Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Reviews

November 3, 2017
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.
June 6, 2017
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.
June 21, 2016
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.
May 5, 2015
A complex murder mystery that keeps the audience guessing right to the end.
April 12, 2015
Adventure fails to permeate the listlessness of this overlong, self-indulgent would-be thriller.
April 10, 2015
An exhilirating and engaging experience.
April 10, 2015
Dibakar's reinvention of the Sharadindu Bandopadhyay detective is a ponderously crafted artifice rather than the handiwork of an off-the-cuff talent.
April 8, 2015
It's good, but I'd much rather enjoy this director's cheeky experiments with characters and convention, over pulp and form.
April 8, 2015
The exclamation mark suffixed to the title is not out of place.
April 8, 2015
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is a film that filled me to the brim. It is the kind of film that I will recall and savour, flaws and all.
April 8, 2015
It's a film that will keep you glued to the screen for all the 135 minutes it runs into. Don't think of even missing a minute of it.
April 8, 2015
It's fascinating to see Byomkesh evolve as the case does. He sees the heart of darkness and emerges wiser, more mature and, ironically, a tad more joyful. It's a demanding role and Sushant Singh Rajput more than delivers.
April 8, 2015
Straight up, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is possibly India's best-looking sleuth flick till now.
April 6, 2015
"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."