Detective Byomkesh Bakshy


Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

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In a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, the film follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. It's his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction. (C) Official Facebook

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Sushant Singh Rajput
as Byomkesh Bakshi
Anand Tiwari
as Ajit Banerjee
Swastika Mukherjee
as Anguri Devi/Yasmeen
Divya Menon
as Satyawati
Neeraj Kabi
as Dr. Anukul Guha
Meiyang Chang
as Kanai Dao
Mark Bennington
as Deputy Commissioner Wilkie
Arindol Bagchi
as Ashwini Babu
Anindya Banerjee
as Prafulla Ray
Tirtha Mallick
as Atanu Chandra Sen
Kaushik Ghosh
as Gajanan Sikdar
Takanori Kikuchi
as Dr. Watanabe
Piyali Ray
as Watanabe's Receptionist
Shaktipada Dey
as Nibaran Da
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Critic Reviews for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

  • Adventure fails to permeate the listlessness of this overlong, self-indulgent would-be thriller.

    Apr 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Faiza S. Khan

    Top Critic
  • "How do middle-class people like us stand up for our country?" Byomkesh asks Ajit. The teasing answer: "We don't. We go to the movies."

    Apr 6, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is good, but there's no real anchor in the film on which I can pin its success, and perhaps that is a marker that its success isn't all that successful.

    Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Rajput immerses himself as Bakshy and comes out on top, but the film itself never manages to soar, despite threatening to do so many times.

    Jun 6, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Although Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! works hard on creating a convincing setting for Byomkesh to make his mark, the characters are mostly under-written and the central mystery lacks tension and a sense of imminent danger.

    Jun 21, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A complex murder mystery that keeps the audience guessing right to the end.

    May 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

  • May 31, 2015
    "A complex murder mystery that keeps the audience guessing right to the end." ~ one of the Critic Reviews here. It surprises me that a handful of other critics too have expressed this sort of feeling. Guessing right to the end? Honestly? No offense, as ever, but if you've watched a couple of detective/suspense movies (or read such books), you should be able to figure out the villain quite easily within minutes even before the interval. The plot and the performances are too good to be rated any more than 1/5.
    familiar s Super Reviewer

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