From the script to the look, from direction to the it’s treatment, everything Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is beyond perfection, except for Sushant Singh Rajput, who has just made this one look like a nightmare.
The film is set in the year 1942. Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput) is on a look out for a man who has gone missing.
The man’s son, Ajit Bandyopadhyay (Ajit Bandyopadhyay), who happens to be the sidekick of Byomkesh Bakshy, leads him towards a maze, where we see opium sellers, heroin peddlers, femme fatales, gangsters, British cops, well the list of endless.
Byomkesh takes on Ajit’s case partly because he feels bad for Ajit and he want’s to prove that Aji’s father has been murdered.
As the investigation proceeds, we get to meet a local politician, his mistress, a Japanese dentist and Chinese drug dealers. Now they are all players in this and are commented to the murder.
What follows are a series of murders, sex, throats being slashed, blood baths, vamps walking in and out and last but not the least, Byomkesh, trying to piece together a gory jigsaw puzzle.
The pace of the film is very slow and that’s a huge damper. The pace of the film is so slow that that actually test your patience. However the climax of the film is unexpected and a shocker, thus making up for the boredom.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, belongs to one man and that’s Dibakar Banerjee. He has proved that he is one of the best technicians we have today.
From cinematography to art to background score, the film’s technical finesse needs a standing ovation. The unfortunate part of this film is that its not a mass entertainer and will only appeal to a certain section of moviegoers.
If you want to watch Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, then watch it for it’s making because the leading man has just messed it up!!
From the script to the look, from direction to the it's treatment, everything Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is beyond perfection, except for Sushant Singh...2.0