Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' who is set in the backdroup of Calcutta, in the 1940s, seems to be inspired by fashion of the bygone era. Now the makers plan to launch a fashion line, inspired by the film, which would a fushion of glamorous and modern styling.
The fashion line will be called 'NOIR 43' and would be launched in Delhi, on 26th March. Sushant and Dibakar, both originally hail from the capital and are, quite excited to return back to the city.
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Dibakar shares, "The 40s in Calcutta were a time of change. Politics, war, crime.and the independence struggle were the scene. Films were breaking new grounds in fashion. On the streets, there were Bengalis, English, Americans, Chinese, Armenians, Afghans and many other jostling for a share of the adventure. Out of this, came the unique Calcutta attire- dhotis mixed with jackets, war surplus overcoats. Army uniforms set the style. Girls were getting out into the open. American GIs were giving the city a taste of swing and jive. The Japanese were bombing and the city switched off its lights in total blackouts. Out of that came noir - the dark, edgy and cool world of Byomkesh as he stalked a criminal genius. 'NOIR 43' takes its inspiration from this exciting and slightly dangerous world and, brings back the glamour of 43."
So extensive was Dibakar’s research, and so enamoured by it all is the film-maker now, that he sees the potential for reviving that fashion.