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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.

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