll send you five signed DVD copies of the documentary to send to your family and friends.

● All "Feluda's Friend" rewards except credits.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment.

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Feluda's Best Friend

● You’re our hero! You’ll be accredited Co-producer of the film.

● You’ll get the chance to accompany us to any film festival where the film is screening.

● We’ll give you an all access pass to join us in the sound studio during final mixing of our Bengali version of the documentary.

● All "Feluda's Darling" rewards except credits.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment.

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About the project

This 111 minutes documentary film will be the first Indian documentary that will pay a tribute to a fictional detective character created by Satyajit Ray over 50 years ago.

Original sketches of Feluda by Satyajit Ray

Who is Feluda?

Feluda is a 6 feet tall middle class Bengali detective. He is also a voracious reader and a keen observer. Feluda’s real name is Pradosh C Mitter.

On all his ‘adventures’, Feluda is accompanied by his cousin ‘Topshe’ and Lal Mohan Ganguly alias ‘Jatayu’ who is also a 'crime thriller' writer.

Satyajit Ray has profiled Feluda as a modern and knowledgeable detective who is very approachable. One of the most striking qualities of Feluda is his commitment to uphold social justice for the oppressed. He leaves no stone unturned to protect them without worrying about his own monetary gain. His villains are mostly learned, rich and powerful people who belong to the creamy layers of society. So Feluda’s fight is a fight of an ordinary citizen who faces extraordinary crises and wins over them.

Behind the scenes


What inspired me to make this film?

I have been asked this question a lot. The truth is that I’m making this film because I want to make it. Satyajit Ray and his work has always been an inspiration to me. Also, Feluda has been an inseparable part of my childhood. 

Satyajit Ray has never been truly explored as a writer and illustrator like he has as a filmmaker. We will be doing that in this film and that is exciting for me. Also, through this film, I will get to document everything that is out there about Feluda and make sure that this legacy is well preserved and not lost in the sands of time.


Press coverage for Feluda

Why crowdfunding?

Feluda has been around for half a century now and, in so many different ways, touched a lot of lives. A lot of people have been able to earn their livelihood because of the stories and films on Feluda. So when we ran out of funds to finish this film, it made sense for us to reach out to the people that Feluda has completed his 50 years’ journey with.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 300000 in Final Edit & Colour Correction

Rs. 500000 in 5.1 sound design & mixing

Rs. 400000 in 3D & 2D Graphics Output

Rs. 150000 in Restoration of old footages & pictures

Rs. 150000 in Admin Fee


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

The biggest challenge is for us to raise the funds we need through crowdfunding and finish the film. We’re working on a very tight timeline because we have been selected to premiere this film at New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) at the end of April. So we’ll need to finish everything before that.
Another challenge we have to deal with is to do justice to Feluda and Satyajit Ray. We hope we are able to present the film in a way that is well appreciated by everyone who knows and loves Feluda.

What happens when I don't raise enough money?

If we don’t meet our target amount we will return the money to the contributors. It's an all or nothing approach. Having said that, such a situation will leave us in a very precarious position as we have invested 3 years into making this film and we need to complete it by April 2017. So I am really hoping that you will help us finish the film through Wishberry.

When can we see this film in the theatres?

If all goes according to plan, the film should be hitting the theatres around May 2018. We’re hoping to release on 2nd May 2018 which is also Satyajit Ray’s birthday, so it’ll feel even more special! :)

How am I going to prove that I won't just take all the money and run away?

I have given the last three years of my life to this film. After having put in so much time and money, I will not abandon my project during this last phase and run away with the money.

Why should people fund this project?

People should fund this project purely to preserve the legacy of this detective. Unless this legacy is archived, it’ll pass into oblivion like many other icons from Indian anecdotes and I don’t want that to happen.

Team

Sagnik Chatterjee

Director & Producer

Subodh Karve

Cinematographer


Reviews

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Prianka Ganguli

8 May, 2017

Sagnik ...very very very proud of you! A big congratulations to you


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Sunanda Mukherjee

5 May, 2017

All the best!


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Shibamouli Lahiri

4 May, 2017

best wishes


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Dr. Partha Mukherjee

4 May, 2017

I am feeling privileged to take part (however small it may be) into the project related to the creation of one and only one Satyajit Ray, the pole star in Indian cinema. I still visualize that in some unknown Indian village, sun rays filters through the leaves every morning. A child must have thrown a pebble to see the ripple into the pond beside his house. Suddenly a flock of pigeon must have taken flight. But there is no Master to capture that moment.


