Doctor Bakshi (2023) Review: Parambrata Chatterjee & Subhashree Ganguly deliver impressive performances

Doctor Bakshi (2023) Bengali Movie Review:

Director Saptaswa Basu's medical thriller, Doctor Bakshi, was initially released in theaters on January 20, 2023, and later premiered on Addatimes on January 13, 2024. The film features Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Subhashree Ganguly in the lead roles, with Bonny Sengupta, Devtanu, Maahi Kar, Akshay Kapoor, and Rahul Roy in supporting roles.

The narrative revolves around three central characters: Aditya (Bonny Sengupta), Dr. Bakshi (Parambrata Chatterjee), and writer Mrinalini (Subhashree Ganguly). Aditya attempts to kill Dr. Bakshi and is subsequently arrested. Meanwhile, Mrinalini, enjoying a holiday to complete her next writing project, encounters a stranger who misbehaves with her.

Upon awakening, she discovers that the stranger is dead in her room and receives a call from Dr. Bakshi, instructing her to follow his orders under the threat of harm. The film explores why Mrinalini becomes a target for Dr. Bakshi, the motive behind Aditya's attempt on Dr. Bakshi's life, and the real identity of writer Mrinalini.

The movie boasts strong performances from Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Subhashree Ganguly, with a surprising twist. Parambrata Chattopadhyay, in the titular role, commands maximum screen presence and engages the audience effectively. Subhashree Ganguly convincingly portrays the character of Mrinalini. However, Bonny Sengupta's role offers limited depth within the script.

Unfortunately, the thriller Doctor Bakshi falls short due to its weak writing, screenplay, and underdeveloped characters. The lead characters lack proper backstories, leaving numerous unanswered questions. Additionally, the sci-fi elements fail to significantly impact the overall script. The film is a continuation of Saptaswa Basu's previous medical thriller, Pratidwandi, where Saswata Chatterjee brilliantly portrayed the character of Doctor Arunava Bakshi, exposing a medical scam involving the use of expired drugs for children.


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