What Is Good
- Tight direction
- Wonderful editing
- Excellent writing
- Realistic setting
What Is Bad
- An extremely mystifying climax
- Slow second half
- Too much blood and gore
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a story of a young Bengali private detective named Byomkesh Bakshy (Sushant Singh Rajput). Byomkesh is approached by Ajit Bandyopadhyay to solve the case of his lost father named Bhuvan. In the process, Byomkesh meets Dr Anukul Guha, and goes ahead to stay in his lodge, where Ajit’s father stayed, which leads to other dissolved mysteries revolving Chinese mafia and freedom fighters. One death leads to another and Byomkesh gets trapped in solving the case
What has happened to Ajit’s father and will Byomkesh be able to solve this mysterious murder case amongst all the confusion? Forms the rest of the film…
From TV to movies, Sushant Singh Rajput had a long and successful journey. The actor proved his worth in his debut film and with Detective Byomkesh Baskhy we can say that the actor keeps getting better with every film. His confidence takes the role to a new high. Other equally talented actors, Anand Tiwari and Swastika Mukherjee support Sushant brilliantly. However, a special mention goes to Neeraj, who easily walks away with all accolades in climax.
Dibakar very well knows how to keep his viewers engrossed at all times. With the end of the first half, all I could hear people talk about was the yet-to-be-resolved suspense of the movie. It is good to see people getting involved in cinema to this extent. Technically too, the movie is absolutely sound. From the extremely excellent camerawork and locations, to the continuous twists, everything is perfect. Thebackground score is brilliant and keeps the puzzling disposition of the film right on course. With no music in the movie, it becomes even easier for the viewers to concentrate. The very tight story and dialogues written by Urvi and Dibakar are incredible. The art department plays a huge part in making the movie and the scenes more authentic. Editing is top notch.
But here is something about detective movies. One just cannot afford to overlook a single shot or scene, as you may end up trailing the whole plot. And here is something about Dibakar Banerjee movies, they are equally mystifying and require a lot of brains to be understood. And when these two things collaborate, the end result comes out to be something called Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. The movie is visually arresting and oozes of cinematic panache. However, it is just not a cup of tea of every person. The fact that the film is definitely not a watch for the masses can prove to be a loss for the film. Not every single person will be able to understand the twists and turns that the movie contains and especially the climax, which is even more perplexing.
While the tale appears to be just a sequence of murder mysteries, you have got to wait for the plot to unfold eventually. The second half of the movie is however comparatively slow paced.
On a whole, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a murder mystery like no other bollywood detective film and can be easily compared to the international standard of film making, due to its amazing direction and performances. The film has been shot spectacularly, but the fact that it involves a lot of blood, gore, too many twists, and the slow second half, may repel most of the masala loving crowd. It will take a great deal of patience for a person to understand the venture with perfection.
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