Review of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy: This film will have a cult following for sure. 4/5
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy was one of my most anticipated movies of 2015. Watching this film is probably the closest thing to having a comic on the screen. Story goes like this – Ajit approaches Byomkesh for help to find his father who is missing. Ajit’s father is actually dead. Byomkesh takes on Ajit’s case. The investigation takes them to politicians, dentist, drug dealers and violence.
The language and costumes were extremely useful in capturing the movie as well. The director made sure to keep everything in its time of 1940s and just played on the line of modernism. Dibakar Banerjee delivered an unbelievable cast with exciting plot and adventure. The cinematographer does a great job with action and portraying the film within the movie. The CGI is controlled and excellent. There is a wonderful use of set and costumes which adds an ambiance to the movie and carries you off to the age.
The movie, no matter how darkly bizarre, brutally violent or how bleakly funny they become, all joins to make it a great experience for the film lovers. The script and plot carries nicely and you feel yourself on a roller-coaster ride not wanting to get off. It plays like a classic action movie and injects enough stylish action into it without sacrificing the intensity of mystery. It not only does it not sacrifice the integrity, it enhances it. Salute to Dibakar Banerjee. It takes a ton of talent to visualize movie like this. Great film director.
The imaginary world of Dibakar Banerjee.
Editing is topnotch.
Stellar performances by the whole cast.
Weakness? I have very little to criticize this film about except the climax. It truly is a fantastical, fresh experience.
The film has some spectacular moments with the Banerjee at his most stylish best but not his best movie. Enjoy the action, the dialog, the special effects, the fascinating characters and sharp picture and visuals, making it all surprisingly-fun ride. If you’re looking for some entertaining dialogs, good acting and beautiful scenes, definitely you won’t be let down.
“Get out of the house and watch it on a holiday weekend night” kind of movie.