Film Review: Byomkesh Phire Elo

Byomkesh Bakshi

It is extremely difficult to make a good Byomkesh film. Directors have tried and failed to portray the Satyanweshi in the perfect form. The best adaptation of Byomkesh Bakshi on screen till date was undoubtedly Uttam Kumar in Chidiyakhana (no, I didn’t like Basu Chatterjee’s series with Rajit Kapoor in lead).

The last two films directed by Anjan Dutt were miserably awful.  Byomkesh Phire Elo comes as a breath of fresh air in the adaptation of the super Bengali sleuth. Aabir Chatterjee is flawless in his portrayal of the mannerisms of Byomkesh. Based on the novel Benisanhar, the film does complete justice to Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s work.

The background score of the film was haunting and helped in the flow of narrative of the thriller. Every actor did full justice to their roles (special mention to the young actor who played Makrand). Kaushik Sen and Ushasie Chakraborty were over-the-top with their performances (and thankfully, did not have a lot of screen presence).

Although the climax was the film was too long, the message given through the film is admirable. With the various sub-plots, the film acts as a mirror to the turbulences in the human psyche, and the society at large.

Watch it if you are a fan of Byomkesh, you wouldn’t be disappointed. This is definitely Anjan Dutt’s best work in the series.

My Rating: 3/5 stars

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