Movie Review Detective Byomkesh Bakshy: A convincing and brilliant sepia toned marvel
1. Set in Calcutta of 1930s, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy starts off on a gripping note and very efficiently keeps the audience glued to the seats till the very end.
2. Sushant Singh Rajput convincingly portrays the character; thankfully keeping the fanciness of stardom at bay and seeking a lot from ruggedness of the bygone Calcutta.
3. Film has the principal character of Byomkesh Bakshy solving his first case. Probably that’s why he is not as sharp as the Sherlock Holmes, or the original Byomkesh of Satyanweshi’s imagination.
4. Each frame reeks of glamour of the past, without overplaying the theme too much.
5. Dibakar Banerjee’s power lies in his penchant for playing with different genres which the does with utter confidence. Not one frame in the film seems neglected.
6. The background score in the film lends a subdued energy, making the audience sit up in their chairs to see what new mystery lies ahead as Sushant goes on passionately uncovering the secrets.
7. The pulsating tension in the background paves way for a strong build-up, nudging the audience to do be a part of Byomkesh’s team.
8. With each character in the film having a defined outline, and with a plot that seems mature enough, it leaves little to no scope for loopholes.
9. There was a mystery surrounding the villain in the film after Aamir Khan declined the role. We say all that happens, happens for the best. A) Because a movie like such does not need a star to make it work. B) Because Neeraj Kabi does an excellent job in the negative role.
10. Watch the film for its crackling plot and brilliant treatment.
Set in Calcutta of 1930s, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy starts off on a gripping note and very efficiently keeps the audience glued to the seats till the very end.