The crime thriller 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' has garnered mostly positive reviews from the critics. The Box Office reports so far have been luke warm, but it seems that word of mouth may play to the film's favour.
In a refreshing departure from the norm, Dibakar Banerjee has no reason to be miffed with the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) regarding his film ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’, which has been granted a U/A certificate with only some cuts.
"Why?" was the question that Dibakar Banerjee asked himself while embarking on the journey of adapting "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!" as the youthful, dhoti-clad crime solver in the politically volatile era of 1940s Calcutta.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will be seen as a protagonist in Dibakar Banerjee's period drama "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!", says he had no reason to say no to the film as he felt it would be a great learning experience -- and it was!
Preferring intensity to money power, National Award-winning filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee feels Bollywood is losing its naturalistic style, distancing itself from the rich oeuvre of restrained, controlled performances and veering towards more money and decibel power.
After giving a glimpse of thrills and introducing a masked villain in the trailers of the film “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!”, the makers of the film will throw up a challenge to the audience by releasing a music video with a clue of the hovering mystery.
Dibakar Banerjee says that decisions regarding a movie's content should be left to the filmmakers and the audience, and that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should only be entrusted with certifying movies appropriately.
Kolkata's iconic Howrah Bridge, which was commissioned 72 years ago Feb 3, witnessed a unique tribute on its birthday Tuesday with a flash mob act by 50 dancers on a ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ (DBB) soundtrack.
In 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!', lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen donning dhotis and a moustached look, which director Dibakar Banerjee says was a risk that he took to break away from traditional Bollywood hero image.