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The struggle is to find ideas that travel, writes Sulemani Keeda director

9 December 2014 11:14 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Amit V Masurkar, writer-director, Sulemani Keeda

In Bollywood screenplays are narrated, not read and I was in one such story pitching session at a studio when I spied on a list of names on the white board. The names were unknown but the surnames had a ring to them. Upon enquiring, I found out that they were children of famous actors who were in their teens and would be ready to be launched in a couple of years. The studio was maintaining a database of these young starlets and was hoping to be first in the race to sign them as soon as they got rid of their baby fat. That’s the day I made up my mind to never depend on this feudal system for my break.

I come from a middle class family in Mahim- an area of Mumbai which saw a lot of violence during the »

- Amit V Masurkar

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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Teaser: It's All Blood And Fire

7 December 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Dibakar Banerjee returns to the director's chair after the critically acclaimed Shanghai with a brand new adaptation of the works of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.Byomkesh Bakshy is a legendary Indian literary character, a detective on par and very much influenced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Like Holmes, Bakshy has also been adapted to the screen, both big and small, numerous times with at least nine feature adaptations by Bengali filmmakers like Satyajit Ray (Chiriyakhana) and Rituparno Ghosh (whose final film was Baskhy story Satyanweshi and starred fellow Bengali filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh as Bakshy), as well as TV serials and other appearances. With a wealth of stories, 32 written by Bandyapadhyay between 1932 and 1970, Bakshy is a gift that keeps on giving...

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Open Air, Excel climb Three Storeys

23 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Priya Sreedharan’s start-up production outfit Open Air Films is partnering with Excel Entertainment on romantic drama Three Storeys.

Directed by newcomer Arjun Mukherjee from a script by Althea Delmas, the film tells three interweaving love stories set in a chawl (tenement building), where dozens of families live cheek-by-jowl. Delmas was previously a co-writer on Happy New Year.

“Its about the decisions we make in life and the consequences of those decisions on our relationships,” Sreedharan said. Excel is backing the film, which is scheduled to start shooting in January 2015.

Open Air is also producing Hitesh Bhatia’s Char Log Kya Kahenge, selected for this year’s Nfdc Screenwriters Lab. Sreedharan is close to signing with an Indian studio for the film.

The company’s debut slate also includes Ladakhi drama Chuskit, based on a true story about a disabled girl who overcomes huge obstacles to attend school. Written and to be directed by Priya Ramasubban »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Unravelling the mystery of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy actress Swastika Mukherjee

15 November 2014 3:33 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Some minor celebrities tend to court controversy wherever they go and whatever they do.Rahul Mahajan is controversy's favourite child. Swastika Mukherjee, until recently, unknowninHindi cinema, has ensured she is a recognizable name inMumbai before her first Hindi film Dibakar Bannerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy hits the screen. Lately, nabbed for shop-lifting in Singapore, Swastika has made news from the time she entered the Bengali film industry in Hemanter Pakhi. That's when she first met ParambrataChatterjee. During the shooting of Brake Fail, she fell in love with Parmbrata (Vidya Balan's silent admirer in Kahaani). In spite of the fact that she was married to singer Pramit Sen,Swastika painted Kolkata purple with Parambrata. The tumultuous affair endedsuddenly when Swastika's husband filed acase againstParambrata for criminal adultery. Apparently, Parambrata called off the relationship through an email written to the actress. Swastika has been closely linked with various other men including »

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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy actress caught shoplifting in Singapore

3 November 2014 9:04 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Swastika Mukherjee, who is making her Bollywood debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, has been accused of shoplifting.

The actress was caught by security cameras while tucking in a pair of gold earrings into her handbag at a top jewellery showroom in Singapore.

Swastika is in Singapore to attend Bengali film festival, Darpan. The incident has left prominent members of the Bengali film industry red-faced, most of whom are attending the festival there.

The theft was reported Saturday after the actress had gone shopping for jewellery along with her friend, Bengali film director Sumon Mukopadhyay. The CCTV cameras caught her picking up a pair of gold earring and putting it in her bag. She didn't pay for the earrings at the cash counter.

Though Swastika claimed to have receipts for all her purchases, she hasn't been able to produce a receipt for the gold earrings. »

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Yrf Mystery Revealed: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy teaser – Expect the Unexpected!

20 October 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

We recently showed you three clues about something unexpected from Yrf and now we have learned that they all have been leading up to the first teaser of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, the film set to hit theaters on February 13th, 2015 was Directed and Produced by Dibakar Banerjee

Check out the teaser but be sure to expect the unexpected! A War… A Mystery… A Detective…

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In a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940’s, the film follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. It’s his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction.

