Thursday, April 2, 2015

8 Facts You Need to Know About This Week’s Release, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Ft. Sushant Singh Rajput

Contributed By: Charu A. Mahesh

As Dibaker Banerjee gears up to give India its first detective movie in this week’s big release, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, here are a few facts that you must know about the film…







1.   If you have noticed, the surname ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ has a ‘Y’ instead or ‘I,’ in the film, as against the name of the legendary detective Byomkesh Bakshi, it was done on purpose. No of astrological or numerological reasons but because director Dibaker Banerjee wanted a ‘typographical balance. 'I' appeared "too thin" so they picked 'y,' which was a "stronger alphabet".

2.   If Dhoom 3 had not happened, Aamir Khan would have made his debut as a villain in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Director wanted a villain who could give competition to Byomkesh and he couldn’t think of a better star than Aamir Khan to play the baddie. The face of the villain has been kept under wraps by the makers.







 3.    The Shanghai director, has bought the rights of all 33 Byomkesh Bakshi stories written by celebrated Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Which means, chances of Byomkesh Bakshy franchise are pretty high!


4.    Mardaani star, Rani Mukherjee was initially approached to play the female lead in the film. However, she turned it down as the film had some bold scenes. The role finally went to Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee.







 5. Talking about bold scenes, Swastika and Sushant share a passionate kiss in the film, which is touted to be the longest. However, the director has different plans for the lip-lock.  "I am thinking of cutting the kissing scene from the film because just to watch that particular scene people will miss the scene and the dialogues," said Dibaker in one of the recent interviews.


6.  Sushant Singh Rajput is also playing Indian cricket captian, Mahendra Singh Dhoni calls Detective Byomkesh Bakshy as his best performance till date.







 7.  Since the film is a suspense thriller, the villain and climax of the film are kept under wraps. However, recently there was a buzz about a video leak that revealed the film's climax. While a few call it a pivotal marketing strategy, the makers call it a mishap.






8.    While the characters and setting are inspired by the book, what’s different is the American army, and the opium trade angle. The book had no mention of the international plot, but the fact is this did happen in the Calcutta of the 1940s. Also, Dibaker has tried to maintain modernity in the film by staying away from traditional style of communication. Dibakar’s grammar and the music is very contemporary as they are catering to the youth of today.


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