RBN Web Desk: More than four decades since the character last appeared on film, director Haranath Chakraborty is all set to bring back author Narayan Sanyal’s popular lawyer-detective barrister PK Basu to the big screen. Veteran actor Ranjit Mallick has been roped in to play the title role.
Jodi Jantem, the last and the only film to feature barrister PK Basu, was released in 1974. Bengal matinee idol Uttam Kumar played the title role. The film had a big star cast with Soumitra Chatterjee, Kamal Mitra, Supriya Devi, Basanta Choudhury, Ruma Guha Thakurta, and Tarun Kumar in major roles. It was directed by Tarun Majumdar under the collective banner Yatrik. Jodi Jantem, a whodunit based on Sanyal’s story Nagchampa, was fairly well received at the box office.
Haranath’s upcoming film is titled Kantaye Kantaye and is based on the murder mystery Haripada Keranir Kaanta. The film has been shot in Kolkata, Gopalpur, and other parts of Odisha. Besides Ranjit Mallick, the film has Rachel White, Rahul Banerjee, Ushasie Chakraborty, Kaushik Sen, and Sourav Chakraborty in key roles.
The film is expected to release on 13 April.