Yash Raj Films presents one of 2015’s most anticipated releases and a film that redefines Indian cinema as we know it, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, a darkly compelling, pulp noir offering, opening in cinemas worldwide on 3rd April 2015.
Directed by champion of new wave Indian cinema, Dibakar Banerjee, and produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! presents Indian film making on a world cinema platform, sure to be lauded by cineastes and critics alike. A gripping, Indian crime thriller based on the pursuits of the fictional, detective character famous in Indian literature, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! immaculately and seamlessly translates the narrative from text to screen.
Rising star of Indian cinema, Sushant Singh Rajput, features alongside Anand Tiwari and Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee in principal roles, supported by an exceptional ensemble including Divya Menon, Neeraj Kabi, Meiyang Chang, Mark Bennington and Shivam. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is based on Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s popular fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshy and presents a contemporary interpretation of Calcutta during the 1940’s. This first of its kind detective film is an adventure thriller mired in deep political intrigue. A young, astute and intelligent Byomkesh, fresh out of college, pits himself against a mega world villain, depending more on his intuition and instinct rather than concrete proof to solve the case, sometimes sidestepping the law if needed.
Every attention to detail has been paid in recreating 1940’s Calcutta and the mid-Second World War turbulence, entrenched in richly dark atmosphere and menace. Costumes have been designed by celebrated fashion designer, Manish Malhotra, while composer Sneha Khanwalkar’s haunting musical score adds a further layer to the onscreen sense of suspense and sinister. Dibakar Banerjee’s Pulp Noir offering, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, releases worldwide on 3rd April 2015.