Release date: 14 October 2017
Directed by: Soumik Chattopadhyay, Sayantan Ghoshal
Anirban Bhattacharya, Subrat Dutta, Ridhima Ghosh
About the series:
Satyanweshi Byomkesh Bakshi is quite a well-known name all over India because of its adaptations in various languages. Not to forget Sushant Singh Rajput starrer, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Now, Hoichoi has brought our very own Satyanweshi on one of the most favourite Bengali Video-on-demand platforms. Set in the 1930s. this Hoichoi web series tells us the story about detective Byomkesh who is all set to rip out the sins and crimes deep-rooted in society. Will he solve mysteries with his biographer friend Ajit successfully?
- Firstly, a huge round of applause for Soumik Chattopadhyay and Sayantan Ghosal to come out of the familiar domain of movies. Not only did they keep the rawness of Byomkesh Bakshi intact, but also add a new flavour to it. Instead of portraying the dramatic action sequences, offbeat songs, and overly done dialogues, they kept it realistic. You will find it amusing to point out these differences in this new Byomkesh of Hoichoi.
- The three main characters; Byomkesh, Ajit and Satyabati played by Anirban, Subrat and Ridhima stand out as a powerful individual and hold the plot together. Anirban Bhattacharya justifies the intelligence and daring attitude of Byomkesh perfectly. Subrat Dutta plays his role aptly as his friend, biographer. They portray the humorous attitude and affection towards each other in a convincing way. Ridhima as Byomkesh’s wife also stands out as a bold character.
- The most interesting part of this Byomkesh is the blending of two stories to form an episode of 1 hour approx. For example, the first episode is the combination of two stories: ‘Satyanweshi’ and ‘Pother Kanta’. The second episode is a combo of two stories, ‘Makorshar Rosh’ and ‘Arthamanartham’. Similarly, they edited two stories in each episode for the next three seasons. Once you start watching the episodes, you are bound to get pulled into its brilliance and an intriguing plot.
- Whenever someone mentions Byomkesh Bakshi, all you think about is Calcutta in the 1930s, right? This Hoichoi web series retains the nostalgia of Kolkata through its perfect setting an impressive storyline. They recreated Kolkata beautifully but kept it original. Thus, Hoichoi offers us a whole a new cooler Byomkesh and takes it much higher than other movies through its genius storyline. You just cannot get enough out of it.
- The blending of two stories in a 1-hour episode is a superb idea. However, the first story ends within a few minutes, thus giving you little time to engross yourself into it. So, you have to give a chance to the second story to measure its brilliance. Not everyone has the patience to understand this art.
- There is a chance of you having the frame of Abir Chatterjee set as Byomkesh in your mind. The Byomkesh Bakshi movies are very much popular among Bengali viewers. However, you must give this series a chance, its new approach is exceptional. It keeps proving its worth with every new episode each season.
We are truly loving the adventures of this cool Byomkesh and waiting for more seasons. Season 4 is already out on Hoichoi. Grab your popcorn and get ready to binge watch it!