Dakbaksho is a film you can watch, as it's relatively good despite being a launchpad for so many debutants, including the directors and lead actors. But the ultimate choice is yours.
Avro (Satrajit), a freelance photographer, enters the life of frustrated documentary maker Srija (Supriti) amidst a scenario filled with mistrust, deceit and mystery.
is thriller that starts good but goes too soft towards the end. Then there is the rather gripping mystery that falls flat on its face once the plot is unravelled. The reason for this are many. For one, the actors somehow fail to live up to the momentum, and put in rather damp performances just when the situation demanded more. For one, Satrajit is good as the eccentric photographer, but fails to make a mark once his true identity is revealed. The same goes for Supriti and Pradip Roy, who plays a pipe-smoking important-looking character quite well till the storyline virtually spoils his character. The other actors are average at best, some making it amply clear that they are acting with their unnecessary overacting.
The music is fine, a couple of songs pretty good, but it hardly adds anything to the film. A thriller definitely demands support from the music department, especially the background score. But in this case, it's too flat to add to the mystery.
Visually too, it's an average experience, with no shot to highlight as such. In fact, there's this often promoted shot where Supriti swaps position in a cab in two subsequent shots. While one shot shows her sitting to the right of Avro in the passenger seat, the next shows her resting her chin on the left window and smiling at the view outside. A jarring discontinuinity, if not anything else. Overall,
is a film you can watch, as it's relatively good despite being a launchpad for so many debutants, including the directors and lead actors. But the ultimate choice is yours.