Dibakar Banerjee

  • Kanu Behl, Dibakar looking forward to Titli's Cannes debut 18-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Mumbai: Director Kanu Behl is looking forward to present his debut film 'Titli' in the Un Certain Regard category, a parallel section, at the Cannes film festival. The film, which has backers in Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee, stars Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial and Shashank Arora. It is the...
  • Revealed: The first look of Sushant Singh Rajput as 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' 06-02-2014 11:40 AM

    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...
  • Part of Kolkata still retains 1940s look: Dibakar Banerjee 05-02-2014 02:26 PM

    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...
  • Kareena Kapoor: Want to work with Sudhir Mishra, Dibakar Banerjee 18-12-2013 03:48 PM

    Mumbai: With the signing of a film each with Dev Benegal and Rohit Shetty, actress Kareena Kapoor has embarked on a new phase in her career. She says she is now keen to create a balance in the nature of her films. "As a commercial actress, I've done it all....
  • Want to evolve as an actor, says Sushant Singh Rajput 10-11-2013 02:20 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who has garnered appreciation for his performance in 'Kai Po Che' and 'Shuddh Desi Romance', says he will strive to evolve as an actor. Sushant, 27, said that he feels the pressure to deliver his best. "It always feels great when people like you and...
  • Sushant Singh Rajput to take preparatory leave for 'Byomkesh Bakshi' 03-09-2013 03:58 PM

    Mumbai: After the release of 'Shuddh Desi Romance', actor Sushant Singh Rajput will take some time off to prepare for his role in Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi'. 'Shuddh Desi Romance', produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF) hits the silver screen Friday. Sushant, who will play the popular detective, says...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' is set in war-torn Kolkata 24-07-2013 11:53 AM

    Kolkata: Busy scouting for locations in the city for his next movie 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi', Dibakar Banerjee Tuesday stated that the film will be the toughest venture of his life. "There is a plethora of challenges... it will be tremendously challenging to recreate the Calcutta of 1942, and I know...
  • Sushant Singh Rajput never shows off his acting: Dibakar Banerjee 24-07-2013 10:06 AM

    Kolkata: Effusively complimenting actor Sushant Singh Rajput, critically acclaimed filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee on Tuesday backed his decision to cast him in the role of detective Byomkesh Bakshi. "Among the new generation of actors, Sushant is promising. He never shows off his acting. It is very subtle and inherent. He is...
  • Ship Of Theseus: 5 reasons that make it an important film 18-07-2013 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Director Anand Gandhi's 'Ship Of Theseus' is all set to hit the screens on July 19, 2013. The film features Adia Al-Khashef, Neeraj Kabi and Sohum Shah in the lead roles and has been receiving praises from all quarters. Here are five reasons that would prompt people to...
  • Directing 'Byomkesh' a childhood dream come true: Dibakar 07-07-2013 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee is looking forward to realise his childhood dream by recreating the war-torn Kolkata of 1940s on the big screen with his ambitious adaptation of Sharadindu Banerjee's famous fictional character in "Detective Byomkesh Bakshi". After successfully translating Greek author Vassilis Vassilikos "Z" in "Shanghai" and Satyajit Ray's...
  • Dibakar to direct Sushant in 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' 29-06-2013 10:16 AM

    New Delhi: Critically lauded filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee is joining hands with the production banner Yash Raj Films (YRF) for the first time to helm 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!', featuring Sushant Singh Rajput as the popular detective. "We're rebooting Byomkesh. Right back to his first ever case," Dibakar, who is also co-producing...
  • Dibakar Banerjee to reboot 'Byomkesh Bakshy' for Yash Raj Films 28-06-2013 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: Director Dibakar Banerjee is all set to bring Bengali author Saradindu Banerjee's most famous character of detective Byomkesh Bakshy on the big screen. Byomkesh Bakshi, starring Rajit Kapur, became a household name through Basu Chatterjee's 1990's TV series on Doordarshan. In Dibakar's film, Sushant Singh Rajput will play the...
  • Sonam Kapoor finds Nawazuddin's act challenging 24-06-2013 05:26 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, whose latest film 'Raanjhanaa' has set the cash registers ringing, now wants something as challenging as Nawazuddin Siddiqui's role in 'Bombay Talkies'. "I recently watched 'Bombay Talkies' and Dibakar Banerjee's film in that is my favourite among the four (stories). The way the story was conveyed...
  • Do international Film Festivals help small films make it big? 24-06-2013 10:13 AM

