Byomkesh O Durgo Rohosyo Review: Satyam Bhattacharya as Manilal steals the show

Byomkesh O Durgo Rohosyo Cast:

Dev, Rukmini Maitra, Rajatava Dutta, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Shantilal Mukherjee, Debesh Chattopadhyay, Satyam Bhattacharya, Shankar Debnath, Bhaskar Mukherjee, Debraj Mukherjee, Sayantan Maitra, Atmadeep Ghosh, Sampurna Mondal, Pujita Banerjee, Sumit Dutta, Raktim Samanta

Director: Birsa Dasgupta

Byomkesh O Durgo Rohosyo (2023) Review:

The detective thriller Byomkesh O Durgo Rahasya is an adaptation of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s novel "Durgo Rahasya". In this rendition, Inspector Purandar Pandey (played by Shantilal Mukherjee) reaches out to detective Byomkesh Bakshi (portrayed by Dev) through a telegram, seeking assistance in unraveling the circumstances surrounding the demise of Professor Ishan Chandra Majumder, which is attributed to a snakebite.

Accompanied by his pregnant wife Satyabati (Rukmini Maitra) and his friend Ajit Bandyopadhyay (Ambarish Bhattacharya), Byomkesh embarks on a journey to decipher the enigma behind Professor Ishan Chandra Majumder's death.

Director Birsa Dasgupta's rendition of the mystery thriller Byomkesh O Durgo Rohosyo presents the renowned sleuth in an entirely novel light, diverging from our previous encounters with the character. The film deliberately caters to a broader audience, capitalizing on Dev's popularity among the younger generation. The dialogues and overall presentation contribute to a distinctly commercial cinematic experience.

In contrast to the familiar image of the truth-seeking Byomkesh, characterized by his acute observation and deductive prowess, this portrayal introduces us to a more action-oriented Byomkesh who engages in confrontations with antagonists and delivers impactful one-liners. Dev's portrayal takes on the essence of a commercial hero, deviating from the traditional Byomkesh persona, yet he effectively embodies the character's essence.

From a technical standpoint, credit is due to cinematographer Subhankar Bhar for crafting a visually captivating narrative. Noteworthy is Diptarka Bose's contribution to the musical aspect of the film.

Satyam Bhattacharya's portrayal of Manilal shines as a standout performance. Having previously appeared in "Subharambha" his remarkable depiction in "Ballabhpurer Roopkotha" propels him into the spotlight.

Rajatava Dutta's portrayal of the fort's owner, Ram Kishore Singha, exudes conviction. While Rukmini Maitra's performance as Satyabati is satisfactory, her character in this iteration deviates from previous depictions. Unlike before, where her inadvertent conversations occasionally aided Byomkesh, her role now takes a different trajectory.

Ambarish Bhattacharya's rendition of Ajit primarily centers around his role in tending to the pregnant Satyabati at home, often accompanying her, as opposed to his constant presence alongside Byomkesh. Shantilal Mukherjee's portrayal of Inspector Purandar Pandey aptly contributes to the investigative narrative with insightful inputs.

In essence, Birsa Dasgupta's Byomkesh O Durgo Rohosyo emerges as a skillfully executed film, enriched with visual splendors, impactful dialogues, commendable performances, and a compelling narrative.


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