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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 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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Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

India

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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

Dibakar Banerjee's first collaboration with Yashraj. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Guha return and Byomkesh meets him on the roof of the building at the time there was a blackout Kolkata as Japanese were bombing the city, but behind Bymokesh a light bulb can been seen, which is switched on. See more »

Quotes

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

References Shadow of a Doubt (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Life's A B***h
Lyrics by Akshay De
Music by Joint Family
Sung by Akshay De
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Bakshy,Byomkesh Bakshy!! Bollywood's answer to Sherlock.
5 April 2015 | by Kshitij SrivastavaSee all my reviews

So watched one hell of a movie today!!…It is known as Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.. Dibakar-Sushant,kudos to you both ..U guys have just nailed it.. Awesome,kick ass,chilling,edge of the seat mystery thriller.. Calcutta has never looked so damn gorgeous on screen ever before,brilliant cinematography. The film manages to keep you guessing with the next dialog spoken till the very end of the film,such is the narrative. You just can't afford to divert your mind for a moment or you will lose something significant. Background music specially in the 2nd half of the film is kick ass n supports the film very well. And what can I say about the villain,definitely one of the most menacing I have seen in years now.Now I know why this role was presented to aamir coz it definitely had the potential. I loved the climax too,it is a bit predictable but one you can relish for a long time. I have finished watching this film for about 5hrs now,but still I can't get over it coz this film stays with you. I am going with 4 stars. Definitely the best for me this year!! I will be highly anticipating its sequel whenever it will be announced. If you can focus your mind for 150min.,you will love this

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As far as box office aspects of DBB are concerned,I doubt it will be a success.The film demands probably too much from your side.People who go to watch mostly light hearted films will come out disappointed.I watched the film in the morning show with only 7 people in the entire theatre!!!


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