DETECTIVE

  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha April 12, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on IPL8, Maharashtra government's diktats, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!'. He also talks to an expert from Goa on the trial room voyeurs controversy. ...
  • Want to push the envelope with my films, can happen when I do different characters: Sushant Singh Rajput April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: With his portrayal of Byomkesh Bakshy getting appreciation, Sushant Singh Rajput is a happy man and the actor says he will continue to explore challenging roles in his future projects. It was something of a risk for both Sushant and director Dibakar Banerjee to reinvent the popular literary character...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!': We love Sushant Singh Rajput, but can't forget Neeraj Kabi April 7, 2015

    He doesn't play the gun-wielding beefy villain that we have seen multiple times in Bollywood films, who works with the sole purpose to substantiate how macho the male protagonist is. But with his carefully nuanced portrayal of Dr Anukul Guha, actor Neeraj Kabi keeps the spotlight fixated on him. While...
  • Dibakar Banerjee thrilled with Kolkata's response to ' Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Director Dibakar Banerjee is relieved after receiving a "thrilling response" to his latest directorial 'Detective Byomesh Bakshy!', especially in Kolkata. Initially, Dibakar was scared about how actor Sushant Singh Rajput's interpretation of the detective will be received in the city, where the film's story is set. But the positive response...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In conversation with Sushant Singh Rajput on 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!' April 4, 2015

    In this episode of e Lounge, actor Sushant Singh Rajput shares his experience of his new release 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!'. ...
  • Haven't seen a movie like this for a long time; Sushant Singh Rajput is great: Zoya Akhtar on 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' April 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is in awe of Dibakar Banerjee's craft in the latest release 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'. She recommends the "beautiful film" to all. "It's one of the most beautiful films on Indian screens. I haven't seen a movie like this for a long time. Sushant Singh Rajput is great....
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', 'Furious 7' April 4, 2015

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' and 'Furious 7'. He also talks to director Sujoy Ghosh on the making of chilling scene in 'Kahaani'. ...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' review: A film that deserves to be watched April 3, 2015

    Director: Dibakar Banerjee Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', directed by Dibakar Banerjee, is a moody thriller set in 1943 Calcutta that unravels at an unhurried pace. Loosely adapted from Bengali crime fiction writer Saradindu Bandopadhyay's enduring literary series, the film is intended as the origin story...
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshy: Make way for Bollywood's new action hero; less of brawn, more of brain April 3, 2015

    He doesn't flex muscles, neither does he sport six pack abs, doesn't romance the heroine-is rather awkward around them and yet there is this undeniable charm that Dibakar Banerjee's hero Byomkesh has. There are spoilers in the story. In case you haven't watched the film yet, please come back to it...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' tweet review: Despite its pace, film manages to break the monotony of trashy thrillers in Bollywood April 3, 2015

    Dibakar Banerjee always has the knack of narrating uncanny stories. From builder mafias to a lovable thief to corrupt bureaucrats- Banerjee's films are always hatke. His latest is on Bengali literature's most popular detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Based on author Saradindu Bandhopadhyay's novel, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' has Sushant Singh Rajput playing the...
  • Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' gets U/A certificate April 2, 2015

    Mumbai: In a refreshing departure from the norm, Dibakar Banerjee has no reason to be miffed with the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) regarding his film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', which has been granted a U/A certificate with only some cuts. Shravan Kumar, CEO of the CBFC, said: "A screening was...
  • Get your smartphone to recognise you better by storing an 'average' photo of yourself April 1, 2015

    London: Does your smartphone fail to recognise you at times when you try to use "face unlock" system? Upload an 'average' photo of yourself for better recognition. According to new research by scientists at the University of York, face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' is a period film with contemporary characters: Swastika Mukherjee March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Swastika Mukherjee may be new to the world of Hindi cinema but in Bengal, she is one of the most popular faces on celluloid. The light-eyed actress is making her grand Bollywood debut in Dibakar Banerjee's much talked about film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' and has already made heads...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In conversation with Sushant Singh Rajput March 29, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand talks to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and director Dibakar Banerjee. ...
  • Sushant Singh Rajput and Anand Tiwari compete to solve the dumbest case in the world March 28, 2015

