Rating : 3.5/5.
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee, Meiyang Chang and Others.
Directed by: Dibakar Banerjee.
Language : Hindi.
Genre : Thriller.
Release date : 3 April 2015.
Music : Sneha Khanwalkar
Bottom Line : Gripping screenplay.
The trailer has grabbed the eyes balls of mystery thriller genre lovers. Infact, It play a key role to bring the movie buffs to the screens. This mystery thriller is based on the character written by bengali writer shardid bandopadhyay. There are a few films already made on this Sathyaneswi, who doesn’t like being called as detective, in bengali. All those are box office hits. Let’s read my analysis on this thriller.
Detective Byomesh Bakshy Sets in the pre-independence (1942) in Calcutta, Byomkesh Bakshy (Sushant Singh Rajput)is a PI. Bhuvan Bandyopadhyay, a chemical scientist, disappears under mysterious circumstances. The scientist’s son, Ajit (Anand Tiwari) hands over a case of his lost father to Byomkesh. During the case, Byomkesh finds out that Bhuvan is actually dead. He meets Dr Anukul Guha as one of the suspects, and goes ahead to stay in his lodge, where Bhuvan had also stayed, however, he too is murdered.He goes deeper into the puzzle, he slowly realises it’s far bigger than an everyday case. It’s a dirty nexus between the Japanese Army, a Chinese gang, the film industry and politicians, orchestrated by one mastermind criminal, fighters.Will Byomkesh be able to solve this mysterious murder case? is the rest of the story.
The action in the film starts taking place from a distance and the director slowly involves the audience into it. The attention to detail is obvious in almost every frame of the film. From the right clothes to correct signboards, every detail has been planned and put to a good use. Editing is extremely good and dialogues are in sync with the era that the movie is set in. While the intia half is gripping and extremely a mind twister but the latter half is comparatively slow paced.The suspense is good, but the film is more like a thriller in its structure. The background score seems absurd as it’s hard to imagine hard rock in Calcutta of those times.
Sushant Singh Rajput lived in that character. He has emoted very well in suspense scenes. Anand Tiwari did a great job as the nerdy Ajit. Neeraj Kabi excelled in hi role. Divya Menon is outstanding. Meiyang Chang did a fabulous job as housemate Kanai and the steely seductress actress Swastika Mukherjee grabs the attention.The supporting did a fine job.
On the whole, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a treat to watch, especially for all Sherlock Holmes fans.Though Bakshy has the similiarties with sherlock, both characters are unique in their own way. Tricky screenplay might confuse the non regular movie goers.This mystery thriller stole my heart.I recommend you must watch this movie. I will give three and half out of five stars.
Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.