August 13, 2010 (CalcuttaTube): Anjan Dutta’s Byomkesh Bakshi drew much crowd at Nandan this evening.
Nandan, one of the main cultural premises of Kolkata was visited by many movie lovers, celebrities including cast and crew of the movie, and of course press.
Byomkesh Bakshi based on Sharadindu Bandopadhyay’s Aadim Ripu, has Abir Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee as Byomkesh and Ajit. The film also stars Rudranil Ghosh, Kalyan Chatterjee, Pijush Ganguly, Biswajeet Chakrobarty, Swastika Mookherjee and others.
Anjan Dutta who has set the film in the backdrop of sixties Kolkata at the premiere said, “Even though the film is being referred to as Anjan Dutta’s Byomkesh Bakshi, I have just directed it. Personally I rate literature a bit higher than cinema, and I have tried to remain as much faithful as I possibly could to the original story.”
Dutta also expressed gratitude for his producer Kaustubh Ray for his support in making this film. “When I started the project my producer told just to me carry on with the work and not worry much about box-office. It was a great feeling to work with a producer that supportive,” said the director.
The cine lovers of Kolkata are really excited about the film and were happy to see their favorite stars at the premiere of this much awaiteddetective movie.
The film turned about to be a very pleasant watch. Abir is smart, brilliant and candid as Byomkesh, and Saswata fine enough as the detective’s best pal Ajit. Pijush, Swastika, Biswajit and others all did their parts well. Veteran actor Kalyan Chatterjee once again proves his acting capabities in the role of Kestobabu. And Rudraneel simply mesmerizes!! The young talent, also very famous for doing comedies, has a very wide range of acting.
The film, even though thriller, is more based on dialogues than actions and so-called adventures. The movie has a smooth homogeneously flow. Anjan Dutta’s impresses with his way of telling a detective story, so rich in drama.
All the departments have been efficiently handled in the film. The cinematography and the dialogues are especially enjoyable. The movie portrays a good retro image. Neel Dutta has scored good music.
Among the audience were present celebs like Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Biplab Chattopadhyay, June Malia, Arindam Seal, Kanchan Mullick, Biswanath Basu, Neel Mukhopadhyay, and of course Abir’s actor parents.