The movie is set in 1943, war-time Calcutta. The Calcutta of those times was beginning to flourish as a business centre. During this period, roughly 3 million people died in Bengal, as a result of the famine that hit the pre-partition Bengal province (World War 2). Hoarding was the main reason for the shortage of food, which caused widespread starvation and malnutrition
That man said take a tola of hash
Leave your sling bag and your kurta
Brother, you seem inexperienced
Last night twisted conversation
Empty bottle in your hand.
Calcutta back then was the main channel for moving Burma opium. The African drug gangs that controlled its distribution were called Kafri’s. Burma (Myanmar) is the world’s second largest producer of opium after Afghanistan. A tola (T) of hash is equal to 10 grams
TRIVIA- The original spelling of Byomkesh Bakshy ends with an “I” not “Y”. But director, Dibakar Banerjee is a trained graphic designer from the National Institute of Design. Hence he felt, the name should end with a “Y” for typographical stability
Mason sir, where were you
Wasted time going to the Chaar Minaar
Upside down glasses, four thumbs
Why did you drive an imported car?
Reeta was a complete cheat
Tina was sharp as a knife
Went for a toss, forget it friend
The Old City of Hyderabad was designed with Charminar as the city centre. A monument and mosque located in Telangana