Set in 1940s war-torn Calcutta, the film follows the first case of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy dealing with the opium-heroin trade, based on the famous detective series by Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.
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Well plotted detective story that provides a ripping tale taking place in '42 Calcutta featuring the character created by Bandopadhyay (kind of an Indian Sherlock Holmes). Production values are top notch and even if the finale is a little over baked getting there is quite enjoyable. Sushant Singh Rajput is well cast in the title role and the cinematography of Nikos Andritsakis should be noted.