Detective-Byomkesh-Bakshy

Movie Review: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Quick Rating: 2.5 Clicks out of 5

GO if you like method acting, the actors take the cake as so does the cinematography and the feel of 1940s.

Avoid – If you need at least one item number or shiny clothes and street smart dialogues with a super happy ending. 


Review: Set in the backdrop of war-torn Calcutta in 1943, with World War II is at its peak, its skyline is decorated with Japanese fighter planes, and the regular  sound of the warning siren of air raid being as common as fish and rice.

The same year Byomkesh Bakshy graduates from college and lands his first case, just after receiving the wedding invitation of his lady love.

Byomkesh (Sushant) is asked by Ajit Banerjee (Anand Tiwari) to find his father, Bhuvan babu, mysteriously missing since 2 months.

After the initial clashes Ajit becomes the muscle to Byomkesh’s  mind.

At Bhuvan’s lodgings, Byomkesh is befriended by doctor Anukul Guha (Neeraj Kabi) and Kanai Dao (Meiyang Chang) who sells opium.

The story leads to Gajanand Sikdar’s chemical factory where sensuous film star Angoori (Swastika Mukherjee) intrigues him, ever confused Satyawati (Divya menon) annoys him and angry young rebel, Sukumar (Shivam) puzzles him .

What follows is the jumble rumble of plot , theories and stories, taking you on the peak of “desh-bhakti” emotions to drug problems to army infiltration and ending sourly on a gang war.

Dibakar Banerjee is known for such movies, the film has a gory climax, leaving a lot of question marks on the credibility of the Bengali detective.

GO if you like method acting, the actors take the cake as so does the cinematography and the feel of 1940s.

Avoid – If you need at least one item number or shiny clothes and street smart dialogues with a super happy ending.

Let us know in the comments, what you think?

Boni

Founder of Flickstime & a Movie Freak!

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