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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 April 2015 (USA)
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While investigating the disappearance of a chemist, a detective uncovers a larger conspiracy to unsettle Calcutta.


Dibakar Banerjee
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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 ... 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


"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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At the 30-minute mark, the as-yet-unnamed Angury Devi (Swastika Mukherjee's character) asks Byomkesh if he has never seen her. Byomkesh is seen walking past an advertisement bearing a likeness of Anguri Devi as part of an advertisement for a "beauty soap" behind a bus around the 14-minute mark, as the opening credits are being shown. See more »


The Invitation Cards of Leela Basu & Atanu Chandra Sen and Byomkesh Bakshy & Satyawanti Devi Ghosh has most of the things similar, for example, brother and sister names (Manu, Govind, Ila, Babu, Lata). However the year mentioned (1350) is from the Bengali solar calendar, which coincides with Gregorian 1942. See more »


Anguri Devi: Swastika Mukherjee-
[Aap Ka Sach Mera Ek Cigerate Bhi Nahi Kahrid Sakta Bhyomkesh Babu]
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References The Outlaw (1943) See more »


Lyrics by Suryakant Sawhney
Music by Peter Cat Recording Co. (PCRC)
Sung b Suryakant Sawhney
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bollywood comes to the rescue!!
3 April 2015 | by rachit666See all my reviews

Wow! Just yesterday, i saw that expensive disaster, fast n furious 7, and my faith in cinema went down a little. but today, with the help of Mr.Byomkesh, brings back the faith and belief. the first half gets a tad slow at times as they are building the characters and the atmosphere, but its Calcutta yo - gotta be slow! the second half though- spectacular - culminating in a crackerjack climax. the atmosphere, the cast, the production, the soundtrack (oh, the soundtrack!!). all brilliant. the Indian sherlock and Moriarty have been established - here's hoping for a resounding success and many more sequels. the lord knows we need good cinema in the times of the khans!!

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Release Date:

3 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$338,637, 5 April 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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