Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Cast & Crew:
Banner Yash Raj Films, Dibakar Banerjee Productions
Release Date03 Apr 2015
ProducerAditya Chopra, Dibakar Banerjee
Star CastSushant Singh Rajput
Music DirectorSneha Khanwalkar
EditorManas Mittal, Namrata Rao
Verdict : The film is for class audience and not mass audience.
In our country a set of audience have always loved suspence stories. Success of TV series llike Karamchand, Tehkikat, Surag and even Byomkesh Bakshy were the proof that people do enjoy the detective shows. But unfortunately when we come to these genre of films we see that these kind of films never made it big at cinema halls. Something was miising in these films, may be it was the well written plot or the logic and reasoing power, or the detailing or THE CONVICTION. To watch good detective films we were always dependent on Hollywood. So Now this time with Dibaker's and YRF's Detective Byomkesh Bakshi we hope that the pattern have changed. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! hits the theatres today. So, let's find out whether 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' will finally give us an out and out proper detective film in our Hindi cinema or might be on lines of last year's debacles like 'Samrat & Co' and 'Bobby Jasoos'.
The story of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy revolves around a murder mystery, which is being solved by a young Bengali private detective named Byomkesh Bakshy (Sushant Singh Rajput). Ajit Bandyopadhyay (Anand Tiwari) hands over a case of his lost father named Bhuvan to Byomkesh. Byomkesh starts investigating the case from the lodge where Ajit's father used to stay and befriends Dr.Anukul Guha (Neeraj Kabi). The clues Byomkesh gets, leads him to an actor Anguri Devi (Swastika Mukherjee), a politician Gajanan Sikdar (Dr.Kaushik Ghosh) and a few more, along with a drug kingpin. Byomkesh also gets trapped in solving the case which leads to other dissolved mysteries revolving Chinese mafia and freedom fighters.
Will Byomkesh be able to solve this mysterious murder case? Forms the rest of the story…
Direction and script are actually the king of the film. Dibakar Banerjee’s style of filmmaking is sure unique, and he vividly knows how to keep his audiences engaged and not get bored throughout the cinematic experience. Speaking of performances, Sushant Singh Rajput, who has earlier proved his worth in his debut film, shines bright as a detective. The actor keeps getting better with every film and his confidence and body language takes the role to a new high. Anand Tiwari and Swastika Mukherjee are brilliant. And a special mention goes to Neeraj, who easily walks away with all accolades in climax.
The main negative of the film is its not-so-massy content. Not everyone will be able to understand the twists and turns that the movie contains. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy can be definetely be called a dark cinema, which is not a cup of tea of the masala loving crowd. Also the involvement of a lot of blood and gore along the course can repel a few viewers.
You just cannot afford to miss a single shot and if you are the inpatient one, then it may take a great deal of patience for you to understand the story. There are too many twists induced in the second half, making the plot a little confusing.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a murder mystery not resembling any Bollywood detective film in the past and can be easily compared to Hollywood detective films. The movie is visually engaging and filled with cinematic flair. Technically, the movie is sound. The excellent camerawork and locations, to the crisp editing and taut scripting, everything about the movie is perfect. The background score is brilliant and keeps the suspense right on track. With no songs in the movie, it becomes even easier for the viewers to concentrate. Also a mention goes to the art department, which plays a huge role in making the movie more authentic. Editing is top notch and dialogues are in sync with the era that the movie is set in. While the first half is nail-biting and extremely a mind twister, the second half of the movie is comparatively slow paced.