    New Delhi: Let's face it. Film Festivals - local or global - have a certain snooty, intellectual, arty, culture-driven aura about them. An image that screams superior, exclusive, unique. The message they seem to convey is: We have nothing to do with the everyday mindless masala that you consume with...
  • No sequel to 'Shanghai' for a long time: Dibakar Banerjee 13-05-2013 02:46 PM

    Mumbai: Director Dibakar Banerjee has rubbished rumours about making a sequel to his last year's release 'Shanghai'. Dibakar, who is currently busy with another of his project, said he has no plans to do so for a long time. "Right now I am just writing for my next film and...
  • Dibakar Banerjee: Cinema has been a star-driven medium 11-05-2013 01:04 PM

    Mumbai: Though star power and box office success of a movie are interdependent, Dibakar Banerjee won't make a typical film by just banking on big names and then manufacturing collection figures to draw the audience. "Cinema has been a star-driven medium and it has been so since the beginning. There...
  • Does 'Bombay Talkies' herald a new era in Bollywood? 08-05-2013 02:07 PM

    New Delhi: If 'Bombay Talkies' is an indication to the kind of cinema that we will get to watch from now on, then it is good news for all cine lovers. In a befitting tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema, the anthology film featuring some of the best directors...
  • Karan Johar's film in 'Bombay Talkies' is my favourite: Dibakar 07-05-2013 03:19 PM

    Mumbai: While making 'Bombay Talkies' with three other directors, Dibakar Bannerjee has gone through the most fun experience of his life and he dreads leaving it behind. "When again would I get the chance to work so closely with three of my friends Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar,"...
  • Watch: Directors of 'Bombay Talkies' do the 'Jingle Bells' elves dance 06-05-2013 09:30 AM

    A video by director Shakun Batra shows animated versions of the four directors dressed up as elves and dancing to Jingle Bells to celebrate the success of Bombay Talkies. ...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The epic journey continues 04-05-2013 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: An epic journey of 100 years of Indian cinema culminated with a mix of real-life inspiring stories and reel-life fiction as award-winning 'Celluloid Man' and anthology film 'Bombay Talkies' hit the theatres. Marathon documentary 'Celluloid Man', an ode to P K Nair (80), who almost single-handedly built one...
  • 'Bombay Talkies' review: It's like a breath of fresh air 03-05-2013 11:21 PM

    Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Saqib Saleem, Katrina Kaif, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Director: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap Two men shift nervously, seldom making eye contact, as they listen to a beggar girl at a railway station footbridge singing an old Lata Mangeshkar gem whose words seem to...
  • Write your review: 'Bombay Talkies'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Bombay Talkies' is like a breath of fresh air. What do you think? Write your own review and win prizes. ...
  • Friday releases: 'Shootout at Wadala', 'Bombay Talkies', 'Celluloid Man' 03-05-2013 06:31 PM

    Indian cinema's centenary celebrations take centrestage this Friday as 'Bombay Talkies' and 'Celluloid Man', both films dedicated to Indian cinema hit the screens. ...
  • I try to make my next film better than the last one: Dibakar Banerjee 03-05-2013 05:02 PM

    May 3 is an important day for Indian cinema. It is the day when the country got a new religion to follow, it is the day when Indians got introduced to the magic of films. Hundred years back, Dadasaheb Phalke had released his first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' on this...
  • 'Bombay Talkies' Tweet Review: First day, first show 03-05-2013 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: It is an important day for cine goers in India. The medium which we all have revered turns 100 and country's four prominent filmmaker come together to pay an unique tribute to cinema. 'Bombay Talkies' combines the talent of four directors who have in their own way changed...
  • Friday Release: 10 reasons why you should watch 'Bombay Talkies' 02-05-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: May 3 is an important day for Indian cinema. It is the day when the country got a new religion to follow, it is the day when Indians got introduced to the magic of films. Hundred years back, Dadasaheb Phalke had released his first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra'...
  • Bombay Talkies: Writer accuses Anurag Kashyap of plagiarism 30-04-2013 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: Four Bollywood filmmakers joined hands to make 'Bombay Talkies', a film celebrating the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema. These filmmakers are Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Zoya Akhtar, and each of them has directed a segment of the film. Now, media reports are surfacing...
  • I felt Karan was a misfit for 'Bombay Talkies': Anurag Kashyap 29-04-2013 12:57 PM

    Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap used to feel that Karan Johar was a misfit for 'Bombay Talkies' but later he did find a common ground with the fellow filmmaker and thinks Karan's short film is the best in the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. It's a compilation of four...
  • 'Bombay Talkies': The personal connect of four directors 23-04-2013 04:16 PM

    The directors of the four stories in the upcoming film, 'Bombay Talkies' - Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhar and Dibakar Bannerjee in conversation with Rajeev Masand about the autobiographical elements in their stories. ...