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UK Competition: Win Detective Byomkesh Bakshi! merchandise

To mark the release of the much-anticipated release of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy today on Friday 3rd April, Yash Raj Films are giving you the chance to win the limited #DBB notepad.

Simply answer the question:

Q: Who plays Detective Byomkesh Bakshy?

A.   Dibakar Banerjee

B.   Sushant Singh Rajput

C.   Anand Tiwari

Fill out the form below to take part in the competition.


Closing date for entries is 18:00 (BST), 8th April 2015. The winner will be contacted via e-mail.This competition is only open to UK residents.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi Notepad

Presented by Yash Raj Films, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is in UK cinemas from today!

Watch: ‘Calcutta Kiss’ from ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Get ready to swing to the 1940’s with the energetic, peppy and ‘in-your-face sensual’ CALCUTTA KISS from DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! 

Watch the super talented Lauren Gottlieb embrace the jive and jitterbug, popular in New York during the flamboyant 40s in this footloose-with-a-flair-for-irreverence number.

The clarinet completely sets the music apart along with the acoustic guitar, synthesiser and drum machine, set to interesting Raj era laden lyrics.

A delightful and innovative black and white blend with a dash of colour will make you re-imagine a period clubhouse through contemporary eyes… do not miss this classy ode to the underground numbers of Madonna and George Michael!


Indian Cinema champions the Pulp Noir genre with Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

DBB-2Yash Raj Films presents one of 2015’s most anticipated releases and a film that redefines Indian cinema as we know it, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, a darkly compelling, pulp noir offering, opening in cinemas worldwide on 3rd April 2015.

Directed by champion of new wave Indian cinema, Dibakar Banerjee, and produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! presents Indian filmmaking on a world cinema platform, sure to be lauded by cineastes and critics alike. A gripping, Indian crime thriller based on the pursuits of the fictional, detective character famous in Indian literature, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! immaculately and seamlessly translates the narrative from text to screen.

Rising star of Indian cinema, Sushant Singh Rajput, features alongside Anand Tiwari and Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee in principle roles, supported by an exceptional ensemble including Divya Menon, Neeraj Kabi, Meiyang Chang, Mark Bennington and Shivam. Every attention to detail has been paid in recreating 1940’s Calcutta and the mid-Second World War turbulence, entrenched in richly dark atmosphere and menace. Costumes have been designed by celebrated fashion designer, Manish Malhotra, while composer Sneha Khanwalkar’s haunting musical score adds a further layer to the on-screen sense of suspense and sinister.

Detetive Byomkesh Bakshi!Synopsis: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is based on Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s popular fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshy and presents a contemporary interpretation of Calcutta during the 1940’s. This first of its kind detective film is an adventure thriller mired in deep political intrigue. A young, astute and intelligent Byomkesh, fresh out of college, pits himself against a mega world villain, depending more on his intuition and instinct rather than concrete proof to solve the case, sometimes sidestepping the law if needed.

Yash Raj Films presents Dibakar Banerjee’s Pulp Noir offering, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, releasing worldwide on 3rd April 2015.

New Trailer: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Director Dibakar Banerjee, along with lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput, launched the new trailer of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! at yrf Studios recently.

Sushant, dressed head to toe as Byomkesh Bakshy, made a grand ‘vintage’ entry along with Dibakar Banerjee.


The enthusiastic pair spoke excitedly about the significance of the villain in the movie – the nameless one – Yang Guang!  The most monstrous gangster from Shanghai who has come back from the dead… and the only one who may turn out to be Byomkesh’s lifelong nemesis, threatening everything and everyone he loves and values.

Watch the trailer here:

 The film releases in UK cinemas through Yash Raj Films on 3rd April 2015.


“I have worked very hard on ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy” shares Sushant

Sushant in Detective ByomkeshPlaying the title role in Dibakar Banerjee’s period sleuth film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! was challenging for Sushant Singh Rajput and he says he has worked very hard to get his act right in the movie.

The 29-year-old actor said that before doing the film he did his fair share of research on Bengali literature’s most loved fictional detective created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.

“I knew that I had the resources and researches. The bottom line was the authority to play the character Byomkesh. I was aware of what not to do on-screen. Filmmaking is all about what we like to do on-screen. We have attempted that in the film. I have worked very hard to perform the character,” said Rajput. The film is set in Kolkata and has been extensively shot in the city as well as Mumbai. 

Yash Raj Films is proud to present a Dibakar Banerjee Productions, DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! releasing worldwide on 3 APRIL 2015.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Poster Launched In Kolkata

Detetive Byomkesh Bakshi!As a symbolic and fitting tribute today to a World War II air-raid in the war-torn history of Calcutta (now Kolkata), director Dibakar Banerjee along with his lead actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, released the first look poster of the upcoming film, DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! at the Great Eastern Hotel (now The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel).

Speaking at this launch conference amidst a packed media gathering in Kolkata, Dibakar said, “In late 1942 early 1943, Calcutta was the last frontier of the British Empire, holding out against the Japanese invasion of Asia. As Jap bombs were falling on Calcutta dockyard and around The Great Eastern Hotel, history was being created and Calcutta stepped on to the world stage. It’s right here that Byomkesh’s first adventure catapulted him from anonymity to dangerous fame. I can’t imagine a more fitting place to launch the first look of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! than this hotel – which right on this day in 1942, would be full of chaos and mayhem as bombs fell around it, right here – seventy years ago – with Byomkesh probably on the hunt for a murderer not far away!”

DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! is based on Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’swell-known and successful fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshy and is a contemporary interpretation of Calcutta during the 1940’s. This first of its kind detective film is an adventure thriller mired in deep political intrigue. A young, astute and intelligent Byomkesh, fresh out of college, pits himself against a mega world villain, depending more on his intuition and instinct rather than concrete proof, to solve the case, sometimes overstepping the law if needed.

Yash Raj Films is proud to present a Dibakar Banerjee Film, DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! which releases worldwide and in UK cinemas on 10th April 2015.



Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! in Kolkata

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Director Dibakar Banerjee and lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput have been working hard in Kolkata to get the character, feel and the spectacle of the period thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Media persons got a preview into the world of the film when Sushant Singh Rajput as Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! along with Dibakar Banerjee got on a busy Kolkata tram and interacted with the media over the scenic tram route before heading to a press conference at a charming and old world palace in Alipore.

The co-production venture of YRF & Dibakar Banerjee Production Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! starts shooting January 2014.

The mystery unfolds in UK cinemas and worldwide on 12 Dec 2014. 

Watch the Launch of Detective Byomkesh Bakshi in Kolkata: