Mumbai: Director Dibakar Banerjee, who is gearing up for the release of 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!', the big screen adaptation of a fictional book character, says he's ready to make it a franchise if it rings a bell with the audiences.
"We would love to (make it a franchise), but we are waiting for the first film to do well. This is because fortunately or unfortunately, a film like this has not been made," Dibakar said here Monday at the second trailer launch of "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!".
"If audiences' hunger and thirst for such films increases and our first Byomkesh story catches on, then our franchise is ready and we would love this franchise to go forward," he added.
He further admits films based on spying were made in 1950s, but "with 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!', the attempt was to bring newness to this genre".
"Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!" is based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer Saradindu Bandyopadhyay.
Featuring actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the titular role, the movie is slated to release April 3.(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed)