A small break from my Kiddo's exam preps....to the Movie Detective Byomkesh Bakshy was a breath of fresh air amidst the no-soul movies. Was waiting for a good no-nonsense movie and got an invite from #Idea for the movie. Was thrilled and rushed to the movie for the morning, were obviously late since its sunday and you can understand its so hard to get up early even by 7am and reach for 10 am show. But we some how managed to reach there, oh! but.....we found that we were given a wrong address....damn! its gone, we wont be able to watch from the beginning....my Hubby panicked. But again we managed to find the right address and reached there to find that the movie is yet to start. Thanks to those Movie ads!
So lets come back to our movie- Detective Byomkesh Bakshi.
Suspense- Crime Thriller, Directed by Dibakar Banerjee...
with Sushant Singh Rajput playing the lead charatcter of Detective Byomkesh.
The movie starts with a Calcutta "Kolkata" in its late 30's/40's as backdrop showing the world war Chaos and how people in kolkata was always under a threat of another attack.
Loved the backdrop created with so much perfection from those kolkata streets, tram, posters to even that cafe with those cups...everything 'belonged' to that era. it was like i am in that Kolkata. Warning Sirens which i only heard of in my Grand Father's narration of those times. Costumes were simply superb well complimented with those body gestures, hair styles, accent etc.
Sushant although seems not good in Bengali but managed well to be in the character. Anand Tiwari playing -Ajit was upto the mark, cant expect anyone else doing it so effortlesly.
Loved how Swastika Mukherjee as Anguri Devi,was an absolute cocktail of Meena Kumari's attraction and Rekha's seduction.
The story showing the mystery plot was perfectly woven not to given a small catch in between. Its so captivating and engrossing that you cant afford to miss a single shot; wont even feel the need of a typical bollywood song. Dibakar Banerjee was as usual brilliant with the entire beguiling portrayal.
I liked the way last shots of climax were filmed along with the background score,with slow motion fights and how the director interconnected the entire previous bits & pieces together.
It was nowhere less to the doordarshan teleserial Byomkesh Bakshi played by Rajit Kapoor.
Overall a MUST WATCH movie this season, go and enjoy another piece of brilliant work by Dibakar Banerjee!
My Rating 5/5