Dibakar Banerjee stays true to Byomkesh Bakshy books

Dibakar Banerjee’s next, the highly awaited Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is making all the right noises in the industry. The YouTube trailer of the film has already crossed well over a 1 million views. The film is adapted from Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s crime thriller novels, which have the Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshy as the protagonist. Though the director has bought the rights for all the 33 novels featuring the Bengali sleuth, he is reluctant to say that his film is first of a series.

At a recent event in New Delhi Dibakar confessed that he was very nervous about his film. “I have been fascinated by the stories and by Byomkesh’s character since I read it for the first time. And when I read it I read all the 33 novels all together it took me maybe two to three years but I remember how deep an impression it had on me. So when I thought of making it as a film I was nervous. It was going to be my second film but I did not think I was mature enough as a film maker to take this on at that time,” answered Dibakar when asked about his film and the experience of making it.

“The telling of the story is completely contemporary but as far as the content and details is concerned I have stayed true to the book and our research,” added the filmmaker.

Presented by Yash Raj Films, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! releases in cinemas worldwide on 3 APRIL 2015

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