The Many Byomkeshes On Screen
- Satyajit Ray’s Chiriyakhana (1967) with Uttam Kumar as Byomkesh
- Manju Dey’s Shajarur Kanta (1974) with Satindra Bhattacharya
- Basu Chatterjee’s 1993 Hindi TV series with Rajit Kapur playing the detective
- Swapan Ghoshal Mogno Mainak (2009) with Subhrajit Dutta in the lead role
- Anjan Dutt’s trilogy with Abir Chatterjee: Byomkesh Bakshi (2010), Abar Byomkesh (2012) and Byomkesh Phire Elo (2014)
- Rituparno Ghosh’s Satyanweshi (2013) with Sujoy Ghosh
It was a script Dibakar Banerjee had in mind right after his debut film Khosla Ka Ghosla. As a fan of detective fiction, he grew up reading Sherlock Holmes in Bengali and, of course, every Bengali kid’s sleuthing primer, the Feluda stories. However, the one to really tantalise...