Directed by Joydeep Mukherjee, SVF’s Bengali period Tagore adaptation ‘Detective’, starring Anirban Bhattacharya, is slated to release on Hoichoi on August 14.
The film, produced by Shree Venkatesh Films (SVF), is adapted from Rabindranath Tagore’s short story, ‘The Detective’. Tired of solving easy and boring cases, ambitious detective Mahimchandra comes across the suspicious activities of a hot-blooded college student Manmatha.
Driven by his hunger for solving crimes and caught in his own suspicions about Manmatha, Mahimchandra attempts to befriend him to extract more information and decipher the criminal revolutionary activities he is into. However, when Mahimchandra goes too far in unmasking the true intentions of Manmatha, he finds himself living a life of deceit, entangled in a mess of truths and lies.
The film is a period story and is set in Imperial Bengal. The story ends on a terrific note with a showdown and a never-to-expect grand reveal. This film will mark the debut of SVF’s direct to OTT release.
The film casts eminent Bengali actor Anirban Bhattacharya in the role of Mahimchandra, the protagonist of the film, Ishaa Saha as Sudhamukhi, his suspicious wife and Shaheb Bhattacharjee as Manmatha, the hot-blooded student activist. The film also stars other actors like Ambarish Bhattacharya as the detective’s sidekick and Trina Saha as a widow.
Laced with humour, the conversations between Mahimchandra and his sidekick in ‘Detective’ will take the film away from having a generic detective solemnity and will inject a certain comic freshness.
The background score of ‘Detective’ has been created by Joy Sarkar and songs of Tagore has been incorporated in various sections of the film.
Check out the official Trailer here: