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Doctor Bakshi review: Parambrata Chatterjee, Subhashree Ganguly, and Bonny Sengupta’s sci-fi thriller falls flat

One needs to learn storytelling first.

2.5/5rating
Doctor Bakshi review: Parambrata Chatterjee, Subhashree Ganguly, and Bonny Sengupta’s sci-fi thriller falls flat
Soctor Bakshi
  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 05.00 AM, Jan 21, 2023

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Story: Aditya (Bonny Sengupta) shoots a car that has Dr Bakshi (Parambrata Chatterjee) inside. Meanwhile, famous writer Mrinalini (Subhashree Ganguly) gets a call from Dr Bakshi while she holidays at a beach destination and she gets entangled in a series of dangers. She will be freed only if she acts according to Dr Bakshi.

Review: The theme that Doctor Bakshi has chosen is well-explored in Hollywood: Matrix, 1899, and Westworld to name a few. The reason those films are widely successful is not just because they had a stupendous budget but because they have convincingly portrayed alternative realities. Their ideas are novel. Doctor Bakshi has picked a similar theme and presents a story of good and bad and that makes it a tad tiring to watch. It becomes particularly predictable when Dr Bakshi says, ‘The game is on.” Meanwhile, the target audience of this film has already watched similar content of extremely superior quality.

Another problem area is its shoddy making. There are a few unnecessary and some underexplored scenes. Why is there a dance at the beach or why does Bittu gets a surgery box? No one knows. Why do we see Saswata Chatterjee just for a glimpse? What is his relationship with Abhi? No one knows. We are not even discussing the credibility of the presentation. Even after that, the story is not convincing because there has been no character development. The film talks about a look that becomes the heart of the story.

Subhashree and Parambrata did a fairly decent job, though Parambnrata appears to be stiff occasionally. Bonny has little chance as far as the script is concerned. Neither music nor location seems to be gripping in the film.

Verdict: Criminality among doctors, running businesses using babies, etc are the themes of the film. This is not a subject you get to see every day in the Bengali film industry. However, that cannot save a whole film. One needs to learn storytelling first.

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