Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is a cinematic delight that deserves a sustained run in the multiplexes.
The primary point of interest was inevitably focussed on how each filmmaker would interpret the medium that has defined Indian popular culture for a hundred years.
Several filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, have returned their National Awards in solidarity with the FTII students and against growing intolerance in the country. Sharmila Tagore also finds it offensive to label audiences as educated or uneducated, Indian or non-Indian
National Award-winning artists like Dibakar Banerjee are returning their government awards and honours to protest impediments to freedom of speech and expression. But Shah Rukh said: "The country is becoming increasingly intolerant. Respect those who returned government awards, but (I) won't return mine"
"I am very hurt that my film has got involved in this controversy. Dibakar has no right to return the award because this award is not his. It is given for the film that includes everyone - actors and the producer. How can he return the award," said Savita
A group of 10 filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, announced on October 29 that they would return their national awards to protest against the "threat to diversity and freedom of speech."
Dibakar Banerjee, producer of Kanu Behl's debut film (as director), Titli, said that the latter told him that people thought that he is "very selfish". "People don't like that you are on your own. They think, 'Dibakar kaam se matlab rakhta hai aur kuch nahi'."
Dibakar Banerjee said that he tried to draw the country's attention by returning his National Award. "I returned my National Award to draw the country's attention that includes the citizens and the government. Institutes like FTII need to be kept away from politically motivated placements in their governing bodies," Dibakar told NDTV.
Filmmakers Dibakar Banerjee and Tigmanshu Dhulia presented Shekhar Kapur's 1994 movie Bandit Queen as part of the film companion 'Director's Choice' segment on Day 3 of the Mumbai Film Festival. Tigmanshu, who was the casting director of the film, shared some interesting memories while screening the film. The festival was high on glamour quotient with the presence of stars like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Huma Qureshi.
December 2014 is all set to be newbie Sushant Singh Rajput's month as his next, Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshi releases on December 12 and P K in which he stars with Aamir Khan on Christmas. The first look of Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is out and it seems like good times are ahead for Sushant.
We spotted Sonakshi Sinha and Ayushmann Khurrana at a scholarship programme in Mumbai on February 2. Sonakshi looked pretty in a beige dress while Ayushmann suited up.
Actor Aamir Khan led the celebrity bandwagon at the special screening of Margarita, With a Straw in Mumbai on April 8
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are busy promoting their upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Both the actors were seen on one such call-of-duty in Mumbai.
Bombay Talkies directos Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee were at the NDTV studio to talk about the making of the movie that celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema.