Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (U/A)
03/Apr/2015 Mystery, Thriller 150mintues

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Beautiful Noir and little else

Mounted imaginatively, the film is beautiful. Noir to the core like only dibakar can, one falls in love with the frames. Performed well too, everyone in the cast fits the role easily and brings out the right amount of evil to their parts. Sushant Singh as the titular detective is perfect too as long...(more)

Source: Ameet Bhuvan, MovieCrow


With a stunning build-up, Dibakar keeps you guessing till the very end

For Byomkesh Bakshi connoisseurs --- borne out of Saradindu Bandopadhay�s stories or Rajit Kapoor�s Doordarshan avatar of the bhadralok sleuth, or both --- Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, with a definitive �Y�, may seem like an audacious departure. Our Mr Bakshy is a far cry from the self-assured, retic...(more)

Source: Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle


A classic whodunit thriller which holds the suspense quite firmly till the end.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and especially for those who are not smitten by Sherlock Holmes; for them this is a tight mystery with a top-notch execution. Dibakar�s Calcutta of 1940, dopey and dark; take a ride of this side of the town.(more)

Source: Surabhi Redkar, Koimoi


DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! can be skipped, without any regrets.

The film scores very heavily in its breath taking production value (Vandana Kataria), who is definitely a name to watch out for in this department. Even the film's music (Sneha Khanwalkar, Dibakar Banerjee, Madboy/Mink, Blek, Mode AKA, Joint Family, IJA, Peter Cat Recording Co. - PCRC) comes across ...(more)

Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama


Its biggest weakness is its leading man Sushant Singh Rajput

�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. (more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express


Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a mystery movie that doesn't mystify

The original stories are so beautifully plotted, so inherently appealing on the most basic level, that even watching those old television episodes on YouTube grabs us immediately by the collar. The multiple Byomkesh adaptations Bengal keeps churning out might not make for great cinema, but, base...(more)

Source: Raja Sen.,

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend 3rd Weekend 4th Weekend Life Time Collection Opening Day Opening Weekend
USA ($) 154329.00 78569.00 29978.00 --- --- 335500.00
Australia (A$) 32332.00 7060.00 --- --- --- 41628.00
Malaysia (MYR) 9774.00 3384.00 --- --- --- 9862.00
India (Rs) --- --- --- 270500000.00 42000000.00 140000000.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Calcutta Kiss ” Madboy, Mink Imaad Shah, Saba Azad Listen
2 “Bach Ke Bakshy” Sneha Khanwalkar, Dibaker Banerjee Gowri Jayakumar, Big Deal, Thomson Andrews, Trevor, Rap by: Smokey the Ghosht, Craz Professa
3 “Byomkesh In Love” Rishi Bradoo Rishi Bradoo, Anil Bradoo, Usri Banerjee
4 “Jaanam ” Suryakant Sawhney Suryakant Sawhney
5 “Chase In Chinatown” Sandeep Madhavan Vyshnav Balasubramaniam, Sandeep Madhavan, Manas Ullas
6 “Life's A Bitch” Akshay De Akshay De
7 “Yang Guang Lives” Ija IJA
8 “jukebox” Listen