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Shajarur Kanta (2015)

Sajarur Kanta is about a series of mysterious murders where the quill of a porcupine pierces the heart of the victim, killing him or her instantly. One victim does not die and Byomkesh is ... See full summary »

Director:

Saibal Mitra

Writers:

Saradindu Bandopadhyay (novel) (as Saradindu Bandopaddhyay), Tushar Roy (poetry)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dhritiman Chatterjee Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Byomkesh Bakshi (as Dhritiman Chattopadhyay)
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Deepa Bhatto
Indraneil Sengupta ... Debasish Bhatto
Pradip Mukherjee Pradip Mukherjee ... Ajit Mukherjee (as Pradip Mukhopadhyay)
Koushik Sen ... Prabal
Dwijen Banerjee ... Bijoy Madhab Mukherjee (as Dwijen Bandyopadhyay)
Biswajit Chakraborty ... Nripati Laha
Kanchana Moitra Kanchana Moitra ... Subhra Ghosh (as Kanchana Maitra)
Debdut Ghosh Debdut Ghosh ... Sujan
Subrata Guharoy Subrata Guharoy ... Kapil
Nilendra Dewan Nilendra Dewan ... Kharag Bahadur
Pankaj Munsi Pankaj Munsi ... (as Pankaj Munshi)
Rajat Ganguly Rajat Ganguly
Pradeep Chakraborty Pradeep Chakraborty
Sonali Gupta Basu Sonali Gupta Basu ... Satyabati (as Sonali Gupta)
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Sajarur Kanta is about a series of mysterious murders where the quill of a porcupine pierces the heart of the victim, killing him or her instantly. One victim does not die and Byomkesh is summoned. Konkona Sen Sharma plays Deepa, who belongs to a theatre group. She gets married to Debasish but makes it clear that she will not share conjugal relations with him. The two stories, one of Deepa and Debasish's married life and the other of the murder mysteries run parallel till they both converge. Written by Ujjal Dass

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Country:

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Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

20 March 2015 (India) See more »

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Very less thrills in this thriller
24 March 2016 | by sohompramanickSee all my reviews

Based on Saradindu Bandopadhyay's Byomkesh Bakshi novel Sajarur Kanta, the story revolves around a killer whose murder weapon is a porcupine quill.

Rajit Kapur, Uttam Kumar, Abir Chatterjee, Sujoy Ghosh, Sushant Singh Rajput and now Dhritiman Chatterjee with Jisshu U Sengupta in the line - when Saradindu Bandopadhyay created the sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi, he would never have imagined that so many actors would be eager to play the character over the years. Though the audience has been welcoming enough, the last five Byomkesh Bakshis have appeared on screen in the last five years. You could call it a Byomkesh glut — a young Byomkesh solved Benimadhab's murder on screen just a few days ago, and a younger avatar speaking in Hindi will hit the screens in a few days. So how does Dhritiman's superannuated incarnation match up?

Sajarur Kanta, the original story, is a readers' favourite and Saradindu, being a scriptwriter himself, handled the story like a film's plot line. Here, though, Saibal Mitra has given his imagination a free run in the name of turning the plot into a contemporary story. As a result, the motive, characters, denouement and circumstances are all changed. What we are served with is a three-hour yawn fest.

Konkona as Deepa and Indraneil as Debasish have done a decent job. Their chemistry is crackling but the script doesn't allow the romance to bloom. Moreover, Dhritiman's Byomkesh is quite far removed from the character we know, speaking English with a British accent and effecting theatrical expressions and dramatic entrances. Kaushik Sen's Prabal is intense but falls victim to a poor script. The film is touted as a thriller, but thanks to the poor editing there is little of that thrill left by the time the end credits roll.


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