As the time is moving ahead and the date of release is nearing, we are seeing a lot more of this latest flick by Dibakar Banerjee ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’.
As we see the trailer, it has a story to tell us. From the monochrome visual effect and the crooning background score we are taken back to the face of Calcutta which it was in 1940’s. The vintage props and the perfect character costumes are elements of perfection packed in the movie.
Sushant Singh Rajput manages to charm us with his witty yet ‘I am so serious’ avatar as Byomkesh Bakshy. What really questions us is the drama quotient which the trailer tries to project. So here is the story- a man approaches Detective Bakshy to find his father and so does a sister for her elder brother, in dark lit city of Calcutta this genius detective comes across the stark reality that these people are not missing but are being murdered.
Now here is the twist, he investigates the matter and reaches the mystery lanes of Chinatown in Calcutta. We see faces of some Bengali men, angry Chinese gangsters and some faces which are blatantly suspicious. At the end we are left with this one suspense – can this man save the city of Calcutta which is under the scanner of destruction?
To go by the trailer, it surely does manage to make us take a note of it. With wonderful direction and timing, there are some ‘wow’ moments which will make us want to see the movie right now. However when reality strikes this movie probably does not stand close enough to the book on which it is based. Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s Byomkesh was a character who would never really sit beside the bathtub where a lady is in the process of taking bath, he would rather faint. Not just that Dibakar has made his Byomkesh much more violent friendly and an action hero in the making, someone who can be called a combination of all famous detectives like Sherlock and Dick Tracy.
All in all movie seems to be fun and a fiction as such is always best on experiments. The trailers are pretty interesting and eye grabbing, we hope as we move near to April, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy manages to pull the crowd in the theatres just like the makers are wishing for.