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Sushant's Byomkesh Bakshi teaser to release with Shahrukh Khan's Happy New Year

14 October 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Audiences will get a sneak-peak of the teaser trailer of Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshi while they visit cinemas to watch Shahrukh Khan's Happy New Year this Diwali. Interestingly, Yash Raj Films is distributing Srk's Happy New Year and producing Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Detective Byomkesh Bakshi. Hence, it was decided to attach the teaser trailer of one of their most promising films alongside. As per the insiders, it is an interesting trailer about the fir »

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Sushant Singh Rajput starts prepping for Paani goes from 1940s to 2050

30 August 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

For Sushant Singh Rajput, it is time for leap of generations that could fracture any actor's performing abilities. But Sushant, who with just three films, has prepared a roster of character-portraits rather than star-vehicles for his career, is all set to make a 110-year journey in the course of two films. While in Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Sushant Singh Rajput plays a detective in Kolkata in the 1940s, in Shekhar Kapoor's Paani, he is cast as a ghetto-boy from Mumbai in the year 2050. The cultural and chronological leap is tremendous. And Sushant is revelling in every bit of the challenge. Says Sushant, "I'm ready to make a 110-year leap from my last film to the next. In Detective Byomkesh Bakshy though, I had to go back in time to the 1940s, I had solid reference points. I watched a lot of films from that era. Then of course, »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Sooraj-Aathiyas Hero to open on Valentines Day

23 July 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Nikhil Advani's remake of Hero just got more romantic. And with reason! Producer Salman Khan and director Nikhil Advani want to release their love story introducing Suniel Shetty's daughter and Aditya Pancholi - Zarina Wahab's son on Valentine's day. To add to the romance quotient, the unit of Nikhil Advani's Hero took off to the virgin locales of Romania for eight days to shoot an ultra-romantic song. Says a source from the core crew, "Nikhil wanted to originally shoot the song in Paris. But of late, there has been too much of Paris in Bollywood. Queen was shot there and we hear Sai Kabir is shooting his next film there. So the novelty value is lost. The location where the song was shot in Romania has never been seen in any film from any part of the world." Only the film's climax which is to be shot in Mumbai, »

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Titli’

31 May 2014 12:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The rising profile of Indian indies on the international scene receives another boost with Kanu Behl’s grittily impressive noir debut, “Titli.” Set within the claustrophobic confines of a criminal family in a downtrodden section of Delhi, the film plunges into this pitiless milieu with headstrong assurance, presenting a paternalistic world where corruption seeps into people’s pores and women need backbones of steel to survive. Behl coaxes standout perfs from the largely non-pro cast and captures the volatility of a society where violence lies uneasily just below the surface, making for a strong fest item that deserves active VOD promotion.

If the recent horrific rapes reported from India have taken much of the globe by surprise, “Titli” seems to be saying, “Look, let me show you where this comes from.” Behl and co-scripter Sharat Katariya make no apologies; nor do they create one-dimensional monsters: They depict a dog-eat-dog culture »

- Jay Weissberg

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India’s Kanu Behl and Dibakar Banerjee Explain ‘Titli’ Challenges

20 May 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Presented this week in Un Certain Regard, Kanu Behl’s “Titli” is a gritty drama that is both contemporary Indian fiction and also very documentary in style.

The first feature by Kanu Behl, it draws on his extensive film-making experience and the expanding script-workshop and project market scene in India.

The story follows a young man named “Titli” – or “Butterfly” — in a family of crooks. He is married off to a woman in order to help the male-dominated family out of its financial crisis. But however much he tries to fly away from his mean and violent surroundings, Titli and his wife are drawn further back into the cesspit.

“I tried to use a documentary style when we began and made the film using a lot of non-actors. I didn’t want it to feel like fiction,” says Behl, who hails from a film dynasty and attended the Satyajit Ray Film School in Calcutta, »

- Patrick Frater

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In Pictures: On-Location with Detective Byomkesh Bakshi

14 May 2014 12:24 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In production now is Yrf’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, directed by Dibakar Banerjee and starring Sushant Singh Rajput. Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940’s. The film follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. It’s his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction. The film hits theaters on February 13, 2015!

Check out these shots on location at a factory scene at a mill in Byculla.

In Pictures: On-Location with Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is a post from: BollySpice

The post In Pictures: On-Location with Detective Byomkesh Bakshi appeared first on BollySpice. »

- Trupti Kantilal

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Titli selected for Cannes International Film Festival

13 May 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The extremely talented team of Titli – Director Kanu Behl along with Producer Dibakar Banerjee and International Sales Consultant Guneet Monga celebrated Titli’s official selection in the Un Certain Regard section of this year’s Cannes International Film Festival with the media today at Yrf Studios.

While celebrating Titli’s successful selection at Cannes, both Kanu Behl and Dibakar Banerjee spoke about the special journey of the exceptional film and Guneet Monga shared her excitement of taking the film out internationally.

Truly a proud moment for Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions and a fantastic way forward for Indian cinema globally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GseAIMlyvI

In the badlands of Delhi’s dystopic underbelly, Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business. His struggle to do so is countered at each stage by his indignant brothers, who »

- Stacey Yount

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WestEnd boards Titli

21 April 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

London-based sales company takes on Kanu Behl’s Un Certain Regard selection.

WestEnd Films has boarded Kanu Behl‘s Titli ahead of its launch during Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

Tiltl is co-produced by Yash Raj Films and cult Indian producer/director Dibakar Banerjee‘s production house Dbp.

