SVF’s Upcoming Bengali Film Professor Shonkhu o El Dorado; Sandip Ray to Direct The Film


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SVF announced that they will be producing one of the most popular literary characters in Bengali science fiction-Professor Shonku for the big screen. Directed by Sandip Ray, the film is an adaptation of Nakur Babu O El Dorado. The title of the film is- Professor Shonkhu o El Dorado.


A press meet was organized to announce this film in the presence of Dhritiman Chatterjee, Sandip Ray, Srikant Mohta and Subhashis Mukherjee. The Kolkata part of the shooting will be done by March-April.

Veteran actor Dhritiman Chatterjee will play the lead role of Professor Trilokeshwar Shonku, an eccentric inventor who lived in Giridih with his servant Prahllad and cat Newton. Subhashis Mukherjee will play Nakur Babu.


Director Sandip Ray said, “I have always wanted to make a film on Professor Shonku. But budget and visual effects have been an issue always. Thankfully with SVF by my side, I will not have to compromise on the quality of the film and I will be hopefully able to make a film which will be loved by people of all age group”.


Dhritiman Chatterjee who will be playing the role of the scientist said that his main challenge was to portray such a character which people have read so much in details over the years. He will have to portray it in such a credible way so that they can relate with it.

Subhashis Mukherjee mentioned that the director has always given him challenging roles in his films. This film is nothing different and he is looking forward to the shooting of the film.

If all goes well, the film will release by the end of 2018.

Priyanka Dutta

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