Get your Bollywood fix on this April when the month kicks off with the much anticipated, blockbuster crime thriller, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! This action-packed film will be released at a number of Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 03 April, including Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban, The Zone@Rosebank, Carnival City and Newtown Junction in Johannesburg, Forest Hill in Centurion, The Grove Mall in Pretoria and Cavendish in Cape Town.
In a contemporary interpretation of war-torn Calcutta during the 1940s, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who wants to destroy the world. It’s his wits against the most villainous criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is based on the early exploits of India’s first true-blue detective, created by Bengali bestseller writer Saradindu Bandyopadhyay.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! stars Sushant Singh Rajput as Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (a young Bengali private detective), Anand Tiwari as Ajit Bandyopadhyay (the sidekick of Byomkesh Bakshy, also an author), Swastika Mukherjee as Anguri Devi (a dancer and spy), Divya Menon as Satyawati (the love interest of Byomkesh Bakshy), Neeraj Kabi as Dr. Anukul Guha and Meiyang Chang as Kanai Dao.
The music for the film has been composed by Sneha Khanwalkar. The track that was used in the teaser, titled “Life’s a Bitch”, is composed by the New Delhi band, Joint Family, and will be converted into Hindi. The film is directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Banerjee and Aditya Chopra.
This film releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban, The Zone@Rosebank, Carnival City and Newtown Junction in Johannesburg, Forest Hill in Centurion, The Grove Mall in Pretoria and Cavendish in Cape Town on Friday, 03 April.