The cast features Ranveer Shorey, Amit Sial, Lalit Behl, Shivani Raghuvanshi and newcomer Shashank Arora.

The story is about a young man trying to escape the violent family business in Delhi’s underbelly.

Fabien Westerhoff, head of sales at WestEnd Films, said: “Titli is the kind of punch-in-the-gut movie that stays with you long after the credits have rolled.

“The tension builds up from the first scenes and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats worldwide. Following the success of The Lunchbox, there is an exciting new frontier of Indian filmmakers, and Kanu is an incredible new voice, ready to burst out onto the international scene”.

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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WestEnd boards Tilti

21 April 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

London based sales company takes on Kanu Behl’s Un Certain Regard selection.

WestEnd Films has boarded Kanu Behl‘s Tilti ahead of its launch during Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

Tiltl is co-produced by Yash Raj Films and cult Indian producer/director Dibakar Banerjee‘s production house Dbp.

The cast features Ranveer Shorey, Amit Sial, Lalit Behl, Shivani Raghuvanshi and newcomer Shashank Arora.

The story is about a young man trying to escape the violent family business in Delhi’s underbelly.

Fabien Westerhoff, Head of Sales WestEnd Films, said: “Titli is the kind of punch-in-the-gut movie that stays with you long after the credits have rolled. The tension builds up from the first scenes and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats worldwide. Following the success of The Lunchbox, there is an exciting new frontier of Indian filmmakers, and Kanu is an incredible new voice, ready to burst out onto the international scene”.

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Yash Raj Films hits it big with two movies selections in Cannes

18 April 2014 10:22 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, April 19: Yash Raj films' Nicole Kidman starrer 'Grace of Monaco' will be opening the Cannes festival while directed 'Titli' is in the running for the prestigious Camera D'Or award.

'Titli' coming from the stables of Dibakar Bannerjee's Dibakar Banerjee Productions will be screened at the Un Certain Regard section, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

The film is the only Indian movie selected for competition at Cannes this year. (Ani) »

- Lohit Reddy

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'Titli' will put Indian cinema on global map: Guneet Monga

18 April 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, April 18: Kanu Behl's "Titli", which has been chosen for screening at the Un Certain Regard section of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, is one of the "strongest" films capable of putting Indian cinema on the global map, says producer Guneet Monga.

"I am delighted with the news. Kanu has made 'Titli' into one of the strongest films out of India that will truly put India on the global map. I am glad to be a small part of a truly amazing journey for this outstanding film," Monga told Ians.

Backed by Yash Raj Films (Yrf) and produced by Dibakar Banerjee, "Titli" revolves around the volatile relationship between. »

- Lohit Reddy

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'Titli' makers excited about Cannes selection

18 April 2014 2:13 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, April 18: The makers of "Titli" - director Kanu Behl and co-producer Dibakar Banerjee - are confident that the "difficult and exciting" journey of bringing "Titli" to life will bear fruit for them when it is screened at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival next month.

The movie, about the badlands of Delhi's dystopic underbelly, will be in competition as part of the Un Certain Regard section of the 67th Cannes film gala, to be held May 14-25.

Talking about the film, Behl said "'Titli' is a film about family, roots and the ghosts within our most intimate relationships. It's an extremely personal film.. »

- Meeta Kabra

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Cannes: WestEnd Films Boards Un Certain Regard Entry ‘Titli’

17 April 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — London-based international sales and finance outfit WestEnd Films has scooped up rights to Kanu Behl’s “Titli,” which plays as part of Cannes official selection in Un Certain Regard. Behl will be a contender for the Camera d’Or, the award for feature directing debut.

The film is co-produced by Yash Raj Films, one of the leading players in the Indian film industry, and Dbp, the production house of cult Indian producer-director Dibakar Banerjee, who produces.

The deal was led by Guneet Monga, best known as the producer of Hindi-language films such as “The Lunchbox,” “Shaitan” and “Gangs of Wasseypur.”

The movie stars Ranveer Shorey, Amit Sial, Lalit Behl and Shivani Raghuvanshi, and introduces Shashank Arora.

Set in Delhi’s underbelly, the pic centers on Titli, the youngest member of a violent carjacking brotherhood, who plots to escape the “family” business.

” ‘Titli’ is the kind of punch-in-the-gut movie that »

- Leo Barraclough

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Sabyasachis assistant to play Sushants wife in Detective Byomkesh Bakshi

17 April 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After gaining popularity on small screen, Sushant Singh seems to be climbing the ladder of success in Bollywood quite quickly. The actor has bagged some meaty projects this year including Yrf and Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. While he will be reprising the title role of Byomkesh, the details of the rest of the cast were being kept under wraps. Now, we hear that the assistant of popular designer Sabyasachi, Divya Menon, will be making her debut as an actress in this film. She has apparently been roped in to play the role of Byomkesh's wife. Adapted from a novel, this period film based in Kolkata will trace the journey of this young lad turning into a famous sleuth. Directed by Dibakar, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is slated to release on February 13, 2015. »

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