MOVIE REVIEW: Byomkesh Pawrbo 2016

Byomkesh Pawrbo was a good watch. The drama was there, the suspense could be felt, the pace of the story was just about right and the background score was much to my liking. But what sets this Byomkesh movie apart is the brilliant cinematography – it was a pure visual delight. The director also took a leaf out Ian Fleming’s James Bond and we saw the Bengali sleuth beating the hell out of his adversaries, in style. Abir looks sharp as ever. Ritwik as Ajit doesn’t fail to impress either. I am still not sure who I like more in the role of Satyabati – Ushashi or Sohini. While the movie stayed true to the original story ‘Amriter Mrityu’, it dragged at times, during those unnecessary scenes, like the day trip.