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Parambrata Chatterjee will be the latest Byomkesh Bakshi


Chatterjee will play the iconic Bengali detective for the first time in Sayantan Ghosal's film. Rudranil Ghosh will play Ajit, Byomkesh's constant companion and sounding board on all his cases.

Roushni Sarkar

Parambrata Chatterjee will be seen playing the popular Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi for the first time in Sayantan Ghoshal’s upcoming directorial venture based on author Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s story Magnamainak from the iconic series.

The screenplay for the film will be written by actor-filmmaker Anjan Dutt while Rudranil Ghosh will play Ajit, Byomkesh's constant companion and sounding board on all his cases.

While Abir Chatterjee has been featured as the Bengali sleuth in both Dutt and Arindam Sil’s films, Jisshu Sengupta has played the character in Dutt’s Byomkesh O Chiriakhana (2016) and Byomkesh O Agniban (2017).

Chatterjee, thrilled with the new project, told The Times of India newspaper, “I have seen the two major franchises. While Arindam-da’s was brilliantly shot, Anjan-da’s captured the human essence of Byomkesh. He dealt with the mystery hidden in humans and showed the victory of good over evil.”

Ghosal has directed Chatterjee earlier in Jawker Dhan (2017) and its upcoming sequel, Sagardwiper Jawker Dhan (2019). According to Chatterjee, who also directs films once in a while, “With Anjan-da writing the screenplay and Sayantan directing, I feel the combination is going to be very interesting. Working with Rudranil is the icing on the cake, as we go back around 18 years and have fought and bonded for so long.”

The film's background score will be done by Neel Dutt. For him, Byomkesh is about the search for truth in a dark world and the music is always in sync with the story. “I am yet to have a music sitting, but work is on,” confirmed the composer.

Ghosal will begin shooting the film from the end of July. It is slated for release during the Puja this year.