You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

eOne nabs ‘Bengali Detective’

Docu preemed at Sundance fest

TORONTO — Entertainment One has nabbed international distribution rights for Philip Cox’s “The Bengali Detective,” it was announced Tuesday.

Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide remake rights to the docu following its world preem at Sundance last week.

Shot in Kolkata, pic follows real-life sleuth Rajesh Jr. and his associates as they investigate petty crimes and brutal murders and, during their off hours, form a dance troupe that hopes to compete in a national talent show.

” ‘The Bengali Detective’ has every element we love in a documentary: a view into a fascinating world, a captivating lead subject, humor, warmth and suspense,” said eOne Films Intl. exec VP Charlotte Mickie. “The movie gives us an astonishing window into the reality of Kolkata today and its wonderfully exuberant and resilient people.”

“The Bengali Detective” was produced by Giovanna Stopponi (“Coming to America”), Annie Sundberg (“Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”) and Himesh Kar (“Man on Wire”) and exec-produced by Angus Aynsley (“Waste Land”), Karol Martesko-Fenster (“Sing Your Song”), Gernot Schaffler, Thomas Brunner and Jon Thompson.

More Film

  • Guillermo del Toro To Open Cinema

    Guillermo del Toro to Open Cinema Named after Him at Guadalajara Fest (EXCLUSIVE)

    TORONTO — Entertainment One has nabbed international distribution rights for Philip Cox’s “The Bengali Detective,” it was announced Tuesday. Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide remake rights to the docu following its world preem at Sundance last week. Shot in Kolkata, pic follows real-life sleuth Rajesh Jr. and his associates as they investigate petty crimes and brutal […]

  • 'Lemonade' Review: A Quietly Seething Romanian

    Berlin Film Review: 'Lemonade'

    TORONTO — Entertainment One has nabbed international distribution rights for Philip Cox’s “The Bengali Detective,” it was announced Tuesday. Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide remake rights to the docu following its world preem at Sundance last week. Shot in Kolkata, pic follows real-life sleuth Rajesh Jr. and his associates as they investigate petty crimes and brutal […]

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    TORONTO — Entertainment One has nabbed international distribution rights for Philip Cox’s “The Bengali Detective,” it was announced Tuesday. Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide remake rights to the docu following its world preem at Sundance last week. Shot in Kolkata, pic follows real-life sleuth Rajesh Jr. and his associates as they investigate petty crimes and brutal […]

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji Darkest Hour Makeup artist

    'Darkest Hour,' 'American Horror Story' Lead Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Winners

    TORONTO — Entertainment One has nabbed international distribution rights for Philip Cox’s “The Bengali Detective,” it was announced Tuesday. Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide remake rights to the docu following its world preem at Sundance last week. Shot in Kolkata, pic follows real-life sleuth Rajesh Jr. and his associates as they investigate petty crimes and brutal […]

  • Isle of Dogs

    The 10 Best Films of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

    TORONTO — Entertainment One has nabbed international distribution rights for Philip Cox’s “The Bengali Detective,” it was announced Tuesday. Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide remake rights to the docu following its world preem at Sundance last week. Shot in Kolkata, pic follows real-life sleuth Rajesh Jr. and his associates as they investigate petty crimes and brutal […]

  • Indian Actress Sridevi Kapoor Arrives For

    Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54

    TORONTO — Entertainment One has nabbed international distribution rights for Philip Cox’s “The Bengali Detective,” it was announced Tuesday. Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide remake rights to the docu following its world preem at Sundance last week. Shot in Kolkata, pic follows real-life sleuth Rajesh Jr. and his associates as they investigate petty crimes and brutal […]

  • NMHC Impact Awards

    Aubrey Plaza, NHMC President Call Out Under-Representation of Latinos at Impact Awards

    TORONTO — Entertainment One has nabbed international distribution rights for Philip Cox’s “The Bengali Detective,” it was announced Tuesday. Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide remake rights to the docu following its world preem at Sundance last week. Shot in Kolkata, pic follows real-life sleuth Rajesh Jr. and his associates as they investigate petty crimes and brutal […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content