Top Movies and Serial Adaptations of Detective Byomkesh Bakshi by Sharadindu Bandopadhyay-ii

Created by Sharadindu BandopadhyayByomkesh Bakshi is a famous fictional detective who has been an important part of the Bengali pop-culture.

The stories of Byomkesh Bakshi have been adapted many times in various mediums. Continuing from the first part of the story, here are a few more movie adaptations of Byomkesh Bakshi.

‘Byomkesh Phire Elo’ (2014) 

‘Byomkesh Phire Elo’ is the sequel to the 2010 movie ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ and has the same team of director and actors. 

In 2014, Abir Chatterjee was back again playing the role of Byomkesh Bakshi in the movie ‘Byomkesh Phire Elo’. The movie was also directed by Anjan Dutt. It did well at the box office and received critical acclaim also.

‘Satyanweshi’  (2013)

‘Satyanweshi’ directed by Rituparno Ghosh is based on the famous fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi. Sujoy Ghosh played the role of Byomkesh Bakshi in the movie. 

Famous director Rituparno Ghosh directed this 2013 mystery drama movie ‘Satyanweshi’ and well-known film director Sujoy Ghosh played the role of Byomkesh Bakshi. It is based on a ‘Byomkesh Bakshi Chorabali’ written by Saradindu Bandopadhyay. Unfortunately, it was the last movie of Rituparno Ghosh, who passed away a few months after the release of the movie. The plot mostly remains true to the original storyline, with a few creative improvisations being taken.

‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ (2015)

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy was the first Hindi movie adaptation of the character of Byomkesh Bakshy. Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput played the role of Byomkesh Bakshy in the movie.

Yash Raj Films produced the first Hindi movie adaptation of Byomkesh Bakshy. It was directed by Dibaker Banerjee and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput played the titular role while Anand Tiwari played Ajit. The movie was set during the period of World War II and it’s not based on any particular Byomkesh Bakshi story. The movie also featured Divya Menon, Neeraj Kabi, and famous Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee. The movie was appreciated a lot for the set pieces, cinematography, and performances of the actors but most of the audience found it lacked the soul of Byomkesh Bakshi.

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