Film still from <em>The Bengali Detective</em>. Image courtesy of The British Film Council

Film still from The Bengali Detective. Image courtesy of The British Film Council

The Bengali Detective

  • Sun 22 Apr 2018
  • 4—6PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated exempt

Chubby, dance-obsessed private-detective Rajesh Ji and his motley band of helpers tackle poisonings, adultery and the occasional murder on the frenzied streets of Kolkata.

The secrets of Kolkata 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 the authorities? A new phenomena is happening in India today, the rise of the private detective. Poisonings, adultery, fraud, domestic abuse and the occasional murder. Such are the day-to-day investigations of the Bengali Detective. Each client walks through the door carrying a secret fear and all need help. This film follows the intrepid detective and his motley band of helpers exposing the secrets, fears and covert actions of the clients.

USA/UK/India, 2011, Colour, 110 min., Rated exempt, Dir. Philip Cox

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Film poster from <em>The Bengali Detective</em>. Image courtesy of The British Film Council

Film poster from The Bengali Detective. Image courtesy of The British Film Council

Film still from <em>The Bengali Detective</em>. Image courtesy of The British Film Council

Film still from The Bengali Detective. Image courtesy of The British Film Council

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