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The Bengali Detective

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The Bengali Detective

Synopsis

The secrets of Kolkata is revealed by overweight, dance-obsessed, intrepid detective Rajesh Ji. Mixing dance and hit songs with the harsh lives of clients, this originally styled feature documentary provides an entertaining yet poignant look at modern India through the prism of crime.

What happens when a population loses trust in its police and authorities? There is a new phenomenon happening in India today - the boom of the private detective. Poisonings, adultery, fraud and the occasional murder - such are the day to day investigations of Kolkata's Bengali Detective - Rajesh Ji.
 
This film follows the intrepid detective and his motley band of helpers on raids and investigations as they enter the hidden lives of clients, victims and perpetrators. Yet on his off hours, Rajesh indulges his inner dance fanatic as he harbors a dream of becoming an international star - whilst trying to look after his desperately sick wife and small son.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
HDCAM
Director
Phil Cox
Producer
Philip Cox, Himesh Kar, Giovanna Stopponi, Anne Sundberg
Executive Producer
Angus Aynsley, Thomas Brunner, Gernot Schaffler, Jon Thompson
Editor
Taimur Khan, Tom Hemmings
Director of Photography
Lisa Cazzato-Vieyra
Sound
Philip Cox
Music
Dennis Wheatley

Production Company

Almega Projects
6 Newburgh St
London W1F 7RQ
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7479 7410
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7287 4628
http://www.almegaprojects.net
info@almegaprojects.net

Native Voice Films
71 Regents Studios
8 Andrews Road
London
E8 4QN
UK
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7504 8148
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7241 6650
http://www.nativevoicefilms.com
info@nativevoicefilms.com

Sales
Company

E1 Entertainment
175 Bloor Street East
Suite 1400
Toronto
ON M4W 3R8
Canada
Tel: +1 416 646 2400
Fax: +1 416 646 2399
http://www.e1ent.com
jsadofsky@e1ent.com