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Rishi Ganguly

3 May, 2017

Hi, this is Rishi, my sister and I met you during your documentary show in NYC. Wish you all the best :)


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Sairam Dwarakanath

2 May, 2017

Wishing the team working on this project the very best!


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Samya Roy

30 April, 2017

Yes, I will also claim myself as a big Feluda fan now as I have made a 'significant' contribution. Jokes apart, I would like to mention that there are many crestfallen souls out there who support Feluda but can't contribute anything financially: I feel for them as I also thought of not contributing. So please, make them also feel a part of this ever-expanding family( I am not using the term franchise) which resides somewhere in Rajani Sen road if not in number 21. I love your dedication towards Felu babu and I wish you nothing but success.


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Sangita Sen

29 April, 2017

Best of Luck with the endeavour! Joy Baba Felunath!


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Sarbari Ghoshal

27 April, 2017

wish you success.


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Soumy Majumdar

26 April, 2017

We are with you. Will make this happen!


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samita chakraborty

25 April, 2017

hi, I am samita chakraborty based in muscat, Oman. Came to know of your project through a friend and wish you all the success . Hope you can carry forward the legacy of feluda. Samita


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aniruddha rakshit

25 April, 2017

DO PLEASE CONTRIBUTE FOR THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF DEAREST FELUDA


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Dr Sumit Datta

23 April, 2017

WISH THIS PROJECT A GREAT SUCCESS


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Abhishek Rana Borah

22 April, 2017

Sagnik da , please try to get a deal with BBC STORYVILLE and/or NETFLIX. It will surely get a worldwide audience for the documentary. I did my bit for it. Wish I could have afforded more. All the best.


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Shrima Dutta

18 April, 2017

thank you


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Ashrujit Das

17 April, 2017

Wish You all the best Sagnik.


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Ani Chakraborty

12 April, 2017

Wishing all the success for the project!!!


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Arunima Das

10 April, 2017

Wish you great success!


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SHAJI JOHN

10 April, 2017

Dear Shagnik, I have backed you as committed. I am sure there are many more well wishers out there to extend financial help, for completing the required post production work. Eagerly awaiting for the media reviews after public release. Sincerely hopes that this project brings you more acclaim and success in your Film & TV career.....!!!! All the best. Shaji John.


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R Narayan Kumar

9 April, 2017

All the best Sagnik and Ranjith for the project and initiative ..


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Debkanti Goswami

9 April, 2017

heard about the project from Riddhi Goswami. All the best!


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Amit Das

9 April, 2017

Sagnik - all the best you have my backing. Looking forward to the film and the rewards as per the pledge


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Dibya Mitra

8 April, 2017

Wishing a grand success and eagerly waiting for the release


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Sanjeeb Biswas

8 April, 2017

Dear Sagnik, Wishing you and all others associated with this project a grand success..All the very best.. God Bless... regards....Sanjeeb Biswas


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Sayan Chatterjee

7 April, 2017

Got to know from Ridhhi Goswami. All the Best Guys!!


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Bidisha Chakraborty

7 April, 2017

Wish you all the very best for this novel endeavour!


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Riddhi Goswami

7 April, 2017

in the name of Sreyashi Mukherjee


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Debraj Goswami

6 April, 2017

In support of Feluda , From Kundan Mondal & Kaushik Saha , Vadodara


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Pavan Prasad NC

3 April, 2017

All the best to team Feluda.


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Arpita Bhattacharya

31 March, 2017

Best of luck


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Subhadip Mahalanabish

30 March, 2017

happy to help


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anita balagopalan

30 March, 2017

Dear Sagnik, All the best! I hope you raise the money and make a great documentary. You should have reached out to me directly! Sumo told me about this. Lots of luck and best wishes, Ants


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Sandipan Ganguly

29 March, 2017

Will be eagerly awaiting the release of this Documentary on one of my favorite fictional character.


