The Bengali Detective

Official Trailer

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Film Synopsis

The secrets of Kolkata are revealed by overweight dance obsessed intrepid detective Rajesh Ji. Mixing dance and hit songs with the harsh lives of clients, this original feature documentary provides an unprecedented look at modern India through the prism of crime.

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Full Frame, Hot Docs and more…

The Bengali Detective will screen at different festivals in April and May. For screening information, please click the links below:

- Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles - April 12-17,2011
- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - April 14-17, 2011.
- Los Angeles Asian Film Festival - April 30, 2011
- Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival  - April 14 - May 5, 2011
- Independent Film Festival Boston - April 27 - May 4, 2011
- HotDocs (Canada) - April 28 - May 8, 2011 
- New York Indian Film Festival - May 4-8, 2011 
- Seattle International Film Festival - May 19-June 12, 2011 

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In the news…

IFFLA Diary 2011: The BengaliDetective - Dear Cinema

The Bengali Detective to screen at Hot Docs - Dear Cinema

Recap from Berlin -

Could the new documentary, The Bengali Detective, be transformed into the next Slumdog Millionaire? - BBC
A Detection that clicked - Bangalore Mirror

The Bengali Detective at the Sundance Film Festival site.
Exciting news from Sundance! Fox Searchlight acquires worldwide remake rights:

Specialty Arm Acquires Worldwide Remake Rights - Official Press Release
Fox Searchlight on a tear in Sundance - Variety
Fox Searchlight gets right to remake The Bengali Detective - First Showing

Sundance Review: ‘Bengali Detective’ an entertaining documentary about a dazzling private eye. - Hollywood Reporter
Sundance Review “The Bengali Detective”  - Reuters
Bengali Detective Lined Up for Remake - ScreenDaily 

Meet the artists: Phil Cox

Reviews from Screen Daily

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Native Voice Films

Native Voice Films is a collective of independent filmmakers, all with a variety of expertise in languages and production skills besides pure cutting edge filmmaking talent! They are based in London and you can visit their site at

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- Rajesh the Boss- Sen the Tail- Mou the Choreographer- Rana Spy Camera- Naag Surveillance- Bikash Legals- The Great Detective Biryiani- Anjan the Raider 


- Rajesh the Boss
- Sen the Tail
- Mou the Choreographer
- Rana Spy Camera
- Naag Surveillance
- Bikash Legals
- The Great Detective Biryiani
- Anjan the Raider 

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The Crew: 
Director: Philip CoxExecutive Producer: Angus Aynsley, Karol Martesko-Fenster, Gernot Schaffler, Thomas BrunnerProducer: Giovanna Stopponi, Annie Sundberg, Himesh KarAssociate Producer: Sounak ChakravortyCinematographer: Lisa Cazzato-VieyraEditor: Taimur Khan, Tom HemmingsMusic: Dennis Wheatley

The Crew: 

Director: Philip Cox
Executive Producer: Angus Aynsley, Karol Martesko-Fenster, Gernot Schaffler, Thomas Brunner
Producer: Giovanna Stopponi, Annie Sundberg, Himesh Kar
Associate Producer: Sounak Chakravorty
Cinematographer: Lisa Cazzato-Vieyra
Editor: Taimur Khan, Tom Hemmings
Music: Dennis Wheatley

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US Publicist - Nancy Willen -

To download our press kit click here, for other inquiries please contact

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Native Voice team in Kolkata, India

Native Voice team in Kolkata, India

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