Dibakar Banerjee


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Dibakar Banerjee (born 1969) is an Indian film director and screenwriter, who is most known for films, Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), which he also wrote, both of which won National Film Awards.

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They shot in a bone-chilling climate near the Indo-Nepal border, took local trains, braved mobs, lived in tents (while shooting at the border) and trekked hills.

Earlier this year, Swastika Mukherjee paved her way into Bollywood with film-maker Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!
Director Dibakar Banerjee believes the mainstream Hindi film industry tries to suppress independent cinema and it is upto the audiences to recognise talented filmmakers and give them a fair chance.
At a time when Bollywood seems to swear by muscle flexing heroes, filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee is happy to let the male protagonist of his upcoming film look like an average Joe in a muffler and dhoti. And he couldn't care less about not following the norm.
It seems for a few people in Kolkata, West Bengal, a name is all that matters. Film-maker Dibakar Banerjee got a taste of this when after releasing a song, titled 'Calcutta kiss', from his next, he was flooded with letters expressing disapproval and asking him to change the title to 'Kolkata kiss'.
Bengali actor Swastika Mukherjee might be turning heads in the trailer of Dibakar Banerjee's upcoming sleuth flick, but the filmmaker says that he hardly knew her when he cast her for a role in the film.
Even as Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer Detective Byomkesh Bakshy awaits the theatrical release, filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has already planned a sequel of the movie.
Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, whose next Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is set in the early 40s' Calcutta, seems to be influenced by fashion of the bygone era. Banerjee plans to launch a retro fashion line!
Director Dibakar Banerjee's next, which is said to be based on the fictional character, detective Byomkesh Bakshi, and features Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead, is complete.
Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has promised to bring in a host of indie music talent with his upcoming detective thriller. The music of the song from the teaser of his film, which was launched recently, has been given by a Delhi-based band, Joint Family.