New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee wrote the script of his upcoming sleuth drama 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' almost eight years ago as he wanted it to be his second film after 'Khosla Ka Ghosla'.
"'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' was the first script I pitched in after I made 'Khosla Ka Ghosla'. But I didn't make it at that time because I was not skilled enough to tackle the subject at such an early stage of my career.
"I feel with each passing year your understanding about a subject increases. I am happy that I didn't make the film in 2007-2008 just after 'Khosla...' released," Dibakar told PTI.
'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', releasing on April 3, is based on eminent Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's fictitious story.
Dibakar, 45, whose last critically acclaimed outing 'Shanghai' was also based on Greek author's Vassilis Vassilikos novel 'Z', said cinema just cannot survive on original screenplays.
"Original screenplays are good. I have done 'Oye Lucky! Locky Oye!' and 'Love Sex aur Dhokha' but you need to vary it because everytime you can't come up with a premise and an idea all rolled into one. Books and novels talk about a lot of human experiences," he said.
The National-award winning filmmaker accepted that adapting a book is a huge challenge because you have to make changes in the story without hampering the original content.
"It's definitely not easy to adapt a book because you need to know how to read it. Then you need to understand the difference between a book and a film. A book actually tells you what the characters are thinking.