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Arnab Sengupta

29 March, 2017

Wish you all success with this project. :)


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Deepthy Menon

27 March, 2017

All the best, Sagnik. Hope you manage to meet your target! Deepthy


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Riddhi Goswami

27 March, 2017

in the name of Anirban Dasgupta


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Baidehi Ghosh

26 March, 2017

Good Initiative ! Keep it Up! Feluda will be with us till eternity


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Prabirendra Chatterjee

24 March, 2017

My best wishes for your documentary Sagnik, hope your dream comes true.


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Riddhi Goswami

24 March, 2017

in the name of Ms. Bhaswati Chakraborty


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Joy Sarkar

23 March, 2017

Feels great to be a part of your dream project Sagnik. Best wishes from Joy Sarkar and Lopamudra Mitra.


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Sunanda Mukherjee

23 March, 2017

All the best!!- Nanda Mami..


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Bhairab Banerjee

22 March, 2017

Wish you best of luck dear Sagnik, a small token of gesture from my side.


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Dibyendu Sarkar

22 March, 2017

ইচ্ছে করে সবাই মিলে নতুন কিছু করতে যাই... :)


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Agni Roy

20 March, 2017

All the best for Feluda. Agni


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Krish Das

20 March, 2017

Always a Feluda fan...This is great stuff. Can't wait to see you successfully complete the journey...Good luck Sagnik


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Arnab Das

19 March, 2017

Long live Feluda! My dream is one day we can get a Felu Gallery/Museum! May be this a stepping stone of that dream.


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soumajit pathak

19 March, 2017

Got to know about the initiative from Riddhi Goswami. Thanks for taking up this initiative and all the best !!


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Debika Mukherjee

19 March, 2017

Gerua is the colour of Neatherlands


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Debasmita Mukherjee

17 March, 2017

We are very excited for your efforts to make this documentary. We are 4 students and have tried to help as much as we could together. We hope you succeed in your efforts. We got to know about you from our teacher, Riddhi Goswami.


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Prieti Dasani Dey

17 March, 2017

All the very best Sagnik! Looking forward to watching your film!:)


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Debraj Goswami

17 March, 2017

My best wishes for the project. Long live Feluda .


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Hishey Lachungpa

16 March, 2017

great job all the very best.


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Gourab Goswami

16 March, 2017

I hope the project sees the light of day! All the best!


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soumya ray

15 March, 2017

Wish a grand success.


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Priya Pavithran

13 March, 2017

Sagnik, wish you and Feluda all the success it rightly deserves!


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Syamantak Chattopadhyay

13 March, 2017

All the Best Sagnik da !!! waiting eagerly for the release of " Feluda: 50 years of Ray's Detective" !!


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Dharam Gulati

12 March, 2017

All the best dear...


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Ayan Mukhopadhyay

11 March, 2017

Wish you all the best for your project!!


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Subhajit Banerjee

11 March, 2017

Best of luck!


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Subhanjan Bhaumik

10 March, 2017

Wish you all the best


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Suman Ghosh

10 March, 2017

Labours of love are always rare, but your film is certainly one of them. All the best, Sagnik! From Swagata and Suman


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Anindo Banerjee

9 March, 2017

As i have seen part of the project, i am sure that this will be great archival film presented in a most entertaining manner. I would sincerely request others to join the campaign and help the director finish the film. Cheers Sagnik.


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Amitabha Sinha

9 March, 2017

Best wishes


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Sourav Dey

9 March, 2017

Make it a memorable one sir...an epic..that will be recited for generations!! All the very best from bottom of the heart of a Feluda Fan!!!


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Souradip Bandyopadhyay

9 March, 2017

All The Best Sagnik Da and team Feluda 50.


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Chandak Sengoopta

9 March, 2017

All the best, comrade - looking forward to the completion!


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Uttaran Ghosh

8 March, 2017

All my best wishes for the documentary on the sleuth...... wishing that the film will be a great success !!! JOY BABA FELUNATH !!!!


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Atanu Ghosh

8 March, 2017

Eagerly waiting for the film...All the very best


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Soumyakanti Dutta Dutta

8 March, 2017

All the best for team "feluda 50"


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Diganta Chatterjee

8 March, 2017

mvoSir, I don't know you personally, but I know that you are a Feluda lover. As a Feluda lover, you are doing a great job. This documentary is going to be a legend. If I can contribute something for Feluda and this great movie, I will feel proud. We want the movie...


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Debjani Ray

8 March, 2017

Long live Feluda.


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Riddhi Goswami

7 March, 2017

Wish all success to this effort. Long live Feluda!