6th episode of the second season of Hindi TV Serial Byomkesh Bakshi is a murder mystery. Titled as “Amrit Ki Maut” (Amrit’s Death), it is the fifth story explored in this season.
|TV Serial||:||Byomkesh Bakshi|
|Episode Title||:||Amrit Ki Maut|
|Associate Directors||:||Ravindra Singh, Kumarar Pravin|
|Asst. Music Director||:||Nanda Kumar Das|
|Sound||:||P. K. Chhabra, Pramod Purandare,|
|Make Up||:||Mahendra Chonkar|
|Wardrobe||:||Pyare Lal, Salim Jan (Assoicate), Madhav Men’s Modes (Dress Designer)|
|Art Director||:||Jadab Bhattacharya, Shankar Zade (Associate)|
|Editor||:||Birpal Singh, Godfrey Gonsalves|
|Photography||:||Ajay Prabhakar, H. N. Singh||Stills||:||Kamat Photo Flash|
|Make Up||:||Jagat kumar, Prakash Kotian|
|Screenplay||:||Saharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Basu Chatterji, Mriganka Shekhar Rai|
|Junior artists||:||Chandu & Co.|
Basu Chatterji Production for
|Starring||:||Rajit Kapoor (Byomkesh Bakshi), K K Raina (Ajit Kumr Banerji), Robi Ghosh (Badridash), Kalyan Chatterji (Rakhal Das), Gagan Gupta (Nilkanth Adhikari), Mahesh Raj (Inspector Sukhmoy Samant), Pramod Misrekar (Sadanand Sur), S. S. Johar (T. T. Manotosh Roy), Arun Desai (Vishwanath Mullick), Pinaki Mukherji (Gopal), Shaffiquddin (Patla), Imran (Dasu), Ajit Ghosh (Servant of Badridas), and others…|
Let us take a bird’s eye view to the story explored in this episode.
We got to see that a few kids were playing and as it often happens in many cases, they came at a point where they were making fun of each other. They even tried to mark others as quite fearful fellows. The game comes to a point where Amrit is blamed for being fearful of them all. His fear, especially of ghosts was the talk of the group.
As happens in such cases, Amrit retaliated to prove that he is not fearful indeed. And the bait has come to a point that to prove himself fearless, Amrit should go to the jungle and make a mark on a specific tree.
When Amrit was inside Jungle, they hear a gunshot and later found that Amrit was dead!
Who killed Amrit? And why? He is just an innocent boy, what makes him be a killing target? And actually, was it an accident or a thoughtful kill?
The way Byomkesh gets associated with this case is quite interesting. How the kids of a small village approaches Byomkesh (and Ajit of course) to pursue the case, and how he accepts it, is worth to watch.
Throughout the episode however you feel that the kids are not acting convincingly. Especially the dialogs are not delivered effectively by them. It clearly feels that they have somehow learn the dialogs by heart and are speaking them like they are reading. Even some of the supporting actors delivers dialog like that. And, that is one of the biggest let downs of the episode.
Some actors got good lines, especially “nahi nahi” phrase. If it was delivered by some good actor with great comic timings, it could have created marvel. Though it doesn’t fail adding light moments to the episode, it is not up to the mark at all.
The way the police officer tries to be over smart and attempt restricting Byomkesh’ actions is worth to watch. Even better is the way Byomkesh responds to him. The way he indulges into resolving the mystery is a delight to watch. We feel that, with each progressive episode, Ajit is getting lesser screen time.
The actual mystery and the way it is resolved is somehow less effective, if you compare with other episodes.
The script could have been even tighter. The dialogs are first rate, though. As said earlier, if they were delivered by better performers, the impact of episode would have been different.
At the same time, we must say that K K Raina and Rajit Kapoor come rescuing the episode with their superb acting. Their body language is completely in sync with their dialog delivery and facial expressions. They are simply superb.
The wardrobe is authentic, and so does the location. The time of World War and the impact of the same, is referred convincingly in this episode.
Basu Chatterjee proved it again that if you have good resources at your disposal then you can deliver a great media with limited budget.
Overall, not the best episode of the season, but nonetheless watchable. It is much better than some of the crap taking over the prime time these days.
Did you watch this serial? Have you read stories featuring Byomkesh Bakshi? We invite you to share your thoughts about the same here. And yes, do not forget to share this article with your friends over various social networks via Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and others. And yes, you may like to subscribe to our RSS feeds and follow us on various Social networks to get latest updates for the site to land right in your mail box.
Watch out for our views and reviews for the next episode of Byomkesh Bakshi – Season 2 which is a murder mystery titled as “Pahari Rahasya” which is worth watching.