Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Synopsis: "CALCUTTA 1943 A WAR - A MYSTERY - and A DETECTIVE" Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is based on the early exploits of India's first true-blue detective, created by Bengali bestseller writer Saradindu Bandyopadhyay. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the film is set in the Second World War torn Calcutta during the 1940s and follows the first adventure of Byomkesh Bakshy (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. Using his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction.
Director(s): Dibakar Banerjee
Production: Yash Raj Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
139 min

November, 1942, Calcutta

A world war was on

The Japanese army was at the

Burma border aiming for Calcutta

We, the Calcuttans...

...were caught between our British

overlords and the Jap invaders

Are you deaf?

You understand only one language

Watch out!


A message for Shanghai

I'm taking what's mine

Last table

Whenever he talks, you feel like

smashing his teeth in

I don't care if Gandhi stays in jail

I never donate

I'm not asking for charity. I need

some help

I don't help either.

Who sent you?

What happened?

My father's been missing

for two months

So, why are you here?

Report it to the police

- I did

- So Daddy is not a big shot?

Morgue? Hospitals?

Maybe he came under a tram

I've looked everywhere.

Hospitals, morgues

- I want your opinion

- Forget it

Forget it. That's my advice.


- But he's my father

- Sure

a) Maybe he was kidnapped. But

no one asked for a ransom

Or you'd be asking for money,

not advice

b) He was murdered,

corpse hidden

Got caught in a shady deal.

Came to a bad end

c) He's alive. On the run.

Involved in a shady deal

d) He's run away with a woman

Leela, I have spoken to Prof. Bose

He wants me to apply for the maths

lecturer's job

I'll get it. I'll become a lecturer

That's what worried you

No money, no job, no inheritance

There's your insurance

What are you hiding?

Let me see

Whose marriage invite?

You're marrying Atanu Sen? The

Chemistry gold medalist?

The guy with the great job

at Hind Chemics?

"Atanu weds Leela"

You didn't tell me your name

You didn't ask

Ajit Banerjee

I know

Everyone knows you

Did your father leave

some money behind?


That would tell us if he ran

or planned to go

- I need to examine his box

- You have it?


- Can I see it?

- No

No cash here

Any other belongings?


Was he a chemist?

Calcutta University

Gold medalist. 1920

War bonds worth 10,000

In Kamalbala Devi's name.

Who is she?

My mother

She lives in the village

- ls your father diabetic?

- Yes

- Likes chewing betel leaf?

- Likes? He's addicted to paan

- Made his own mix

- Where's his paan box?

Didn't see it at the lodge

What does he do?

Not much

Doesn't have a regular job

I have no idea

We didn't talk much

I mean we don't

But he pays your bills

Either you've kidnapped

your own father...

...or you're playacting with me

- Or something is fishy

- Meaning?

A man with no steady job pays for

his son's room, fancy cigarettes

Buys bonds for his second wife.

You failed to mention that

How did you know?

It's on the bonds.

Kamalbala, aged 24

A newly married man doesn't leave

his second wife for another woman

Option D is out. Don't hide

facts from me

The insulin and the paan box.

Something's fishy

Why fishy?

Maybe he just went away


Nothing "just" happens

in this world

Look, it's no big deal for me

Two days at the lodge

and I'll figure it all out

Your father could be alive

and innocent

Or dead and guilty

Shall I go?

Find out for you?

Watch out, mister!

Come here!

Ok! Hold his legs down

He was shouting "Free Bengal"

slogans at College Square

The police love thrashing students

like him

Let me see

Your pulse

I'm fine

Doesn't look like it

I saw the vacancy sign outside.

I need a room

- Your name?

- Atul Chakravani

I'm looking for work. First time

in Calcutta


Munger. Just got off the train

Someone at the station said...

...your lodge is the cheapest

and the best


If you skip class again...

...I'll break your other leg

- You're the manager?

- No rooms free

I don't understand

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