Dibakar Banerjee plans a movie on Byomkesh Bakshi


Back in the ’90s, detective Byomkesh Bakshi became a household name, thanks to Basu Chatterjee’s TV series on Doordarshan. Now, a couple of decades later, Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s famous fictional detective is set for a Bollywood outing.

Starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead, the film titled Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (DBB) will be co-produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions. Dibakar will also don the director’s hat.

Set in 1942, the film will show a war-torn Kolkata during the ’40s as it follows the first adventure of Byomkesh, who is fresh out of college. “We will show the origin of the character and it will be a completely new interpretation. From where and how he came into being. So the film will start with his first-ever case and h