Anjan Dutta's Adim Ripu (Bengali, 2009) first of a Byomkesh Bakshi trilogy to be followed by Chitrachor

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Byomkesh Bakshi lost both his parents at age 17. His subsequent successful academic career was entirely sponsored by his own merit earning him scholarships.

Subsequently, he became a "Satyanbeshi" (truth seeker) by his own definition, since "Private Investigator" did not convey his passion for solving crime mysteries quite correctly.

Legendary Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay created one of the first world-class Bengali detective story series around the quintessential Bengali investigator Byomkesh Bakshi and his friend Ajit.

Adim Ripu is one of the most intriguing, complex and fascinating crime stories ever.  Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter-Director Anjan Dutta has taken up the challenge to adapt the story for the silver screen.

Adim Ripu, the film, is actually the first of a planned Satyanbeshi Byomkesh Bakshi movie trilogy directed by Anjan Dutta . The next film in the trilogy will be CHITROCHOR.

The story Adim Ripu starts off with local goon Bantul Sardar offering firearms left behind by departed American WW-II soldiers to Byomkesh and Ajit in their Harrison Road, Kolkata residence. Sardar's departure is quickly followed by the arrival of Miss Nanibala Roy, who either has too much testosterone or is a lady of alternative lifestyle. Ms Roy has an adopted son Prabhat Roy, who is also the foster-son of rich businessman Anadi Halder. Halder being single lets Ms Nanibala Roy manage his household.

Halder has two nephews Nimai and Nitai who obviously have ill feelings towards Prabhat in the context of inheritance of Halder's riches. Additionally, Halder had recently blocked Prabhat from marrying a girl he likes, and it is suspected Nimai and Nitai have something to do with this.

Ms Nanibala Roy is apprehensive about her adopted son's safety.

Anadi Halder is murdered, and the story takes a fascinating turn with an extremely surprising ending!

Byomkesh Bakshi is played by Abir Chatterjee, with Ushashi Chakrabarty playing his wife Satyavati. Saswata Chatterjee is playing Ajit, with popular Bengali actress Ananya Chatterjee and others supporting the lead cast.

Anjan Dutta is shooting the film in black and white to try to preserve the post-World War II and pre-Independence period setting of the story.

Adim Ripu is scheduled for a December 2009 release.

- Washington Bangla Radio movie news

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