Guptodhoner Sandhane (Bengali: গুপ্তধনের সন্ধানে, English: Quest for the hidden treasure) is a 2018 Indian Bengali action, adventure and mystery film, released on 27 April 2018, written and directed by Dhrubo Banerjee and produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films.
In the Bengali films culture and section, only Feluda and Byomkesh Bakshi were only the famous sleuth characters. With the release of this movie, a Sonada series had been started. The whole Sonada series is compared with the ‘Indiana Jones’s and Fraenje of ‘National Traeasure’.
Subarna Sen (Sonada) (Abir Chatterjee) is a history professor at Oxford University. After teaching abroad for several years, when he returns to India, Sonada meets his nephew Abir (Arjun Chakraborty) and Jhinuk (Isha Saha), Abir’s best friend. Abir took Sonada to their ancestral home in the village of Manikantapur, where Abir’s eccentric but erudite maternal uncle Nisinghprasad Roy (Goutam Ghose) had died recently under some mysterious circumstances. Visiting that place, they came to know about the 350-year-old Mughal treasure of emperor Shah Jahan, hidden somewhere in that palace. Before his uncle’s death he had left a clue in his diary to help Abir locate the treasure(however,Subarna Sen or Sonada is the main person to solve the riddles and locate the treasure taking the help of Abir and Jhinuk). Meanwhile, they discovered that Dashanan Da (Rajatabha Dutta) also knew about the treasure and was trying to steal it.
Cast Abir Chatterjee as Subarna Sen (Sona Da), Main protagonist of the film Arjun Chakrabarty as Abir , nephew of Sonada (due to a little age difference, he considers Sonada as a brother) Isha Saha as Jhinuk, Abir's friend studying with comperative literature at Jadavpur University Rajatabha Dutta as Dashanan Da Arindam Sil Kamaleshwar Mukherjee Goutam Ghose Production Development and filming The story of the film is written by Dhrubo Bandopadhyay and Subhendu Dasmunsi. The director was Dhrubo Bandopadhyay.
The director had long planned a Sonada franchise, with three stories already written, and deciding that, despite being a detective series aimed at a younger market, historical events will be part of the story lines and the movies.
Shooting started at the end of December 2017, on location at Kolkata and Bolpur.