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Dawshom Awbotaar review: Prosenjit Chatterjee and Anirban Bhattacharya’s bromance blooms in Srijit Mukherji’s masala thriller

Watch it for its unputdownable dialogues, fast-paced screenplay, and Srijit Mukherj’s unending love for Agatha Christie (#IYKYK)

Dawshom Awbotaar review: Prosenjit Chatterjee and Anirban Bhattacharya’s bromance blooms in Srijit Mukherji’s masala thriller
Prosenjit and Anirban in Dawshom Awbotaar

Last Updated: 11.20 PM, Oct 18, 2023


Story: Probir Roychowdhury (Prosenjit) and his subordinate Bijoy Podder (Anirban Bhattacharya) investigate a case of serial killing that follows a pattern of Vishnu’s 10 avatars. Meanwhile, Biswarup (Jisshu U Sengupta) finds his next target in Kolkata. 

Review: First thing first, Dawshom Awbotaar is unputdownably entertaining. It has action — decked up with slo-mo shots, romance — sealed with a kiss, and background music full of drama. And then there is the double bonanza of swag exuded by Probir Roychowdhury and Bijoy Podder. 


Srijit borrows a riveting style. It is not Jawan or Pushpa but it has that X factor that intrigues the audience to the film. It is dark but the director masks it with a high dose of commercial values and hence the film’s entertaining elements are never compromised. This presentation is garnished with fantastic dialogues that are used sometimes to evoke nostalgia for Baishe Srabon, Vinci Da, and Dwitiyo Purush, and sometimes, just like that. Dialogue is one of the major strengths of the film. 

Then comes the acting department. Prosenjit is back as Probir Roychowdhury and how! The character has its own mojo and nostalgic value. Probir has a razor-sharp mind that is seamlessly blended with the pathos of his loss. The actor reminds us of that every second. 

Then comes Anirban. He is outstanding. One can just watch Dawshom Awbotaar to watch him in awe. He is known to be a powerful actor and he does not let us down. Along with Prosenjit, he creates magic on screen. Their bromance is delectable and the backbone of Dawshom Awbotaar. 

Jisshu seems like Rahul Dravid in Srijit’s team – effortlessly dependable. Bishwarup is an author-backed character and he executes it with elan. His regular makeup is well-suited. 

The weakest links in the film are Jaya Ahsan as Moitree and the plot. We will get to the plot a little later. Jaya is a powerful actress but here she suffers partially for the way her character is portrayed. Moitree’s character is of a psychiatrist. The urban aura that is there looks imposed. The character could have been etched better. The actress gets better in the ending, especially when she has an intense conversation with Anirban in a red kurti. But that doesn’t salvage the overall falters. Moitree's character had potential of being someone worth remembering. But weak characterisation kills the chance.  

Jisshu Sengupta
Jisshu Sengupta

Now comes the plot. It is weak in terms of the way it pans out and it is well coated with action, drama and chase sequences. The resolution could have been stronger. However, the film pays a tribute to Agatha Christie and only a true blue ‘fan-boy’ can offer a homage like this. 

Anupam Roy and Rupam Islam’s all the songs are already a hit. Srijit films are known to give us good music and Dawshom scores well on that. There is an additional gift for the fans in the end that will also compel you to watch the end scroll – a practice that helps acknowledge the hard work of the people behind the film.

Verdict: Dawshom Awbotaar is a no-brainer must-watch. It promises entertainment and offers it unconditionally (barring the ending maybe). Watch it for its unputdownable dialogues, fast-paced screenplay and Srijit Mukherj’s unending love for Agatha Christie (#IYKYK). 

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