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Sushant Singh Rajput to play Detective Byomkesh.

Post by riyya6 on 2013-07-25, 12:38

Byomkesh Bakshi, a favorite thriller series on television will be made for the big screen audience now.

Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' gor launched at the city of joy, Kolkata.
Sushant Singh Rajput will play the iconic role of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.

The actor-director duo took a interesting tramp ride at Kolkata adding a twist to the launch.

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Sushant is a promising actor: Dibakar Banerjee

Post by riyya6 on 2013-07-25, 12:38

Effusively complimenting actor Sushant Singh Rajput, critically acclaimed filmamker Dibakar Banerjee Tuesday backed his decision to cast him in the role of detective Byomkesh Bakshi.

"Among the new generation of actors, Sushant is promising. He never shows off his acting. It is very subtle and inherent. He is a very good actor," said the National Award-winning director during an interaction with media persons here.

The director is busy scouting for locations in the city for his forthcoming film "Detective Byomkesh Bakshi" that is slated to go on the floors in December.

The film is based on one of the 33 crime thrillers penned by famed Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandopadhyay with ByomkeshBakshi as the protagonist between 1932 and 1970.

Featuring Sushant as the popular detective, the movie will be set in then Calcutta during the World War years in 1942.

Sushant, who made a stellar debut with "Kai Po Che!",will be seen as "an adventurous, young, fresh out of college and thriller-loving youth who wants to be a detective".

The actor had a successful stint with TV serials as the male lead Manav in "Pavitra Rishta".

"He is very natural, subtle and credit goes to him for efficiently portraying Manav.The second reason is he is modern andI wanted a young, vulnerable actor," said Banerjee.

"Sushant is the earlier Byomkesh (of 1930s). The Byomkesh that Bandyopadhayay wrote when he was young and adventurous. That is the new aspect that you will get," he added.



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Hindi 'Byomkesh' for youth, says Dibakar

Post by riyya6 on 2013-07-25, 12:39

Asserting that his forthcoming film "Detective Byomkesh Bakshi" is targeted at the youth, critically acclaimed filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee said he wants youngsters to accept the detective as a "big hero".

"It's mainly for the Hindi film audience, for the youth audience...those who watch 'Kai Po Che!'and 'Barfi!'...I want them to take Byomkesh as a big hero," Banerjee told mediapersons here Tuesday.

"It is a Hindi film with a big budget," said Banerjee who earlier made films like "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!" and "Shanghai".

To be made under the Yash Raj Films banner, the film is based on one of the 33 crime thrillers penned by famed Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandopadhyay with Byomkesh Bakshi as the protagonist between 1932 and 1970.

Featuring Sushant Singh Rajput">Sushant Singh Rajput of "Kai Po Che!" fame as the popular detective, the movie will be set in war-torn Kolkata (then Calcutta) of 1942. It will follow one of the first cases solved by a twenty-something Byomkesh, fresh out of college, and "an adventurous, young, and thrill-loving youth who wants to be a detective".

However, the director declined to reveal the name of the specific novel on which the film is based upon. But he revealed that the Yash Raj Films had bought the rights of "31 of Byomkesh novels in all languages outside Bangla".

"We excluded Bangla as we don't want Bengali audiences to be alienated from Byomkesh...it's a mark of respect. I want to make Byomkesh for the Hindi film audience, the pan Indian audience and the international audience, god willing," said Banerjee.


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