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  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 5.9  (594)

Satyanweshi is an Indian Bengali thriller film that released in 2013. It is based on the famous detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the legendary Bengali author, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The film is directed by Rituparno Ghosh and features an ensemble cast including Sujoy Ghosh, Indraneil Sengupta, and Arpita Chatterjee. The film begins with Byomkesh Bakshi returning to Kolkata from a trip to the hills with his wife Satyabati. He is approached by his friend Ajit who requests him to investigate a seemingly simple case of a missing person. The missing person is a wealthy businessman's son, who had gone out for a morning walk and has not returned home since. Byomkesh initially reluctant to take up the case, gets drawn into it when he learns that the missing person was involved in an extramarital affair and had a shady past.

As Byomkesh delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a complex web of deceit, greed, and betrayal. He discovers that the missing person was not who he professed to be, and that his family and business associates were hiding important information from the police. Through his relentless pursuit of the truth, Byomkesh uncovers a larger conspiracy involving corporate espionage and murder.

The performances in the film are top-notch, particularly Sujoy Ghosh in the lead role of Byomkesh Bakshi. He brings a quiet intensity to his portrayal of the detective, capturing the character's sharp mind and insightful observations. Indraneil Sengupta as Ajit is also impressive, bringing humor and warmth to his role as Byomkesh's friend and confidante. Arpita Chatterjee as the victim's wife is excellent, conveying the character's pain and vulnerability with subtlety and grace.

The film's direction by Rituparno Ghosh is masterful, as he builds a tense and atmospheric mystery that keeps the audience engaged until the very end. The editing and cinematography are also top-notch, creating a sense of unease and foreboding that permeates the film. The music, by Bickram Ghosh, is haunting and evocative, adding to the film's overall atmosphere.

Satyanweshi is a fitting tribute to the famous detective Byomkesh Bakshi, and a testament to the creative vision of its director and cast. It is a gripping and engaging film that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Highly recommended for fans of the genre, as well as anyone looking for a well-crafted and suspenseful thriller.

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    1 hr 57 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (594)