April 2: Premiere of “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!”
Launches the Buzz at BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto 2015
By A Correspondent
The Excitement Is Here Again! The BMO International Film Festival of South Asia [IFFSA] - Toronto launches its BUZZ EVENTS with a blockbuster premiere of Dibakar Banerjee Productions’ “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!” (DBB) presented by India’s premier film studio Yash Raj Films (YRF) at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park Cinemas in Mississauga. Film screening will be followed by an after party at 9:00pm.
Based on the detective Byomkesh Bakshi, created by Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!” is set in 1943, Second World War torn Calcutta. Protagonist Byomkesh, played by actor Sushant Singh Rajput, is fresh out of college and takes on his first adventure as a detective against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.
“Real people are villains here. People you and I could know easily in our ordinary lives. Yet these very ordinary, real people, unknown to us, are planning something horribly twisted. And Byomkesh’s mind runs faster than light and cuts sharper than a Teflon razor to bring these diabolical criminal to justice”, stated Dibakar Banerjee, Director and Producer of DBB.
Director Dibakar Banerjee is most known for films “Khosla Ka Ghosla” (2006) and “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” (2008).
“We are very excited about the start of our relationship with YRF, and the opportunity to present some great movies to audiences in North America”, stated Sunny Gill, Founder | President of BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto.
The DBB film premiere is just the beginning of a festival of fun and entertainment. BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto 2015 is going to be even bigger and better with more than 60 films in over 11 languages, and over 30 unique events for the public. The festival launches in April and runs from May 14-18, 2015. Visit www.iffsatoronto.com or FB/IFFSA for all latest information about the festival.
Expect the unexpected!
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About BMO IFFSA | PIFF : BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto 2015 is the biggest South Asian Film Festival in North America. This ten day extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, documentaries, and short films from around the world, on themes of South Asian cultures and identities. The festival also features concerts, gala events, film parties, seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.
About Yash Raj Films: Yash Raj Films (YRF) was founded in 1970 by the Late Yash Chopra, a Veteran of the Indian Film Industry. The only privately held Studio in India, YRF is a 45 + year old conglomerate and a vertically integrated Studio in every sense, controlling almost every part of the value chain from Production to Post Production, Domestic and International Distribution to Music Studios, New Media, Licensing & Merchandising and so on. YRF Studios is a state of the art studio that house shooting stages, sound studios and its corporate HQ in the heart of Mumbai.