DETECTIVE

  • Sushant Singh Rajput recalls the impact Kolkata has left on his mind 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will be seen in Dibakar Banerjee's "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!", says at times he feels like he is a Bengali. The film, based on fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshy, is set in Kolkata during the 1940s. "My director and I went there (Kolkata) before starting the film's shooting....
  • Watch: Sushant Singh Rajput, Swastika Mukherjee shine out in the new trailer of 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' 6 days ago

    The long awaited trailer of Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' was released on YouTube on Wednesday. The trailer calls the protagonist a 'detective in making' as the film is about the first case of 'Byomkesh Bakshy', a literary sleuth created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The trailer throws much more light...
  • Dibakar Banerjee nervous about 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy'; says he tried to stay true to the books January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee's next, the highly awaited 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' is making all the right noises in the industry. The You tube teaser of the film has crossed well over a 1,000,000 views already. The film is adapted from Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's crime thriller novels which have the Bengali detective...
  • Here's Rajit Kapur's advice on portraying Byomkesh Bakshi on the big screen January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: National award wining actor Rajit Kapur became a household name when he portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi, a literary sleuth created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The series, aired on Doordarshan, lasted two seasons and ran from 1993 to 1997 and resulted in the actor loosing his real identity to his onscreen...
  • 'Bajirao Mastani' to 'Bombay Velvet': Watch out for epic costume dramas in 2015 January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: From 'Bajirao Mastani' to 'Mohenjo Daro' -- it looks like 2015 will be an epic year for Bollywood. Several filmmakers have lined up big budget spectacles that go back in time. Here's looking at the big budget epics of 2015: 'Bajirao Mastani': Set in the 17th century, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy': I want people see the Kolkata of 1940s, says director Dibakar Banerjee December 21, 2014

    Kolkata: To make the name of his Hindi film more attractive, Bollywood Director Dibakar Banerjee has changed the spelling of his upcoming fictional detective film 'Byomkesh Bakshi'. In the first poster of the film, the name has been written as 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'. The Bengali surname is written as 'Bakshi' in...
  • The first motion poster of 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' features Sushant Singh Rajput and a war torn Kolkata December 21, 2014

    The first motion poster of 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' has just taken the curiosity level around the film a few notches higher. The poster features a dark, worn torn Kolkata and the iconic Howrah Bridge along with the film's leading man Sushant Singh Rajput. The film has been directed by Dibakar...
  • Former 'Dexter' star Charles S Lee joins 'True Detective' season 2 December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former 'Dexter' star CS Lee has joined season 2 of 'HBO's True Detective'. The 42-year-old actor will appear in the role of State Attorney General Richard Geldof. Richard Geldof is described as an ambitious, political man who is well spoken and intelligent, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Lee joins...
  • Feel fortunate to work with Dibakar Banerjee: Meiyang Chang November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Meiyang Chang, who is returning to the big screen with a small role in Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi', says he has stayed away from movies as he was getting similar roles. The 32-year-old 'Indian Idol' star made his debut in Bollywood with Yash Raj's 2010 crime-comedy 'Badmaash Company' with...
  • Detective Byomkesh Baskhy: Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee's character is inspired by famous spy and seductress Mati Hari November 12, 2014

    Dibakar Banerjee's upcoming film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' is generating a lot of curiosity. The teaser of the film created a lot of hype giving the viewers a glimpse of Kolkata in the 1930s. The latest stills of the film features Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee in dark alleys looking ultra glamorous....
  • New faces on 'True Detective': Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer join the cast November 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin and Michael Irby are joining the cast of 'True Detective'. The second season of Nic Pizzolatto's anthology crime drama series will centre on three police officers teaming up with a criminal to investigate a murder, reported The Wrap. Their murder investigation will uncover...
  • Coimbatore: Hoax bomb threat to school October 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: An anonymous bomb threat call to a school in the city proved to be hoax on Thursday. The head master of Al Azhar School received a call around 12 pm, stating that a bomb was planted in the school, police said. Police along with Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad...
  • I prefer doing unconventional roles like in 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi'; money is not an issue for me, says actor Sushant Singh Rajput September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Twofilmold Sushant Singh Rajput, who has wrapped up shooting for director Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi', says he prefers unconventional roles and won't do a runofthemill kind even if he will get big bucks for that. Excerpts: Q: How was the experience of working with Dibakar Bannerjee in 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi'? A:...
  • Badaun gangrape accused clear liedetection test: CBI August 6, 2014

