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Saturday, April 4, 2015
Sushant and Dibakar Banerjee were excellent in Detective Byomkesh Bakshi.
Sushant and Dipakar Banerjee were excellent in Detective Byomkesh Bakshi.
Director Dibakar Banerjee started with a bang in the film Detective Byomkesh Bakshi. The film had been released recently and is doing extremely well. With Yash Raj Productions the film was shot in Kolkata and had a medium budget. On the first day the film did business of 7 crores. If the film can finally do business of 50 crores it will be a successful film.
Saradindu Banerjee’s character Byomkesh Bakshi is known to everyone in India. Satyajit Ray used superstar Uttam Kumar to play the role of Detective Byomkesh Bakshi in the film Chiriakhana in 1967. Basu Chatterjee used Rajat Kapoor to play the role of Byomkesh Bakshi for Doordarshan. Anjan Dutta used Abir Chatterjee for three different films related to Byomkesh Bakshi. Recently Dipankar Banerjee had got a new Byomkesh in the form of Sushant Singh Rajput related to the Saradindu Banerjee’s story of Satyaneshi and Pather Kanta.
In the film the story reveals Kolkata of 1940s. It was during the 2nd world War. Byomkesh completed studies. At that time he found his friend Ajit’s father missing who was a chemist. Ajit was played by Anand Tiwari. Ajit’s father created a new version of heroine which could be mixed in pan masala but not detected till it entered the blood of human being. Dr Anukul Guha instigated him to create it. In the film the role of Dr Anukul Guha was played by Neeraj Kabi. Then Ajit’s father was killed. Satyawati’s mesho was also killed after that. It was because the dead body of Ajit’s father was kept in the factory of Satyawati’s mesho. In this film the role of Satyawati was played by Divya Menon.
Swastika Mukherjee played the role of Anguri Devi. She loved Dr Anukul Guha. Under his instruction she set poison in the soup of Satyawati’s mesho and killed him. Byomkesh unearthed the mystery.
He found that the drug racket run by Young Chang from Shanghai operated in Kolkata as well. Dr Anukul Guha created a plan whereby he had given information to the Japanesh soldiers to penetrate into Kolkata from the Ganga ghats, in return he could dominate the drug racket to transport drugs via waterways across South East Asia. For achieving his target he befooled the Chinese mafias, Japanese soldiers and even the British Deputy Commissioner played by Mark Bennington. Byomkesh found the deadbodies of related persons including a student and a Japanese lady teacher, all killed by Dr Anukul Guha. At the end Byomkesh called all the parties and disclosed the truth and left Dr Anukul before the drug peddlars before he killed Anguri Devi.
The performance of Neeraj Kabi was the best. He terrified and astonished everyone with his weird performance. Sushant Singh Rajput was excellent in his role. His eyebrows were joined together to give a detective’s look. Swastika Mukherjee did a great job for her seductive role. Chang did well for his role in the China Town within Kolkata. Divya Menon and Anand Tiwari were impressive in their roles.
The entire credit goes to the director Dipakar Banerjee who had a herculean task of reproducing Kolkata of 1940s. The trams of those days, the vintage cars gave a vintage look to the city at the time of 2nd World War. Viewers should watch the film.