Byomkesh O Durgo Rahosyo movie review (2023)
Byomkesh O Durgo Rohosyo encompasses the quintessential elements of a typical Tollywood thriller: action-packed sequences, energetic music, captivating crime scenes, and, of course, the charismatic presence of Dev. However, it deviates from the conventional Byomkesh-Ajit duo dynamic, opting for a fresh interpretation. This rendition portrays Byomkesh as more physically adept than cerebral, and Ajit as a lover of indulgence, prioritizing food and drink over literature. Director Birsa Dasgupta’s creative license is evident here, though individual appreciation for this departure may vary.
At the core, the narrative and character depth face certain setbacks. While the chronological flow of events remains intact, the characters struggle to leave a substantial mental impact. The storytelling might come across as somewhat superficial. Ajit, portrayed by Ambarish, possesses the uncanny ability to anticipate Byomkesh’s thoughts, yet rarely engages with books or newspapers. Ambarish commendably embraces this new rendition of Ajit. On the other hand, Satyabati (Rukmini) appears to have a limited role in her husband’s pursuit of truth. While Rukmini captures the body language of a pregnant woman convincingly, her dialogue delivery could benefit from refinement. Notably, the performances by other key characters portrayed by Rajatava, Santilal, Satyam Bhattacharya, and the rest are praiseworthy.
Moving on to Dev as Byomkesh, his portrayal leans more towards an action hero than the traditionally super-intelligent Satyanweshi. The storyline does provide moments for his intellectual prowess to shine, albeit sparingly. Dev aptly embraces the challenge of portraying this new facet of the detective, navigating the film’s progression adeptly and blending action with character.
Visually, the film stands out as a treat for the eyes. Cinematographer Subhankar Bhar beautifully crafts frames that both transport the audience to the historical period and enhance the enigmatic aura surrounding the crime scene — a desolate hilltop fortress. The musical composition by Diptarka Bose and Adeep Singh Manki contributes to the suspense as the mystery deepens and the intensity of the action escalates.
As previously noted, Byomkesh O Durgo Rohosyo sits comfortably within the thriller genre, offering an amalgamation of elements without exceptional standout. Yet, this isn’t a reason to dismiss the film entirely. It possesses the qualities that warrant a viewing, offering a diverse range of cinematic experiences.
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