    CBI on Wednesday said the liedetection test of the five accused arrested in connection with the Badaun gangrape case did not find "any deviation" from their earlier claim of innocence. "No deviation has been found in the statement of the five accused who had been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police,"...
  • Badaun gangrape accused clear forensic tests, final report awited August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In the latest development in the Badaun gangrape case, the accused are found true in stating that they were not involved in the gangrape they were arrested for in May. The development came after the initial conclusion of three crucial forensic tests carried out on the five accused...
  • TV newcomers 'True Detective,' 'Orange' storm Emmys race July 11, 2014

    (Reuters) Television newcomers "True Detective," a crime drama from HBO, and "Orange is the New Black," a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday in a challenge to stalwarts like "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family." Online streaming company Netflix Inc, the big disrupter...
  • Vidya Balan admits that she used to spy on her college crush July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Among the three major sleuth films that were announced last year, it is Vidya Balan's 'Bobby Jasoos' that is being presented to the audience first and the actress is glad to be leading the race to the theatres. The other two films are Dibakar Banerjee's 'Byomkesh Bakshi', a period...
  • e Lounge: Vidya aka Bobby Jasoos dons the role of a reporter June 27, 2014

    In her latest movie Bobby Jasoos, Vidya Balan pulls off effortlessly the role of a middle class girl desiring to be a detective. Produced by actress Dia Mirza and starring veteran actors such as Supriya Pathak among others, it is to be seen whether the movie will live upto Vidya's...
  • CBI conducts polygraph tests on family and accused in Badaun rape case June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation started conducting polygraph tests in the Badaun gangrape case on Tuesday. Nine people, including the parents of the victims as well as the accused, will be undergoing polygraph tests. The CBI will be testing both versions in the case. Two minor girls were found hanging...
  • Vidya Balan dons the detective hat in real life; set to spy on colleagues through 'Bobby Jasoos' blog June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen as a detective in her forthcoming film "Bobby Jasoos", is going to start spying on Bollywood stars through a blog. Titled Bobby Ko Sab Malum Hai, the blog will have Bobby writing, sharing exclusive Bollywood news and gossip. The actress will be...
  • Vidya Balan to launch 'Bobby Jasoos' trailer with real detectives May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: If grapevine is to be believed, actress Vidya Balan, who plays a detective in "Bobby Jasoos", will launch the theatrical trailer of her upcoming film along with 10 real life detectives. "Bobby Jasoos" revolves around the journey of a Hyderabadbased female detective. When the idea for the trailer launch popped up,...
  • Inspector Ghote: A legendary fictional Indian detective awaits his movie moment April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Byomkesh Bakshi, the wellknown Satyanweshi, will shortly be seen on the big screen in two new movies. It was about time Bakshi, who featured in the popular TV series of the 90s, was made into movies, and we hope a series is in the offing. Meanwhile, another iconic...
  • It's boom time for detective agencies in run up to Lok Sabha polls March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: With campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls gaining momentum, private detective agencies are having a boom time as they are being hired on a large scale by candidates and parties to keep a tab on their rivals. Though spy agencies were engaged by parties in previous elections as...
  • Obama asks HBO chief for advance episodes of 'True Detective' and 'Game of Thrones' February 18, 2014

    It's common knowledge that US President Barack Obama is a fan of US TV series 'Homeland'. However, that's not the only TV show the president is obsessed with. He recently asked HBO CEO Richard Pepler for advance episodes of 'Game of Thrones' and 'True Detective'. The president asked for the...
  • Revealed: The first look of Sushant Singh Rajput as 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The first look of director Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' is revealed now. The film features Sushant Singh Rajput in the titular role. Screen India's twitter handle has tweeted a still from the film. Unveiled: First look of Sushant Singh Rajput in and as 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' http://t.co/9gI9bde4yg pic.twitter.com/YUB6HfoioO...
  • Part of Kolkata still retains 1940s look: Dibakar Banerjee February 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Director Dibakar Banerjee says while filming scenes for 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', he was surprised to discover that the city had retained much of the 1940s look and feel. During the planning stage, Dibakar, 44, told PTI, he had worried a lot about how to impart a retro look to...
  • Crime detection rate falls by 3 pc under Thane Commissionerate January 28, 2014

    Thane: Crime Detection Rate (CDR) for 2013 has dropped by 3% to 58% even as there is a steady increase in crime under various categories, according to a report. "There were a total of 12016 crimes registered under ClassI to V of which 7,007 had been detected in 2013. Last...