1. Byomkesh Bakshi is back
In the latest Bengali film Satyanweshi Byomkesh, directed by Sayantan Ghoshal, Parambrata Chattopadhyay plays the famous detective from the classic fiction of our youth created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Not only does the film successfully capture the essence of every Byomkesh whodunnit while making us nostalgic, it is a more contemporary version filled with intrigue and has an intelligent plot. The following six scenes stand out the most in this exciting mystery movie. Check them out!
Right in the opening scene, Byomkesh walks into a guarded patient’s ward in a public hospital disguised as a doctor. He takes a letter from the patient, who seems to be an injured refugee or rebel, and is waiting for him. The man is grateful for his help and asks his name, even though he shouldn’t, but wants to remember him. Byomkesh pauses, then says “Bakshi. Byomkesh Bakshi.” This makes an impact as we become properly aware that the great detective is back.
2. Meeting Sukumari Devi for the first time
At the ghazal singer Sukumari Devi’s house, Byomkesh and Ajit (played by Rudranil Ghosh) go disguised as elderly Sikh men. She sees through it and it was not for her benefit anyway, but for her patrons. He tells her he has been appointed by Santosh babu, and she is generally very defensive and makes a jibe about them coming for cheap. Ajit is offended and storms out, but Byomkesh evenly has a repartee about not coming for as cheap as the lipstick she is wearing. She is rendered momentarily speechless. In this scene, we are reminded of Byomkesh’s wit.
3. A cup of tea with politics
When there is a strained conversation between Byomkesh and Santosh babu about his politics. Byomkesh says that a so-called leftist politician would hardly capture, punish and even kill dissenters to which Santosh makes a snide remark about how principled Byomkesh seems to be just because he does work for the central government, and that he should just hang his principles up on a wall if he advocates supporting violent Naxalites.
4. A triggered lover
5. Uday and Hena
Uday recounts the time when he told Hena he loves her and wants to marry her, and will do anything for her, she said that his father is a powerful politician who will not approve of it because she is Muslim, but he insists they are adults and he will even convert for her. However, she pays no heed and dismisses him. Later, Uday spies her with another lover and realises she never actually cared for him. We see much more of Hena here and hear her speak properly for the first time.
6. Unveiling the mystery
When the mystery is unravelled in a roomful of people with everybody present, in true Byomkesh style, and we finally get to the bottom of the story. Indeed, it does not disappoint, and if you have not watched it yet, you will be in for a treat– a story full of twists and lots of surprises.
Which of these scenes did you enjoy the most? Tell us in the comments below!
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