    Before our eyes are greeted by Byomkesh Bakshi, we first have to go through two of the dumbest detectives in the world. Presenting Sushant Singh Rajput and Anand Tiwari as 'Two Detectives' who compete to solve the dumbest case in the world.This 'East India Comedy' video makes you cry with...
  • I am probably the 75th Byomkesh: Sushant Singh Rajput on playing the popular detective on screen March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput has joined the long list of people, who have portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi on-screen, but the actor says his upcoming movie is director Dibakar Banerjee's personal take on the famous fictional detective from Bengali literature. 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' is based on the stories by writer Sharadindu...
  • Dibakar Banerjee wanted 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' to be his first film March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Bringing detective Byomkesh Bakshy alive on celluloid was Dibakar Banerjee's childhood dream but the director says the project was scary and challenging to tackle. A fan of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's stories since the age of 13, Dibakar said he wanted 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' to be his first project but he...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' actor Sushant Singh Rajput launches fashion line 'NOIR 43' March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput, the director and actor respectively of Bollywood film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' on Thursday launched an apparel line titled NOIR 43, inspired by the forthcoming crime thriller, at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW). Sushant said he won't mind creating his own fashion...
  • Movies are commercial ventures, a lot would depend on how this film performs: Sushant Singh Rajput on 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' sequel March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who transformed himself as the mustachioed, dhoti-clad Byomkesh in Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!', believes it was the most honest portrayal of his eight-year-old career. Set in the Kolkata of 1940s, the film revolves around the character as he embarks on his very first case...
  • Sushant Singh Rajput to visit Old Delhi Railway Station to promote 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: A lover of history, actor Sushant Singh Rajput will on Friday make his trip to the capital more fruitful by visiting the Old Delhi Railyway Station to promote his forthcoming movie 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'. Sushant, who will be accompanied by the film's director Dibakar Banerjee, enjoys reading history and...
  • New technology in Ford's upcoming car will not let you overspeed March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: How many times have you unconsciously exceeded the legal speed limits and only when the traffic cops asked you to pullover that you realise you actually did overspeed? To address the problem, Ford has introduced the Intelligent Speed Limiter that uses technology to help prevent drivers from unintentionally...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' is different from TV show; a film takes you to a different world: Dibakar Banerjee March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee already has a sequel of detective film "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!" on his mind. "I am very interested in making 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! 2' because in this film, it's the detective's his first case. If this film is a success, then I want to make one more and...
  • Google testing new on-body detection feature for Android phones March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly introducing a new feature for Android phones that can detect human touch and automatically adjust the lock mode. Using the accelerometer of the phone, the feature can figure out when you are holding the phone or have it in your pocket, and lock it when...
  • Sushant Singh Rajput was the first choice for 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' as he has a mysterious quality: Dibakar Banerjee March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee was enamoured by a "mysterious quality" in Sushant Singh Rajput. He says that's the reason why he roped in the actor for the protagonist's role in 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'. "He was my first choice (for the film). When I discussed the film with Aditya Chopra, we thought...
  • Changing looks for a character is easy, understanding the role is more complex: Sushant Singh Rajput March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: In showbiz, actors are often hounded by questions over their speculated look in their next project. But actor Sushant Singh Rajput says it is getting into the skin of the character that is difficult, not the changes in physical appearance. "I think it (changing look) is very simple. I'm normally...
  • e Lounge: Dibakar Banerjee, Sushant Singh Rajput on their upcoming film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' March 20, 2015

    Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput talk about their upcoming film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' which is set to release on April 3. ...
  • e Lounge: Director Dibakar Banerjee, actor Sushant Singh Rajput talks about 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' March 19, 2015

    In this segment of e Lounge renowned director Dibakar Banerjee and actor Sushant Singh Rajput talks about their upcoming film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!', a film based in 1940s Kolkata. ...
  • New smart bandage detects bedsores even before human eyes can do so March 18, 2015

    Washington: This new bandage can detect bedsores before they can be seen by human eyes, thereby making timely treatment possible. Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are injuries that can result after prolonged pressure cuts off adequate blood supply to the skin. Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a new 'smart...