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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 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
Takanori Higuchi Takanori Higuchi ... Dr. Watanabe
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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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

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Mandarin | Japanese

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Rani Mukerji was the first choice for the role of Anguri Devi. The actress however balked at the character's risqué scenes and so Swastika Mukherjee (no relation) was cast instead. See more »

Goofs

An openly practicing Japanese dentist, language teacher and samurai swordsmanship enthusiast (and also a secret service agent) in a British colony during war time would never be allowed be stay free under any circumstances. He would be detained in an internment camp of which many existed in India during WW2 and held German and Italian nationals. In the movie Dr. Watanabe is neither disguised as any other national (Chinese, Korean, etc.) nor is he under British secret service surveillance even assuming they deliberately allowed him to stay free. See more »

Quotes

Byomkesh Bakshy: Sushant Singh Rajput-
[Sach Ke Aas Pass Wala Jhuth Pakdna Mushkil Hota Hai]
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Connections

References The Outlaw (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Yang Guang Lives
Music and Lyrics by IJA
Sung by IJA
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A pure delight for detective mystery lovers.
3 April 2015 | by haider_talal_19See all my reviews

Everything is amazing in the movie, the set especially. It is very scripted and screen written. Director Dibaker Banarjee has proved that he is in class of pure elite film-makers like Raju Hirani,Anurag Kashyap,Neeraj Pandey etc. It is set in 1942 with a loose connection to World war II. In short, it is all brilliantly put. The antagonist of the movie is more powerful than the protagonist. this gives another spark to the movie. Every scene is interconnected with each other which makes this mystery tale perfect. There is not a single scene about the movie which you can say is unnecessarily put into it. The only thing which could have been better is that the actors could have performed better. Sushant did all he could but that was like his 3rd film so he is not to blame and all the other actors aren't famous. Just because few people who have zero knowledge of movie have given negative reviews about it doesn't mean that movie isn't good. Anyone who loves sherlock is going to love this movie too. Its not a movie to miss guys. And its sad the movies like kick, dhoom3 and chennai express do all the business only because of big names while good movies like DBB don't get the business they deserve. Its a pure delight for mystery lovers.


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