The Bengali Detective
Rajesh Ji has a lot on his mind. A private investigator in Kolkata, India, Rajesh is grasping for leads in a murder case, his wife is seriously ill, and he and his investigation team have an audition coming up for a popular dance television show. Dance rehearsals are interspersed with raids on shopkeepers selling fake goods and surveillance of a philandering husband, all set against the frenetic backdrop of the rapidly globalising city of Kolkata. The Bengali Detective balances pathos, humour, sadness and the absurd in pitch-perfect combination to create an entertaining and insightful glimpse of the myriad contradictions bound up in the incredible and transforming country that is India.