Dibakar Banerjee


No Anupam Kher, Filmmakers Returning National Awards In Protest Are Not 'Farzi'

Kher, over the past months, has made no bones about which political narrative in the country he endorses. Fair enough. Like is the order of the day, he has also taken to Twitter to air his opinions and critiques. Again, quite fair. So, no content of his Twitter timeline seems particularly unlike him or unbecoming of a personality of his stature -- a steady stream of criticism against the critics of the present government, interpsersed with articles on his new films, on DDLJ and his TV shows. Except for what seems like his endorsement of dismissive, disrespectful and trifling hashtags like #YoAwardeesSoFar

Byomkesh--What's Pace Got To Do With It?

And if you think you knew who committed the murder before Byomkesh did, it's because Dibakar meant you to. How else would the characterisation of the young detective muddling through his first case be complete? As another friend who enjoyed the film said to me recently, 'the best detective stories are not whodunits but howdunits.'