This Article is From Jan 17, 2012

Byomkesh Bakshi ignored by filmmakers: Anjan Dutta

Byomkesh Bakshi ignored by filmmakers: Anjan Dutta

Highlights

  • Musician-filmmaker Anjan Dutta, who is making a trilogy on detective Byomkesh Bakshi, says the Bengali literary character has been largely ignored by filmmakers.
  • The dhoti-clad, sharp-minded private investigator created by Bengali novelist Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay was the subject of a popular TV series in 1993 but few movie adaptations of his fictional cases have been popular.
  • "Byomkesh has been largely ignored by filmmakers, especially in Bengal. Bengali literature is replete with detective characters but few of them make it to the big screen. Byomkesh and Satyajit Ray's Feluda are the highest selling detective characters.
  • "I have the rights to make five films on Byomkesh, let's see where it goes. I have just finished shooting for the second film and will begin post production work," said Dutt on the sidelines of the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.
  • Actor Abir Chatterjee is playing the role of Byomkesh in the films. "He fitted the image of the bespectacled dhoti-clad intelligent young man," said Dutta.
  • The 58-year-old, who has been a popular rock singer in Bengal for almost two decades now, has been an off and on actor and has tried his hands at making films as well. His directorial credits include The Bong Connection and Bow Baracks Forever. All his films have been musically driven and Dutta says he took up Byomkesh Bakshi to do something new.
  • "I had to grow as a filmmaker, so I fell upon the literature of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Its nice to break away from the kinds of films I am known for."
  • His latest film Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona, inspired by his hit song of the same name, is a part of the Indian Panorama section at IFFI. Dutta said the film is about a young female rock musician who wants to make it big.
  • "Rock music in India originally started in Bengal. In the nineties, non-film music was very popular. My song is also from that time. The film is inspired by those times and tells the story of a girl who wants to become a rock star," said Dutta.
  • The film has been released to a good response in Bengal and stars Dutta, poet-singer and Trinamool MP Kabir Suman and newcomer Parno Mitra.
Panaji: Musician-filmmaker Anjan Dutta, who is making a trilogy on detective Byomkesh Bakshi, says the Bengali literary character has been largely ignored by filmmakers.

The dhoti-clad, sharp-minded private investigator created by Bengali novelist Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay was the subject of a popular TV series in 1993 but few movie adaptations of his fictional cases have been popular.

"Byomkesh has been largely ignored by filmmakers, especially in Bengal. Bengali literature is replete with detective characters but few of them make it to the big screen. Byomkesh and Satyajit Ray's Feluda are the highest selling detective characters.

"I have the rights to make five films on Byomkesh, let's see where it goes. I have just finished shooting for the second film and will begin post production work," said Dutt on the sidelines of the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.

Actor Abir Chatterjee is playing the role of Byomkesh in the films. "He fitted the image of the bespectacled dhoti-clad intelligent young man," said Dutta.

The 58-year-old, who has been a popular rock singer in Bengal for almost two decades now, has been an off and on actor and has tried his hands at making films as well. His directorial credits include The Bong Connection and Bow Baracks Forever. All his films have been musically driven and Dutta says he took up Byomkesh Bakshi to do something new.

"I had to grow as a filmmaker, so I fell upon the literature of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Its nice to break away from the kinds of films I am known for."

His latest film Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona, inspired by his hit song of the same name, is a part of the Indian Panorama section at IFFI. Dutta said the film is about a young female rock musician who wants to make it big.

"Rock music in India originally started in Bengal. In the nineties, non-film music was very popular. My song is also from that time. The film is inspired by those times and tells the story of a girl who wants to become a rock star," said Dutta.

The film has been released to a good response in Bengal and stars Dutta, poet-singer and Trinamool MP Kabir Suman and newcomer Parno Mitra.