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Dibakar Banerjee Talks about his ‘Bombaywala Byomkesh’ at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet

Dibakar Banerjee at Kolkata Literary Meet

The trailer of his film “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!” is receiving both positive responses from one segment of the audience while the other is busy complaining about the presentation of the detective Byomkesh Bakshi. The director Dibakar Banerjee engaged in a conversation about his film, his ideas about filming the detective and his expectations from the film at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet with journalist- film maker Pratim D Gupta.


Describing himself as a probashi Bengali (Non-residential Bengali), Director Dibakar Banerjee traced his literary influences which had actually backed up his desire of making the film on the Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi. “I read books voraciously and I still continue with this habit. I used to get a copy of Feluda every Puja but when asked for a copy of Byomkesh, I was told that I can read that when I was a little older. I immediately connected the book with that of puberty. And when you ask a lad of eleven years not to do something, that is the first thing that the guy will be actually doing” said Dibakar Banerjee.


The director who had actually made up his mind on becoming a film maker at the tender age of fourteen also mentioned that he had actually planned to make a film on the sleuth then. “Sharadindu’s characters are so much alive- you can actually believe them to be flesh and blood humans. Also there is a cinematic aspect to his writings which also appealed to my sensibilities” added the director.

The inspirations for the look and the feel of the film and also the posters came from the pages of the books like Dakat Kalir Jongole, Chhaya Kalo Kalo and many more. Pratul Chandra, Narayan Debnath, Mayukh Chowdhury have actually helped the director in the visualizing of the posters for his version of the detective.

The director is keeping his fingers crossed with this film. Dibakar Banerjee is ready to take both praise and criticisms from the audience when the film hits theatres in April.

Priyanka Dutta

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Upcoming Hindi Film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Poster Unveiled in Kolkata

Upcoming Bollywood Film Byomkesh Bakshi Poster Launch

“Bakshy! Detective Byomkesh Bakshy” – the dialogue itself speaks a lot about the upcoming Bollywood film, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Based on the adventure of the popular Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi, the film has been directed by Dibakar Banerjee. The poster launch of this film took place at the Lalit Great Eastern Hotel in the presence of the director Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput who plays the sleuth in the film.


Speaking at the occasion, the director highlighted why the hotel has been selected as the venue for the poster launch. “While making the film we had done enough research work so that we could get the basics right. Hence we got to learn of many incidents like the bombing by Japan on Calcutta. The bomb actually dropped near Great Eastern Hotel on 20th December 1943. Hence we decided to do the poster launch here at this venue. I mean this is the best venue that we can even get”.


Looking dapper in a dhoti and coat, Sushant Singh Rajput who plays the lead role of Byomkesh Bakshy in the film said “Wearing a dhoti was a big challenge for me initially. However I must add that it felt airy and also very comfortable”. To this, the director jokingly added that the actor also must have felt very liberated too.


The director sportingly answered many of the queries regarding the look and feel of the Bengali sleuth in the trailer. “Look this is my interpretation of the detective. I have avoided watching the films of other directors so that there is no influence on my mind while making the film. Even Anjan da (Anjan Dutt) rang me up and congratulated me for doing a good job with the trailer of the film. That feels good actually” said Dibakar Banerjee.

When questioned about the use of Bakshy instead of the Bengali Bakshi for the name of the sleuth, the director said “A title or a name undergoes a change with culture. With this film I am targeting the non-Bengali audience who are not even aware of the detective. Bakshi for the Bengali audience will become Bakshy for them”.


Dibakar Banerjee also stated some reasons for selecting Sushant Singh Rajput for the role. “Firstly he does not have a superstar image which he has to break. Secondly he is an upcoming talent who has a growing fan following based on his talent. All these factors made me decide and make him the Byomkesh of my film” said the director.

The music of the film is contemporary. The director clarified that he did not want a dated feel to his film and hence he made the music contemporary. He also wanted to see what will be the result of this experimentation on the minds of the audience.

The poster of the film has been designed by a Kolkata based firm. Rejecting popular opinion that the posters were inspired from Bond films or foreign graphic novels, the director said that it draws its origin from the illustrations of Dev Sahitya Kutir.

The director summed up the press conference with “Expect the unexpected” from his upcoming Hindi film.

The film is slated for release on 10th April 2015.

Priyanka Dutta

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