"Detective" and that too before a name like Byomkesh Bakshi, which transports me to my childhood; being a diehard fan of the television adaptation who can still give CID a run for their life and money..Expectations..Expectations and more Expectations! The name itself shouts loudly 'Whodunit'?
Its far from your average Bollywood outing (read commercial potboilers) and far more detailed than our Indian Sherlock Holmes adaptation - Samraat & Co. Each and every scene is crafted like a genius working on a canvas backed by a brilliant background music and soundtrack. People looking for shock element with every passing frame and an edge of the seat thriller will satisfy their appetite but only to an extent and many would claim to solve the mystery even before our Bakshy Babu smells it. Right from the start the plot sucks you in and you can sense something big, something more than just a murder mystery where Sushant Singh plays the part quite convincingly.
The plot could have been more crisp, the length could have been cut short by 30 minutes, the pace could have been faster..And yes..We can point out few more flaws but it’s far from it..it still deserves a watch for the masterful filmmaking experience. Its seldom Bollywood churns out such cinema which stays with you for quite some time even after you leave the cinema hall..Mission Accomplished!