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 famous truth seeker. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy will release in cinemas worldwide on 12 December 2014.

"We are rebooting Byomkesh. Right back to his first ever case. We could have called this Byomkesh Begins. Everything else from now on will follow us," Dibakar said about his co-production venture with the YRF.

Dibakar's film is a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940's and follows the first adventure of Byomkesh, fresh out of college, as he puts himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.

This is the first in a series that will feature Bengali bestseller writer Saradindu Banerjee's most famous creation and India's widest read and best known detective character for the first time in a Hindi feature.

"Sushant Singh Rajput has that dormant volcano thing about him that is just right for my Byomkesh. He looks so quiet, so self-absorbed and withdrawn - till you challenge him. Then he explodes and becomes the most dangerous man in the world - at least for the criminals,” Dibakar said.

The director plans to start shooting the period thriller from January 2014.

Courtesy: Mid-day

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