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Satyanweshi (2013)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 6 August 2013 (India)
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A prince grants his father's dying wish and secures his inheritance by marrying. The palace librarian who was befriended by the new bride goes missing, and the prince invites Byomkesh Bakshi to uncover the truth behind his disappearance.


Rituparno Ghosh


Saradindu Bandopadhyay (based on story "Chorabali" Quick Sand) (as Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay), Rituparno Ghosh





Credited cast:
Sujoy Ghosh ... Byomkesh
Indraneil Sengupta ... Himangshu (as Indranil Sengupta)
Arpita Pal ... Aloka (as Arpita Chatterjee)
Anindya Chatterjee Anindya Chatterjee ... Ajit (as Anindya Chattopadhyay)
Sibaji Bandyopadhyay Sibaji Bandyopadhyay ... Kaligati
Anirban Ghosh Anirban Ghosh
Anandi Ghose Anandi Ghose ... Leela
Sanjoy Nag ... Diwan Chandrasekhar
Anindya Pulak Banerjee Anindya Pulak Banerjee ... (as Anindya Bandyopadhyay)
Swagata Bose Swagata Bose ... (as Swagata Basu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Parna Bhattacharjee Parna Bhattacharjee
Raj Bhoumik Raj Bhoumik
Pabitra Kumar Biswal Pabitra Kumar Biswal
Pinaki Biswas Pinaki Biswas
Haridas Chatterjee Haridas Chatterjee


Maharaja Arunangshu, the ruler of a princely state named Balabantpur,had made a wish list on his death bed in the presence of Dewan Chandrashekhar, the family physician Kaligati and the High Priest. It laid down certain conditions for his heir, his son Himangshu. The first of which forbade Himangshu from marrying a non Hindu girl, and the second demanded a legitimate heir within three years of his marriage. Bound by his father's conditions of succession, Himangshu is compelled to marry Alaka, an aspiring actress. A year and half into the marriage, Harinath, the young palace librarian disappears without any trace. This mystery occasions the arrival of the sleuth Byomkesh and his author friend Ajit to Balwantpur. The visit though is under the pretext of an invitation for a hunting expedition. In course of their stay, they unfold many secrets involving the residents of the palace and about the topography of Balwantpur. Byomkesh is particularly intrigued by the character of Kaligati, the ... Written by Aloke Majumder

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Last movie directed by Late Rituparno Ghosh, who died a few days after filming at the age of 49. See more »

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Awful Movie
4 June 2015 | by santosh-80516See all my reviews

This movie is awfully directed. I felt story line had a great suspense potential. Byomkesh's character is awful. dialogues are awful. Despite of potential suspense story direction is very poor for this movie. With all respect to Late Rituparna Ghosh, he made this movie as an art film instead of a thriller. This could have a been a better movie than this. Sujoy Ghosh looks dull in lead character. Background music was very bad. Poor poor dialogue delivery. Byomkesh is different here than you read and imagine . This is the worst suspense movie in Bangla I ever watched.... Byomkesh does not seem to work there.. he is not thinking much.. Movie is a total disappointing. Intead watch Hindi Byomkesh series in youtube which is worth watching..

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6 August 2013 (India) See more »

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India


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