Director Dibakar Banerjee, whose sleuth film “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy” which was a let-down at box office earlier this year, on Saturday confirmed he is working on a sequel.
At the Master Class session of 17th Jio MAMI Fesival, Banerjee said: “Well, this is true I am doing the sequel soon. Because I feel the first instalment of ‘Byomkesh..’ is successful in terms of idea, art and creativity to make a new genre of cinema making, but commercial result was not successful. So I want to make another film.”
As a film maker, Dibakar is known for “Khosla Ka Ghosla”, “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!”, both of which won National Film Awards. Talking about the making of the Byomkesh sequel, he said: “I had always planned to make a series of films based on the stories of Saradindu Bandopadhyay. I thought of making a movie in between the sequels which could earn commercial success, post that I will concentrate on the sequel.”
Sushant Singh Rajput who played the dhoti-clad Bengali detective went all-out to bring to life the character and was critically acclaimed for his performance.
Produced by Banerjee and Aditya Chopra, film was based on the fictional detective created byBandyopadhyay. The film also starred Anand Tiwari and Swastika Mukherjee in principal roles.