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Byomkesh O Agnibaan Review

U/A Thriller 1 hrs 45 mins Sep 22, 2017
Excellent
3.5

Critics

3.5

Users

3.5

Byomkesh O Agnibaan Review & Rating

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Anjan Dutt has effortlessly carry forwarded the thriller in a flow. The director has not complicated the story unnecessarily. In the moment of extreme tension, Ajit's dialogues serve as comic relief. Some moments also make the audience think. The moment when pure 'Bangaliana' emerges naturally or those moments when Byomkesh and Ajit talk about patriotism has been beautifully captured by the camera. 

Rating from  anandabazar

Anjan Dutt has merged the stories of 'Agnibaan' and 'Uposonghar'. A hint of another story 'Satyan...

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Jissu Sengupta as Byomkesh and Saswata Chatterjee as Ajit is a great partner in crime solving on-screen since the inception of Anjan 's  Byomkesh franchisee and Adding himself as the main villain Anjan Dutt has got an exceptional trio natural actor set for the central characters. Ankita as the Anglo Indian pub crooner Lucy plays a glamorous yet distressed character and Swastika was a perfect fit for the way Anjan Dutt recreates Malati character from Agnibaan.

Rating 3.5 from  KUSHEELAB CHATTERJEE

Mystery thriller trend in puja is back with Anjan Dutt's new Byomkesh movie. The movie is an adap...

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Dutt has promised a grand scale which didn't come out properly. However, the flaws have been covered by the acting of Jisshu Sengupta and Saswata Chatterjee. There is not a single fault in their performance as investigating partners. Jisshu is only improving with every Byomkesh film.

Rating 3 from  anandabazar

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  • KUSHEELAB CHATTERJEE

    25 Sep 17 @ 12:37 PM

    Mystery thriller trend in puja is back with Anjan Dutt's new Byomkesh movie. The movie is an adaptation combining two original Byomkesh stories Agnibaan and Uposonhar by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.The movie also shows a much younger version of Byomkesh and Ajit duo to introduce the charecter of the villain Anukul Doctor in a flashback sequence which involves the debut story of Byomkesh "Satyanneshi".The timeline of the movie is set in post independence era and the two separate cases are six years apart in time scale. The storyline involves a stolen match box which holds chemically poisoned matchsticks. This was procured during the case of Agnibaan and gets stolen from the forensic lab to mark the inception of story of Uposonhar.The matchbox is suspected to be stolen by Kokonod Gupta who comes to Byomkesh s house and tells ajit he and Byomkesh are old acquaintances. Who is this mystery man ? And why is he interested in Byomkesh? The answers are revealed as the story progresses. Many shady charecter s, post war Kolkata,Anglo Indian Pubs intensifies the thrill and cat and mouse chase between Ajit and Byomkesh. The origin of the matchstick ,that is the essence of the Agnibaan case , is also shown parallely as Ajit describes the same to the policeman and the mess manager.Fine editing has efficiently stitched the three stories and one does not get bored watching it .

    Jissu sengupta as Byomkesh and Saswata Chatterjee as Ajit is a great partner in crime solving on-screen since the inception of Anjan 's  Byomkesh franchisee and Adding himself as the main villain Anjan Dutt has got an exceptional trio natural actor set for the central characters. Ankita as the Anglo indian pub cruner Lucy plays a glamorous yet distressed charecter  and Swastika was a perfect fit for the way Anjan Dutt recreates Malati charecter from Agnibaan. However, the flirting nature and ravishing beauty having extra marrital  affair with the neighborhood doctor characterization of Malati might seem uncanny to the avid readers of the original piece. The colorist does a fine job for keeping continuity in the 70s Kolkata backdrop. But the climax scene acting of Anjan Dutt seems unnecessary and the attributed patriotism in Byomkesh should have been more subtle rather than literal. Analysing power scenario of World and giving larger motive to the case does make the movie overly concerned about the post independence crisis rather than actually focussing on the crime. Not every villain should turn into a philosopher.T he background score helps to aggregate the tension in the flirting as well as in the chasing scenes.

    All-over, the movie fails to portray the actual timeline of Kolkata , still deserves a 7 out of 10 for the natural acting and the original war footages used in the title card.

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What is the film all about?

Merging 'Agniban' and 'Uposonghar', two detective novels penned by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Anjan Dutt's 'Byomkesh O Agniban' is a thriller movie revolving around a string f murders, a deadly invention of a scientist which goes missing. The period drama captures Satwanweshi and his friend Ajit's investigation which will end when they will discover the truth breaking the veil of mystery.

What to expect from the movie?

  • A mindblowing thriller

Being the sixth installment of Anjan Dutt's super-hit Byomkesh Bakshi franchise, this is expected that 'Byomkesh O Agniban' will be a nail-biting thriller. This time, director Anjan Dutt is bringing not one but two stories merged into one movie which will keep you on the edge of the sit. 

  • Outstanding chemistry between Byomkesh and Ajit 

Actor Jisshu Sengupta and Saswata Chatterjee's chemistry has always been on point. The audience has loved to watch the bromance of Satwanweshi Byomkesh Bakshi and his friend cum assistant Ajit Bandyopadhyay on the screen. In fact, this chemistry has become the USP of the movie. Naturally, the chemistry of these on and off screen jodis will be one of the main attraction of the film.

  • Jisshu as Byomkesh and Saswata as Ajit

Jisshu Sengupta and Saswata Chatterjee being amazing actors have won the audience's hearts with their performances. With time, they have become the representation of the iconic fictional characters. The expectation from Jisshu and Saswata will be high this time. 

  • Anjan Dutt

Director Anjan Dutt has never disappointed as the maker of Byomkesh films. This time, he will also essay the prime antagonist opposite Jisshu's Byomkesh. We will definitely expect an outstanding performance from the noted filmmaker.