04 December, 2020

A Cycle Bell Rings

Byomkesh Bakshi, the sleuth filmmakers probe

A Cycle Bell Rings

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...



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