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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 3 April 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Dibakar Banerjee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sushant Singh Rajput ... Byomkesh Bakshy
Anand Tiwari ... Ajit Banerjee
Neeraj Kabi ... Dr. Anukul Guha / Yang Guang
Divya Menon Divya Menon ... Satyawati
Swastika Mukherjee ... Anguri Devi
Meiyang Chang ... Kanai Dao
Mark Bennington ... Deputy Commissioner Wilkie
Taka Higuchi Taka Higuchi ... Dr. Watanabe (as Takanori Kikuchi)
Shivam Shivam ... Sukumar
Kaushik Ghosh Kaushik Ghosh ... Gajanan Sikdar
Anindya Pulak Banerjee Anindya Pulak Banerjee ... Prafulla Ray
Arindol Bagchi Arindol Bagchi ... Ashwini Babu
Peter Wong Peter Wong ... Underboss
Pradipto Kumar Chakraborty Pradipto Kumar Chakraborty ... Puntiram
Manoshi Nath Manoshi Nath ... Ruby
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"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

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Release Date:

3 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Детектив Бёмкеш Бакши See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,227, 10 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$579,055, 12 April 2015
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Dolby Atmos (RCA Sound System)

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Songs used in trailers are, 'Life is a Bitch' in the teaser and 'Chase in Chinatown' in the first trailer. Both feature in the movie's OST. See more »

Goofs

When bombing is seen in the distance, there are no searchlights, zeppelins or anti-aircraft explosions visible at all. Even from that distance, some of the defenses should have been visible given the scale of the bombing area and the light emanating from it. See more »

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Byomkesh Bakshy: Sushant Singh Rajput-
[Is Duniya Main Aise Hi Kuch Bhi Nahi Hota...!]
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Connections

References Shadow of a Doubt (1943) See more »

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Byomkesh in Love
Lyrics by Riishi Bradoo
Music by Blek
Sung by Usri Banerjee, Riishi Bradoo, Anil Bradoo
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A Blast!
3 April 2015 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' is A Blast! Writer-Director Dibakar Banerjee delivers a deliciously twisted thriller, that's grim, dark, complex & yet engrossing. Its a moody period film, that works hugely as a suspense-thriller!

'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' Synopsis: In a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, the film follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. It's his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction.

'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' is a slow-burn thriller, that grows on you with each passing scene. The drama unfolds with such detailing & crispness, that I kept going with the narrative more & more. Bakshy's first adventure has moments of pure shock, twists, humor & also betrayal.

Banerjee & Urmi Juvekar's Adapted Screenplay is very well-done. The Writing is super sharp, despite, its slow-pace. The first-hour builds up suspense, while the second-hour offers one intriguing moment after the other. The climax, also, is fabulously done. Banerjee's Direction deserves full marks. He's back in top-form! He's handled the film with utter brilliance. Cinematography captures every moment with flourish. Art Design is extremely well-detailed. Editing is good, but the pace could've been slightly faster. Music & Background Score are excellent.

Performance-Wise: Sushant Singh Rajput as Byomkesh Bakshy, is impressive all through. This is his finest performance to date. Anand Tiwari is fantastic. He contributes so much in the goings-on. Swastika Mukherjee enacts the femme fatale, confidently. Divya Menon is first-rate. Neeraj Kabi is outstanding. He stands out. Meiyang Chang is effective. Arindol Bagchi is adequate.

On the whole, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' works big time! Its one helluva thriller! Strongly Recommended!


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