Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee, Neeraj Kabi, Meiyang Chang
Directed by Dibakar Banerjee
In the very beginning are a shadowy antagonist, bloody opium wars, a lost drugs consignment and a 1942 Calcutta caught between Oriental gangsters and the colonial police. In the thick of WWII, the city is also facing the threat of a Japanese invasion. In the midst of it all, Ajit Banerjee (Tiwari) asks his sleuthing collegemate, Byomkesh Bakshy (Rajput), to trace his missing father Bhuvan, a chemist and self-proclaimed ‘freelance genius’.
So we travel with Byomkesh and meet people (read suspects): a shabby boarding house run by Anukul Guha (Kabi). Its quirky lodgers include a...