Saswata Chatterjee, Ritwick Chakraborty, and Rahul Banerjee, the main cast of Ebar Shabor, have all portrayed the character of Ajit in Byomkesh Bakshi films.
Bengali crime thrillers have fortunately had a rather rich legacy. With works of noted authors like Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Saradindu Bandopadhyay, Satyajit Ray or even Sunil Gangopadhyay being continually adapted for screenplay, the Bengali film industry has had a lot to gain over the years.
With gritty narratives, layered characters and nail-biting plot twists, Bengali crime thrillers have recently undergone a makeover from the more languid days of a Byomkesh Bakshi or even a Kakababu. With Srijit Mukherjee’s Baishe Srabon (2011) pretty much kickstarting the second innings of snazzy thrillers, filmmakers like Arindam Sil (Ebar Shabor) or more recently, Birsa Dasgupta (Mukhosh) have taken up the mantle and ensured audiences are treated with edge-of-the-seat films.
So if you have always found yourself enamoured by Bengali crime thrillers, you need to test your knowledge to find exactly where you stand.
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