Filmmaker Sandip Ray recently shared that he has completed recee for his upcoming movie 'Hatyapuri' of the Feluda series and its shooting will begin by May end.

The film, 'Hatyapuri', will be based on his father Satyajit Ray's iconic fictional detective character Feluda.

"I had long wished to bring 'Haytapuri', which was first published in children's magazine 'Sandesh', on the big screen," he said.

In 'Haytapuri', Pradosh Chandra Mitter aka Feluda visits Puri for vacation but gets embroiled in investigating a murder that takes place in the coastal town during his stay.

Talking about his upcoming film, Sandip told PTI, "Me and my team have done a detailed recee in Puri and shooting is likely to begin in May end. I want to complete the film by December so that people can view it in Christmas."

However, Sandip didn't reveal who will be cast in the movie. "Someone having a combination of athleticism and sharpness in his look" will essay the role, he said.

Sandip had earlier cast actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty as Feluda in movies such as 'Bombaiyer Bombete' (2003), 'Kailashey Kelenkari' (2007) and Abir Chatterjee in 'Badshahi Angti' (2014), among the seven Feluda films he has directed so far.

This year marks the birth centenary of the legendary writer-filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The year-long celebrations of Satyajit Ray's birth centenary year will end on May 2, 2022.

Ray had merged two Feluda stories -- 'Samaddarer Chabi' and 'Golokdham Rahasyo' to make his last Feluda movie 'Double Feluda' in 2016, the 50th anniversary of the birth of the fictional character.