Indian Films Based on Agatha Christie’s Whodunits

4. Shubho Mahurat (2003)

Shubho Mahurat
Bengali Film Shubho Mahurat

Based on Agatha’s Miss Marple detective story ‘The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side’, ‘Shubho Mahurat’ (auspicious time) is a Bengali adaptation by Rituparno Ghosh.

A diasporic filmmaker comes to India to invest in a film and casts a retired actor for a prominent role in her film. But after mysterious circumstances, the retired-drug addict Kakoli dies. Often, aboriginal adaptations into Indian films willingly-unwillingly cast back elements of its origin. Here we need to bow down to Ghosh’s proficiency for the complete justice he did to the story by emphasizing on the psychological treatment more than other aspects of a detective narrative which is a prominent aspect of Agatha Christie novel.