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Fox Searchlight Gets Rights to Remake The Bengali Detective Documentary

Things at Sundance Film Festival are getting serious. Every day we hear some new project is being purchased.

So, check this out, Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide remake rights from Native Voice Films to the Sundance documentary The Bengali Detective.

Philip Cox directed The Bengali Detective and Giovanna Stopponi, Annie Sundberg and Himesh Kar produced the World Cinema Documentary Competition entry about an intrepid private eye in Calcutta’s criminal underbelly. Movie premiered on Saturday.

Here’s the The Bengali Detective official synopsis:

“In response to police corruption, the private detective business has become increasingly common in India. Movie follows the life of detective Rajesh Ji, who, along with his ragtag team of assistants, investigates cases ranging from counterfeit hair products to a brutal triple murder.

When Rajesh is not sleuthing, he has big dreams of competing on a televised national talent show, so he and his detective gang form a dance troupe,

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