Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Subhasree Ganguly, and Bonny Sengupta Starrer, Doctor Bakshi. A Bengali film is a complex science fiction and fantasy story.
A few years ago, teachers and doctors were considered service professions. Doctors are still sworn to serve humanity.
There have been many advances in medical science. Medicines for various chronic diseases have also been discovered.
But now most of it is driven by the profit of the trade. All over the world, multinational drug companies, and suppliers of medical products have tied up with some dishonest, greedy, and corrupt doctors to trap businesses in the name of medical care.
Under the multi- or super-speciality hospitals and service centres that we see growing up all around, it is seen in the news how rich doctors and businessmen just exploit the common people and endanger the lives of small children.
Director Saptaswa Basu's new film, 'Doctor Bakshi' is about the exploits of corrupt doctors and 'servant' businessmen in today's society.
The full form of the word 'Bakshi' is "Brain Altering Key By Stimulating Hyperreal Image." It is, of course, the brainchild and imagination of Saptaswa Basu and screenwriter Arnab Bhaumik.
A fusion of science and fantasy. Parambrata Chattopadhyay plays 'Doctor Bakshi' in the film, who is the disciple of his predecessor 'Doctor Bakshi' (Saswata Chatterjee).
Subhasree Ganguly played the role of Mrinalini, the wife of Parambrata Chattopadhyay. The two of them visited various hospitals and nursing homes to find and punish corrupt doctors.
There is also a secret pact with the government to root out this corruption. So far, the purpose of the film is clear, and social responsibility can also be mentioned.
But because of that, the framework within which stories are told in the mystery and thriller genres has largely become a commercial compromise.
Moving away from the seriousness that the subject demands, drama and plot twists seem to have given more priority to the religion of the thriller.
Even the place of misunderstanding between husband and wife in the screenplay may seem a bit complicated to the audience.
Is the depiction of certain scenes in Cycladic Light, particularly an imaginary morgue, the right mix of science fiction and science?
This question remains. The twists and turns of the screenplay are as enjoyable at first as they are confusing at the end.
At the beginning of the film, the verse from the Gita was recited, but the sequence was not maintained later.
Can the sequence of events always be explained logically? Maybe not. But it has to be admitted that Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Subhasree Ganguly have "gelled" quite a lot since "Boudi Canteen".
Audiences will love them. Bonny Sengupta did not do badly in a small role. Subhadeep Mitra's background music is created according to the mood of the thriller.
Prosenjit Chowdhury's camera has given Saptaswa Basu a lot to work with.
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