15 January, 2021

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Getting to the bottom of the crime feels less like the delight of solving a puzzle, more like taking a maths exam.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!
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Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee, Neeraj Kabi, Meiyang Chang
Directed by Dibakar Banerjee
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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...

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