If you miss the fictional Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi, here is a piece of good news for you. Dibakar Banerjee’s next titled Kolkata is a detective thriller and will have a detective a la Byomkesh Bakshi in the central role.
A well placed source reveals, “Dibakar is a huge fan of detective thrillers and investigative stories. ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and the Bengali detective ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ are among his favourite detective shows. He was toying with the idea of making a film on such a subject for a long time and he is finally doing it.”
Divulging on the plot of the film, the source informs, “It’s a murder mystery based in Kolkata but has no resemblance to Kahaani. It is going to be a hardcore detective thriller. Since Dibakar’s lead character is also a Bengali detective guy and his film is set in Kolkata, the comparisons with Byomkesh Bakshi are bound to happen. However, it’s not clear yet whether Dibakar’s film is an original story or adaptation of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay popular detective series.”
“Dibakar is currently busy writing the story but the work on the film has already started. His production designer has been making frequent trips to Kolkata since February to finalize the locations,” adds the source.
The film is most likely to go on the floor by the end of this year or early next year.
When contacted, Dibakar said, “Its definitely one of the next ones I am going to do.”