Yes. You read it right! Our favourite Byomkesh Bakshi series are finally on Hoichoi app itself. The best part of the whole news is that we can have the glimpse of our favourite ‘Satyanneshi’ anywhere and anytime.
Now let’s go beyond one by one. Do you know about the new Hoichoi app?
SVF is Eastern India’s largest entertainment company dealing with television and movies. Their latest venture is the Hoichoi app; a one stop online destination for Bengali movies, original web series and over 800 songs.
Byomkesh Bakshi is a very famous and familiar character in Bengali diaspora but still if any of you are unaware of him then let me say this, you’re incomplete without knowing this white cotton cladded detective who claims to be a ‘Satyanneshi’ or finder of the truth and not just a mere detective.
This popular detective Bengali fiction written by Shardindu Bandhopadhay has been converted from books to movies, television series and now the latest version is the Hoichoi web series.
Byomkesh Bakshi is a private detective from old Calcutta of 1930s who is obsessed with finding out the truth in everything. There hasn’t been a single case that he couldn’t solve. An extremely intelligent person with a big heart, Byomkesh is different from others. He never hates the culprit but only the crime. Even after being so famous he lives an ordinary and low maintained life.
Ajit is his best friend and someone who never left his side since they met. He accompanies him everywhere and faces all the risks with his friend. He is a writer and he writes about all the adventures experienced with Byomkesh. His contribution in Byomkesh’s life is very important because many a times he takes care of situations Byomkesh cannot attend to out of which the most important ones belong to his household. Ajit is a person who dedicated his whole life to his beloved friend Byomkesh and his family.
The role of Ajit is being played by Subrat Datta.
Satyabati is the wife of Byomkesh. She is a strong, intelligent and self dependent woman. In spite of not getting enough attention from her husband she always stays beside and understands him because to cover up the lack of time Byomkesh remains undoubtedly loyal to her.
The press release event of Byomkesh Bakshi series on Hoichoi app was a grand one held in Park Hotel, Kolkata dated on 13th October 2017.
The actors and directors were present and they interacted with each one of us.
The role of Byomkesh is being played by actor Anirban Bhattacharya.
He was absolutely excited about how the audience reaction will be to his acting and to the whole series. He said It’s really special for him to play this iconic role and much more.
Check out his interview by clicking here: Interview of Anirban Bhattacharya
Satyabati, being played by Riddhima Ghosh
said that she was already attached to this role because she had played it before on a television series of Byomkesh Bakshi. On asking how she feels about Satyabati as a woman herself she said that the role is of an extremely strong & brave woman who helps her husband every time he needs it and looks after their daily chores without required support as most of the time we find Byomkesh busy with his work. But the bond between them is inevitable because of the love and loyalty they have for each other.
Here are some of their glimpses from the event:
The show has been directed by Sayantan Ghosal.
Let me also brief you a bit about the first episode that revolves around Byomkesh meeting his best friend Ajit for the first time. It also weaves the plot of a second case in which Byomkesh solves a murder related to Gramophone pin.
Interesting right? If you’ve already read the books you surely know the story but why you should watch the series is because of the acting and direction. The production unit has kept a straight and clean approach without any drama keeping in mind the web interface of the series. The fast progress of the episodes will keep you hooked onto the screen till the end. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did.
Also, if you’re not a pro in Bengali you still don’t have to worry at all because the subtitles are in English!
Here are some more clicks from the event:
I am totally binge watching Byomkesh Bakshi series on the Hoichoi app and if you want to watch it too then download the app from your app Store and catch up all the episodes as soon as possible!
Images are from Hoichoi Originals and Sanjeev Basu.
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