7.6/10
13,141
113 user 28 critic

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 3 April 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:27 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is a movie starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, and Neeraj Kabi. Byomkesh, fresh out of college, agrees to investigate the disappearance of Bhuvan, a chemist. Assisted by Bhuvan's son Ajit, Byomkesh links the case to a larger conspiracy that will unsettle Calcutta.

Director:

Reviews
Top Rated Indian Movies #153 | See the Top Rated Indian Movies as rated by our users.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Stars: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra
Shanghai (2012)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Prasenjit Chatterjee
Kai po che! (2013)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Stars: Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao
NH10 (2015)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On their way to a weekend retreat, a married couple find their dream vacation turn into a nightmare when they cross paths with a dangerous gang.

Director: Navdeep Singh
Stars: Anushka Sharma, Ravi Beniwal, Siddharth Bharadwaj
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Prem and his oversized wife Sandhya are supposed to spend a lifetime together. Will a regular arranged marriage turn out to be a perfect mismatch?

Director: Sharat Katariya
Stars: Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra, Ayushmann Khurrana
Piku (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.

Director: Shoojit Sircar
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Tanu and Manu's marriage collapses. What happens when Manu meets Tanu's lookalike Kusum - and when Tanu returns?

Director: Anand L. Rai
Stars: Swara Bhaskar, Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut
Talvar (2015)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.

Director: Meghna Gulzar
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi
Rock On!! (2008)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Stars: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny
Madras Cafe (2013)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist.

Director: Shoojit Sircar
Stars: John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Stars: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.

Director: Ketan Mehta
Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Ashutosh Acharya
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Byomkesh Bakshy
... Ajit Banerjee
... Dr. Anukul Guha / Yang Guang
Divya Menon ... Satyawati
... Anguri Devi
... Kanai Dao
... Deputy Commissioner Wilkie
Takanori Higuchi ... Dr. Watanabe
Shivam ... Sukumar
Kaushik Ghosh ... Gajanan Sikdar
Anindya Pulak Banerjee ... Prafulla Ray
Arindol Bagchi ... Ashwini Babu
Peter Wong ... Underboss
Pradipto Kumar Chakraborty ... Puntiram
Manoshi Nath ... Ruby
Edit

Storyline

"CALCUTTA 1943 A WAR - A MYSTERY - and A DETECTIVE" Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is based on the early exploits of India's first true-blue detective, created by Bengali bestseller writer Saradindu Bandyopadhyay. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the film is set in the Second World War torn Calcutta during the 1940s and follows the first adventure of Byomkesh Bakshy (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. Using his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction. Written by Official source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Expect The Unexpected

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Детектив Бёмкеш Бакши  »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,227, 10 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$579,055, 12 April 2015
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rani Mukerji was the first choice for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Byomkesh sends Ajit to deliver a letter to Dr. Guha, Ajit reads it in car and Byomkesh's voice narrates the letter in background. But the content of letter doesn't match with the voice narration. See more »

Quotes

Anguri Devi: Swastika Mukherjee-
[Aap Ka Sach Mera Ek Cigerate Bhi Nahi Kahrid Sakta Bhyomkesh Babu]
See more »

Connections

References The Outlaw (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Calcutta Kiss
Lyrics and music by Madboy/Mink (Imaad Shah, Saba Azad)
Sung by Imaad Shah, Saba Azad
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining Bollywood Crime Drama
3 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!" stars Sushant Singh Rajput and follows the titular detective in 1940s Calcutta as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a famous chemist and the surrounding intrigue that follows when he finds out why people wanted him missing.

The movie has a convoluted plot that strings the viewer along and keeps the suspense and intrigue well developed throughout. The anachronistic soundtrack and occasionally graphic violence contrast extremely with the sombre dramatics and occasional humor of Byomkesh and his partner as they try to figure out what is going on. Some parts of the film were over the top, but for the most part the film was a satisfying and believable movie experience. The directing is stylish and modern, bringing a lot of energy to the story that could have been dry and by-the-numbers if the period details were treated completely accurately.

Some things I didn't like were nearer the end of the film when there is a scene explaining every single detail of the story to the audience - it dragged on too long and it wasn't necessary to remind us about everything we just saw. The ending was also a bit over the top and seemed like a way just to set up for the sequel instead of concluding this story - something which I hate in movies.

All in all, I enjoyed the movie despite some flaws. The plot kept me interested in what was happening and the acting from everyone was solid. If you're interested in current Indian cinema but not a fan of musicals or love stories, this movie is worth seeing at least once.

7.0/10


18 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 113 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial