Detective Byomkesh Bakshy | Movie Review 06 Apr 2015   293


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Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee, Divya Menon, Meiyang Chang, Neeraj Kabi
Direction: Dibakar Banerjee
Genre: Thriller
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Critics Review/Ratings

Times Of India (TOI):

Straight up, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is possibly India’s best-looking sleuth flick till now. Based on Saradindu Bandhopadhyay’s vintage stories, DBB! is set in 1942 Calcutta where clever Byomkesh (Sushant) is asked by Ajit Banerjee (Anand) to help find his father, Bhuvan babu, mysteriously missing for months…
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Book My Show:

No, he isn’t the Byomkesh Bakshi of the 90s. Nor does he wear the thick-rimmed spectacles. And, he’s Bakshy and not Bakshi. Face it! However, there’s surprise in store for you. With his film, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, Dibakar Banerjee takes us through a spectacular cinematic time travel along the dark alleys of the pre-independent Calcutta…
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Mid-Day:

As soon as you settle in and the movie begins, you are pulled into a unique, beguiling sepia toned, rose tinted world, a world that we look back with admiration and intrigue, a world of simple people with simpler lives. Director Dibakar Banerjee with his admirable eye for detailing, charmingly transports us to Calcutta of late 30s, right in the middle of the…
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DNA:

Byomkesh Bakshy is India’s answer to Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. After being a fan of the 1993 TV show of the same name, I was a bit apprehensive when Dibakar Banerjee announced he was planning a big screen adaptation of my favourite detective...
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Bollywood Hungama:

First things first. Leaving a handful of filmmakers, there are hardly any filmmakers who really like to ‘risk’ their stocks with period films. And given today’s time and age, making a period film really means burning the midnight oil for nights together and getting the research right and recreating the respective era. This week’s release DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY!…
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NDTV Movies:

The exclamation mark suffixed to the title is not out of place. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, produced by Yash Raj Films, is a marvel all right! It is well known that Dibakar Banerjee’s new film is loosely adapted from stories and characters drawn from the intriguing world of Bengali litterateur Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s fictional detective…
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CNN IBN:

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, directed by Dibakar Banerjee, is a moody thriller set in 1943 Calcutta that unravels at an unhurried pace. Loosely adapted from Bengali crime fiction writer Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s enduring literary series, the film is intended as the origin story of the famous fictional sleuth…
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The Indian Express:

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, ending with a Y and an exclamation mark, is a pure Dibakar Banerjee creation. Which is to say that it is pointless trying to compare it with other renditions of the famous fictional sleuth, so beloved of Bengalis and other fans of period crime fiction…
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India Today:

Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! with an exclamation mark is not for the faint-hearted and certainly not for ardent fans hoping to see a carbon copy of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s classic character on screen…
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Rediff:

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! stumbles considerably because of its simplistic plotting, says Raja Sen. Byomkesh Bakshi — or, if we go with the spelling picked out by director Dibakar Banerjee, Bakshy — never liked to be called a detective…
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Glamsham:

Dibakar Banerjee’s DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY is a fine visual treat with streaks of genius. But what goes against this movie is that it lacks soul, and it drags for over two-and-a-half hours. Detective films should be crisp and sharp with a narrative that keeps the audience hooked onto the proceedings on screen...
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