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The Bengali Detective (Documentary)
The Bengali Detective (Documentary)

Saturday, May 7, 2011, Tribeca Theater 2, 9.30 pm
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The Bengali Detective (DOCUMENTARIES)
Directed by Phil Cox
UK, 2011, 75 minutes, English, Hindi Bengali (with English subtitles) New York Premiere
Cast- Rajesh Ji, Minnie, Gaurav, Dibindu, Ramesh, Deepti

Co-produced with award-winning filmmaker Annie Sundberg from Break Thru Films (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Devil Came on Horseback), this originally styled DOCUMENTARIES provides an entertaining yet poignant look at modern India. What happens when people lose trust in the authorities? In India – a new wave of private detective agencies are answering the call. Poisonings, adultery, fraud, bridal purity, and the occasional murder – such are the day-to-day investigations of Kolkata’s Bengali Detective - Rajesh Ji. The Bengali Detective follows the intrepid, dance-obsessed gumshoe and his motley band of helpers on unpredictable raids and corkscrew investigations, exposing the secrets, fears, and covert lives of today's middle-class Indian society with a cheeky mix of fly-on-the-wall surveillance and Bangla-pop wiggle.

Philip Cox has been the head of the award winning Native Voice Films since 1998. His last feature doc ‘We Are The Indians’ aired on Channel 4/ MORE4 to critical acclaim, winning three festival awards and a cinema release. He has won and has been for seven international awards for his reportage and DOCUMENTARIES work, including the Roy Peck award, and the Royal Television Society award. Phil was born in London on July 31, 1974.

With: The Professionals
Directed by Oniket Alam
Bangladesh, 2010, 13 minutes, New York Premiere

What happens when Joshim (Aref Syed), a simple mill worker, comes face to face with the doctor whose negligence crippled him for life?



Directed by Arjun Rihan
India, 2009, 6 minutes, New York Premiere

Amidst the turbulent partition of India circa 1947, a young Hindu boy has a chance encounter with a stranger
Video: The Professionals

Video: Topi
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