Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God) (1978)
Felu (Soumitra Chatterjee) is a detective whose vacation is interrupted when a priceless statue of an elephant god is stolen. Suspects include a local gangster, a nervous bodyguard, a disgruntled servant, and a fence who masquerades as a holy man. Chatterjee plays the character with reserve and occasional humor in this twisting detective story written and directed by Satyajit Ray. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
as Prodosh Mitra (Felud...
as Maganlal Meghraj
as Lalmohan Ganguly (Ja...
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Critic Reviews for Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God)
A detective yarn, much like a Charlie Chan vehicle, is skillfully directed by India's legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
Audience Reviews for Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God)
An thoroughly enjoyable crime caper with likable good-guys and dastardly bad-guys. The story is very Agatha Christie, Ray is obviously a big Christie fan, he even mentions her in the film but the back-drop and humour is very much Satyajit Ray and it certainly stands as one of his films. Soumitra Chatterjee is very suave as his role as Detective Feluda but it's Santosh Dutta as Lalmohan Ganguly who really steals the show (although Utpal Dutt as Maganlal Meghraj comes a very close second). Overall, a very enjoyable film with universal appeal. Highly recommended!More
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