Jatayu: (walkiing along Marine Drive in Bombay) "I am sure there is no Municipal Development Authority here, as in Calcutta."
"Why, because the roads have no potholes?"
from Bombaiyer Bombetey : The Buccaneer of Bombay
Feluda:"I discovered today that those two cuttings in his wallet were cut out with a blade from newspapers nearly two
centuries old which have been carefully preserved in the National Library Reading room. In my opinion, a man should go to
prison for this."
from Gorosthaney Shabdhan : Trouble in the Graveyard
"It should take an hour-and-a-half to build up the story, and another hour-and-a-half to unravel it.[...]You must have
smuggling, gold, diamons, marijuana, hashish, whatever; five songs, one of which should be devotional; two dance numbers;
two or three chase sequences -- in at least one of which an expensive car should be seen rolling downhill; there must be one
fire scene; the girlfriend of the hero must be the heroine and the girlfriend of the villain has to be the vamp; you need
a conscientous police officer; some flashback scenes for the hero; comic relief and fast action so that the plot does not
sag; if you can, shift the scene to the mountains or to the beach so that your stars don't have to keep on shooting in the
cramped atmosphere of a studio. [..] And finally -- this is a must -- you have to have a happy ending. And if before that
you can make the tears flow, then so much the better."
from: Bombaiyer Bombetey