2020! What a year, right?! All we need is a break to relax and watch a few amazing web series. We are so thankful to apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Mx player, and Hotstar for a steady flow of entertainment online. And if you are a fan of Bengali dramas, Hoichoi web series are best for you.
It’s one of the popular on-demand video streaming platforms, owned and maintained by SVF Entertainment Pvt Ltd, launched on 20 September 2017.
These web series will make any person fall in love with the language, culture and the acting skills of the Bengalis.
Utkal Today lists the top 5 Hoichoi web series of this year
Ever heard this name? Byomkesh is a detective fiction-based Hoichoi web series. Set in the 1930s, it centers around detective Byomkesh Bakshi and his biographer friend, who solve numerous cases together.
The first season was released in the year 2017 and it has five seasons in all.
CAST: Anirban Bhattarcharya (as Byomkesh), Subrat Dutta ( as his friend) and Ridhimma Ghosh (as his wife)
DIRECTOR: Sayantan Ghoshal and Soumik Chattopadhyay
Lover of thriller based series? Catch this show on Hoichoi, that showcases several short stories with the common theme of paranoia.
It deals with several psychological disorders. It is a small series with one season.
CAST: Sayoni Ghosh, Kamleshwar Mukherjee, Rayatti Bhattacharya Basu , Aninda Sain
DIRECTOR: Tathagatha Ghosh, Annapurna Basu and Sourav Chakrobaty
3. DHAKA METRO
This web series, directed by Bangladeshi film makers, gives you a feel of the East Bengal culture.
This story is based on a distressed businessman who goes for a long journey to take a break from the daily hustle-bustle.
Throughout his journey he experiences some strange events and meets new people. And he doesn’t know what the journey holds for him.
Its first season was released in 2019 on Hoichoi.
CAST: Neville Hasan, Anupi Karim, Mostafa Monwar, Sharifur Islam
DIRECTOR: Amitabh Reza Choudhary
It is a horror and comedy genre web series.
It is based on a myth that a girl in a village leads to the disappearance of men at night and two detectives try to solve this mystery.
This show is also known for the famous song called Shorir Khela.
Its first season was released last year.
CAST: Barkha Sengupta, Sourav Das and Trina Saha
DIRECTOR: Ricki Basu
5. SHOBDO JOBDO
This Stephen King-inspired web series delves into the mind of a writer whose stories start coming true.
The effortless and brilliant acting of the cast will not let you leave the couch without finishing this show.
This mini web series will surely give you goosebumps!
It was released this year.
CAST: Rajat Kapoor, Payel Sarkar, Mumtaz Sorcar
DIRECTOR: Sourav Chakrobaty
So which one has intrigued you the most?
If you are unable to choose, watch them all, for a truly thrilling experience!