Parambrata Chattopadhyay on backlash to Shabash Feluda: ‘Viewers utterly bought polarised into two halves’

Parambrata Chattopadhyay took on the function of the long-lasting fictional character of Feluda, detective Prodosh Chandra Mitter, for the current ZEE5 internet sequence Shabash Feluda. In a brand new interview, the actor, who works predominantly in Bengali movies, has addressed the backlash that the brand new adaptation has obtained since its launch. (Additionally learn: Parambrata Chatterjee says the Bengali viewers wants to return out of their shells: ‘We have cultural baggage’)

Parambrata Chattopadhyay says the backlash for Shabash Feluda ensured more viewership and engagement.

Who is Feluda?

Shabash Feluda, which is directed by Arindam Sil, released on ZEE5 on May 5. The character of Feluda was created by Satyajit Ray, who also went on to direct two films based on the stories, namely Sonar Kella (1974) and Joy Baba Felunath (1978). It starred actor Soumitra Chatterjee as Feluda.

Over the decades, Feluda has been played by Shashi Kapoor, Abir Chatterjee, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Indraneil Sengupta and Ahmed Rubel.

Parambrata’s reaction to backlash

In a new interview for Variety, Parambrata Chattopadhyay opened up about the mixed reaction to the series and said that ‘the audience completely got polarised into two halves’.

He added, “On one hand, there was a lot of appreciation. On the other hand, there was a lot of backlash as well. And we were completely prepared – Feluda is one of those rare icons or heroes that the Bengalis have got ever since independence. They identify a lot of a lot with him, they want to see themselves succeeding through Feluda. The backlash that happened actually made the series very popular in the sense that people started watching it in huge numbers, which was great. A lot of them really said very, very bad things about it. A lot of them said great things about it. But the fact was, there was incredible amount of engagement. And that’s all that we wanted.”

Reaction to Shabash Feluda

Ever since the trailer of the show was released, many reacted unfavourably to the casting and the adaptation. The show received mixed response from the audience as well.

A comment under the trailer on YouTube read, “This is nothing short of sacrilege. They have tried to play with the emotions of people. Freedom doesn’t give you the license to do anything.” Another person wrote, “Please don’t ruin Feluda.”

Parambrata’s tryst with Feluda

Parambrata Chattopdhayay, who shot to fame with Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani (2012), the place he performed a police officer, has himself performed one of many fictional sidekicks of Feluda within the earlier movies. The actor performed Tapesh Ranjan Mitter, often known as Topshe, Feluda’s cousin and assistant in three movies. A few of his movie credit in Bollywood embody Pari (2018), Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2019), and Bulbbul (2020). He shall be subsequent seen in Anushka Sharma’s upcoming movie Chakda Xpress.

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