Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'s new poster was launched at Kolkata as a tribute to World War II air-raid in the war-torn history of Kolkata. Sushant Singh Rajput along with his director Dibakar Banerjee launched the new poster.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is a detective film based on Saradindu Bandyopadhyay's well-known and successful fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshy.
While addressing the media, director Dibakar said, "In late 1942 early 1943, Calcutta was the last frontier of the British Empire, holding out against the Japanese invasion of Asia. As Jap bombs were falling on Calcutta dockyard and around The Great Eastern Hotel, history was being created and Calcutta stepped on to the world stage."
He also added, "It's right here that Byomkesh's first adventure catapulted him from anonymity to dangerous fame. I can't imagine a more fitting place to launch the first look of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! than this hotel - which right on this day in 1942, would be full of chaos and mayhem as bombs fell arXXound it, right here - seventy years ago - with Byomkesh probably on the hunt for a murderer not far away!"
The film releases on April 10, 2015.