Detective Byomkesh Bakshy
DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY
A Film by - Dibakar Banerjee | A Yash Raj Films & DBP Productions 

Bengal Noire: Illustrating Dibakar Bannerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy 

While trying to bring to life Calcutta during the second world war we turned to principally to a whole archive of work by stalwart illustrators of that age like Narayan Debnath, Pratul Chandra Bandyopadhyay, and Mayukh Choudhury who created original characters like Detective Koushik Roy & Aguntuk. Testament to our ongoing love affair with the thriller and suspense genre are the pages of Shuktara by Deb Sahitya Kutir and Indrajaal Comics, which helped us create the mystery and intrigue that the atmosphere required. 

Uniquely different and path breaking for its time these pages set the stage for the lookbook we developed for our most exciting project this year Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Subrata Gangopadhyay's work on the Kakababu stories for Ananda Publishers and Samir Sarkar's Work for Desh are also part of the frame of reference we used for this project. Lastly we would also like to recognize Bikash Bhattarcharya's influence on the shadow play that we have tried to bring to the project. 

Illustrated painstakingly by Bidhan Baidya from Grinning Tree, we hope that this unique never attempted before project will revive interest in the idea of the hand painted poster and draw attention to a lost treasure trove from Bengali literature.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy
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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

Publicity Campaign for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy | A Film by - Dibakar Banerjee | A Yash Raj Films & DBP Productions
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