Jighansa, a Bengali film, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, was released in 1951. It was directed by Ajoy Kar (27 March 1924 – 24 January 1985), a famous director of Bengal. Musical scores are done by Hemanta Mukherjee (16 June 1920 – 26 September 1989. Main cast of the film: Manju Dey, Bikash Roy, Goutam Mukhopadhyay, Kamal Mitra Kanu Bandyopadhyay, Santosh Sinha, Biren Chattopadhyay, Dhiraj Das, Sisir Batabyal. Kalipada Sarkar, Pannalal Chakraborty, Pushpa Debi, Romola ChoWdhuri, Sushama Ghosh. This was the probably the first film adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes celebrated story, The Hound of the Baskervilles in Bengali. 11 years later a remake was made in Hindi, Bish Saal Bad (1962) directed by Biren Nag, produced and musical scores by Hemanta Mukherjee.
Category:1951 films Category:Bengali-language films