Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (2015) Hindi Movie Review | 22 Critic Reviews | Sushant Singh Rajput

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Review

Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee, Divya Menon, Neeraj Kabi, Anindya Banerjee, Meiyang Chang, Moumita Chakraborty
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (2015) Hindi Movie Posterdirection:
Dibakar Banerjee
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
Dibakar Banerjee, Urmi Juvekar
Nikos Andritsakis
Blek, Dibakar Banerjee, IJA, Joint Family, Madboy/Mink, Mode AKA, Peter Cat Recording Co, Smokey The Ghosht, Sneha Khanwalkar
produced by:
Aditya Chopra
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
run time:
150 minutes
censor certification:

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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Hindi Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-7
But the film stretches, scenes between Byomkesh and a slow-talking, slow-pouting, slow-smoking Angoori losing pace. Superfluous characters (a wailing wife et al) make some tension pop away like the bubbles on Angoori's bath foam. A chilling climax masterfully ties up the tale

  •  CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-6
In the end the film has a lot going for it, even if it isn't as fully satisfying as Banerjee's previous works. This is a sprawling, ambitious effort with remarkable attention to detail; a film that deserves to be watched, especially for its masterful filmmaking. I'm going with three out

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-6
‘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. The pacing is languorous, and in the second-half, the stutters become obvious. The Mata Hari like Mukherjee is perfectly accoutered, ivory-handled pistol and all.

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-7
It is a slow-burning crime drama that follows Byomkesh Bakshy as he makes his first tentative forays as a private investigator in World War II era Kolkata. It is a veritable minefield that the young man steps upon. Every frame that Banerjee and cinematographer Nikos Andritsakis compose

  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-7
As soon as you settle in and the movie begins, you are pulled into a unique, beguiling sepia toned, rose tinted world, a world that we look back with admiration and intrigue, a world of simple people with simpler lives. Director Dibakar Banerjee with his admirable eye for detailing

  •  Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-5
Yet for all its stylishness and period grandeur it is not as intelligent a film as it yearns to be, the plot isn’t cunning enough and the conveniently-unravelled puzzle never quite sucks the viewer in. It is, in short, a mystery movie that doesn’t mystify. There is nothing at all wrong with

  •  India Today | Review By -Suhani Singh Rating-4
Bandopadhyay's stories are a page-turner. The same cannot be said for Banerjee's story which while it is ambitious on scale falls short on pace and thrill. Banerjee gets a tad too indulgent with the technical crafts. Banerjee and Juvekar don't manage to give him enough weight in screen time.

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-8
The suspense is good, but the film is more like a thriller in its structure. The background score seems absurd as it’s hard to imagine hard rock in Calcutta of those times, but trust me, it absolutely fits into the scheme of things. In fact, it may ring in your head every time somebody mentions

  •  Zee News | Review By -Aparna Mudi Rating-8
That aside, the gripping story, and crisp editing makes it a nail-biting watch. The end points towards a sequel and one eagerly awaits it. The genre of crime thrillers has been oft attempted but only a few have managed to impress as much as Dibakar's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' does.

  •  DNA | Review By -Tushar Joshi Rating-7
Dibakar is a master storyteller and he doesn't use style just for the sake of making the product look glossy. There are so many stellar moments in the film that showcase his  technical prowess over his work. Be it the lighting, the way he builds up a frame, that haunting background

  •  Book My Show | Review By -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-7
Who doesn’t love a classic whodunit-crime film? Detective Byomkesh Bakhsy! is not your regular Bollywood package. If you enjoy watching suspense, this film got it all! Plus, the end promises more.  And, we really don’t mind. Bring it on Banerjee! Dibakar Banerjee’s films are a treat to watch.

  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Kusumita Das Rating-7
The film follows the core structure of whodunit --- the chase, the red herrings, the slow cooked suspense leading up to a grand reveal. There’s a generous spray of blood too, that underlines just how violent those times were.  But deviating once again from formula, Dibakar’s

  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-8
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a delicious thriller filled with elements that make you rack your brains too. This mystery is the one even you would want to solve. Watch it for an amazing story and its even better execition. Crime mysteries just got better in Bollywood! I am going for 4/5 here!

  •  Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-6
What would have got my vociferous approval is if the ending had lived up to all that promising foreplay. But I wouldn’t write this one off entirely. Give Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! a chance. Plus, this is a film where the supporting cast has done remarkably well. Whether it’s Swastika Mukherjee

  •  Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Hungama Network Rating-4
There are many factors which may make the film struggle at the Box Office. A few of them include unwanted violence (esp. in the second half), a plot that went haywire and also too much of thriller elements. Generally, any kind of murder mystery comes with a sinister motive

  •  Bollywood Life | Review By -Rukmini Chopra Rating-8
Bollywood has aimed to shell out several murder mysteries in the past and failed miserably. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy however is a treat to watch, especially for all Sherlock Holmes fans. Trust me, you will forget about the ruling Khans once you see Sushant in his killer

  •  AP Herald | Review By -Mallika Circar Rating-7
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a murder mystery like no other bollywood detective film and can be easily compared to the international standard of film making, due to its amazing direction and performances. The film has been shot spectacularly, but the fact that it involves a lot of blood

  •  Moviez Adda | Review By -Divya Solgama Rating-7
It is one of the good films we have recently witnessed in our Hindi cinema. Though, the masala film lovers will be highly disappointed with this movie as they might find it slow, boring and will fail to understand the plot line of the film. As for all those who love reading good detective
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  •  Yahoo Movies | Review By -Rummana Ahmed Rating-7
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy despite the sluggish pace makes for an engrossing watch. Dibakar Banerjee manages to recreate an old world charm and a sense of nostalgic intrigue that we felt as children while watching the Byomkesh Bakshi series on DD. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is

  •  Glamsham | Review By -Martin D'Souza Rating-5
Dibakar Banerjee's DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY is a fine visual treat with streaks of genius. But what goes against this movie is that it lacks soul, and it drags for over two-and-a-half hours. Detective films should be crisp and sharp with a narrative that keeps the audience hooked

  •  Now Running | Review By -Piyush Chopra Rating-8
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a thrilling murder mystery that leaves you awestruck and giddy with pleasure. A scrumptious delight of a film that has the repeat viewing value of a classic, missing it would be a crime only Byomkesh could solve. Your expectations will be returned to you after

  •  Masala | Review By -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-5
A thriller is supposed to keep you on the edge of your seat, involve you in the case, turn you into a detective and keep you double guessing. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy achieves all of the above alas only so briefly. After a point, especially in the second half, there were too many

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