Byomkesh Bakshi: Created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay in Bengali literature, Byomkesh Bakshi has been portrayed on screen several times, most notably by Rajit Kapoor in the TV adaptation Byomkesh Bakshi (1993), directed by Basu Chatterjee, and Sushant Singh Rajput in Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015).
Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes has been recreated on screen innumerable times, and every actor puts his own spin to it. This fictional character, created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a consulting detective residing on London's Baker Street and known for his astute logical reasoning and use of forensic science to solve cases. Among the several adaptations, Sherlock Holmes series, produced by British company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, starring Jeremy Brett, Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) with Robert Downey, Jr. and BBC's TV series 'Sherlock' starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead has garnered more popularity. We will also see Sir Ian McKellen portray the role of the detective in the upcoming film 'Mr. Holmes' which attempts to solve the mystery behind his own life. Pic/YouTube and Santa Banta
Tintin: Belgian cartoonist Herge's comic strip was brought to life on screen by Steven Spielberg in the 2011 computer-animated film The Adventures of Tintin. Tintin, and his dog Snowy's, adventures on celluloid are based on three of Herge's albums: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944). It was the first non-Pixar animated film to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Pic/Santa Banta
Nancy Drew: Childhood wouldn't have been the same without Nancy Drew and her thrilling adventures to unravel mysteries. This fictional series created by Edward Stratemeyer, has been ghost-written by a number of authors and are published under the collective pseudonym Carolyn Keen. Emma Roberts played the titular teen detective in the 2007 film adaptation of the series. Pic/Santa Banta
Bobby Jasoos: Set against the backdrop of the busy Moghalpura area in Hyderabad, director Samar Shaikh gives us a gripping story of Bilkis, aka Bobby Jasoos, who is hell bent on pursuing a career of a private detective in spite of protests from her father. Staying true to her character, Vidya Balan is seen donning several disguises and get-ups, like that of a beggar and a peon, to suit the situation. Pic/Santa Banta
Jagga Jasoos: This film by Anurag Basu saw Ranbir Kapoor don the hat of a detective who is in search of his lost father, played by Govinda, while Katrina plays his trusty aide. The former couple were seen on screen after a hiatus of nearly six years. Picture courtesy: UTV Motion Pictures' Twitter account @utvfilms
Charlie's Angels: Camron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu play a trio of private detectives, armed with latest technology, martial art skills and an array of disguises, who work for Charlie. The film is based on the television series of the same name from the late 1970s. The film was followed with the 2003 sequel 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'. Pic/YouTube
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: The 'Pink Panther' is a series of comedy films featuring an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, in pursuit to solve the case of the stolen Pink Panther diamond. The animated Pink Panther in the opening and ending credits is distinctive to the series. The role of Clouseau is most closely associated with Peter Sellers, who essayed the role during 1963-1982. Steve Martin portrayed the character in the reboot 'The Pink Panther' in 2006 and its sequel 'The Pink Panther 2' in 2009. Pic/YouTube
Baadshah: It is this film that gave Shah Rukh Khan the nickname of 'Baadshah of Bollywood'. It is also in this film that we see Shah Rukh Khan and Twinkle Khanna pair up for the first, and the last, time. This comedy-action film, directed by Abbas-Mustan, is inspired from Hollywood films like 'Rush Hour' and 'If Looks Could Kill'. Pic/YouTube
Mr Joe B. Carvalho: Arshad Warsi plays a bumbling, small-time detective, called Joe B Carvalho, in pursuit of a challenging case that can change his fortunes. In the process, he meets his estranged girlfriend, played by Soha Ali Khan, who is a dreaded cop. The story follows how he tries to win his love back, and solve a case, at the same time. Pic/Santa Banta
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