India’s answer to Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, Byomkesh Bakshi is the ultimate seeker of truth, or “Satyanweshi”. First appearing in print in 1932, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s football-loving, tea-guzzling mastermind from Bengal was manifested on screen by Rajit Kapoor in Basu Chatterjee’s highly acclaimed 1993 adaptation.
Feeling inquisitive this weekend? Bring out the popcorn and run a marathon with this beloved series:
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