Bob Biswas is an ordinary killer and one of the most interesting characters in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani (2012). Nine years later, his daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh (Diya Annapurna Ghosh) marked the derivative work of Kahaani, marking her directorial debut, Bob Biswas (Bob Biswas). ) Starring. Bob, played by Saswata Chatterjee, has a lot of elan in the original version, but here the manufacturer replaces Saswata with Abhishek Bachchan. The assassin has been in a coma for the past eight years. He didn’t remember who he was when he woke up. We know that he has a beautiful wife Mary Vivas (Chitrangada Singh), a teenage daughter Minnie (Samara Tichori), and a preteen son Benny ( Ronise Arora). The daughter comes from Mary’s previous marriage. Mini wanted to be a doctor, but due to exam pressure, he was addicted to a drug called “blue”-a large blue button-shaped pill. These pills can improve concentration and help them stay awake all night. This is part of the story. The other line includes two government agents who are training Bob to be a killer again, this time seemingly for the good. He doesn’t remember who he is, but he has enough muscle memory to assemble an automatic revolver, aiming and shooting accurately. Another group includes secret societies or killers and their helpers, such as John Wick. Its main members are Indian Chinese stall owners Pabitra Rabna and Paran Bandopadhyay. Kalida provides guns and ammunition under the guise of running a drugstore, who is worthy of his film.
Well, soon Bob became a full-time killer again. Although this time he was not for money, but hoped to retrieve his memories through familiar routines. He did discover some facts and knew that he was not a good person before he passed out. He believes that he can escape the punishment of sin and live an idyllic life with his new family. But sadly, he had to pay a heavy price for the crimes committed in the previous life…
Sujoy Ghosh, who wrote this story, used amnesia as a great narrative device to connect Kahaani to his spiritual sequel. At least for a while, you are sure that the family around Bob is not real, but actors hired to plunge him into a false sense of security, so that he can lead them to the deeper secrets of his life as an assassin. Alas, it’s not. The family is indeed real, and this movie looks like an ordinary thriller. The text is not as rigorous and clear as the original. Too many roles have conflicting agendas. For example, the character of Purab Kohli was knocked down by Bob under the orders of the main character for whom Purab was selling drugs. There is no reason to kill. Then, we were not told why and when Mary decided to marry Bob after her husband was murdered. The timeline is all fuzzy. Many such questions remain unanswered. A die-hard killer with amnesia-this is a gem of an idea, but the script has many shortcomings.
If it weren’t for the performance, the movie might be a complete failure. Chitrangada Singh is not wrong as a conscientious wife, she found happiness again after eight long years. Although she is worried about her husband’s amnesia, she hopes that her love can help overcome it. She and Abhishek combined so well that they didn’t feel like a screen couple working together for the first time. Newcomer Samara Ticcioli, who happens to be the daughter of Deepak Ticcioli, also made her debut with confidence. She is a typical teenager, struggling with the generation gap on the one hand and the pressure of learning on the other. Abhishek Bachchan has been trying to play immersive characters, and his adventures have reaped great rewards. His goal was not to erase the memory of Saswata Chatterjee, but to give this beloved character his own style. The man he played slowly realized that he was a monster, and then calmly became a monster. This is a hierarchical portrayal of Abhishek, which can be counted as one of his best performances to date. Debutante director Diya Annapurna Ghosh mastered the basics and managed to get an excellent performance from her actors. Her debut is very promising and will definitely develop into her career…
Trailer: Bob Biswas
Hiren Kotwani, December 3, 2021, 1:30 PM EST
story: After eight years in a coma, Bob Biswas (Abhishek Bachchan) was discharged from the hospital due to injuries in a terrible accident. However, he does not remember his wife Mary or their children-son Benny (Ronise Arora) and daughter Minnie (Samara Tichori, from Mary’s ex-wife). Even if Bob has not yet adjusted to his new life, he is still caught by the police Jishu Narag (Banu Uday Goswami) and Haraj Sahu (Vishwanath Chat Ji) took it away and was told to return to work as an assassin.
Review: At the beginning, you are told that this movie is based on the character Bob Biswas in Sujoy Ghosh’s 2012 runaway hit Kahaani, starring Vidya Balan. In that movie, Bengal actor Saswata Chatterjee described the small but memorable part of the insurance agent, who was also a contract killer. When Bob tried to kill Baran’s Vidyabach, things went wrong and became prey. When he was being chased, he was hit and killed by an approaching truck.
Bob Biswas, created by Sujoy Ghosh, is helmed by his daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh and is a prequel to Kahaani. By the way, the movie started in a similar way to the 2012 outing-and Kahaani started in a laboratory where a toxic gas was tested on rats and then released to unsuspecting subway passengers, and Bob Biswas opened a kind of “Blue” in the factory warehouse for young students.
Bob is slowly adapting to life in a coma, and he is rediscovering his dark side. Although he is an insurance agent, he is better at shooting designated targets, and in one such mission, he was also shocked by the flashbacks of the past.
Considering that although this character had a small time on the screen, it had a big impact on the audience nine years ago, it is interesting to see how Sujoy arranges a fascinating script around Bob. In line with the starring role of Vidya Balan, Bob Biswas is also based in Kolkata. Although this movie tends to lag behind in some places, in most cases, it puts you in the narrative. As a newcomer, Dia has done a good enough job in directing this “story killer”.
Chitrangda Singh is beautiful, although she keeps it simple like Mary, she is working hard to pay the rent and run her home. She portrayed the emotions of her character convincingly, and people hope she can make more movies.
Since this movie is set in Kolkata, Sujoy, who also made this movie, has already stood out from Eastern actors such as Paran Bandopadhyay (West Bengal) and Pabitra Rabha (Assam). Bandopadhyay plays Kali Da. He runs a pharmacy, supplies weapons and ammunition, and knows how to keep secrets.
Abhishek Bachchan is the best part of Bob Biswas. Although the memory of Saswata Chatterjee playing this role in Kahaani has not disappeared, Abhishek had this role from his first scene and kept it until the end.
Was he unsure of his identity when he was discharged from the hospital, panting after struggling to get rid of the nasty neighbor’s body he shot on impulse, and even told his insurance company boss that he was talking to customers while giving them instructions on the next goal , He has mastered all the nuances of the perfect part of T.
One can’t help but observe that when Abhishek gets a challenging role, he will go all out, not only to portray it convincingly, but also to look good for the role. Films such as Yuva, Guru, and Raavan prove that when a movie or character asks him to challenge the limit, he even spares no effort to surpass the script. Half-star rewards him for his outstanding performance as Bob Biswas.
The soundtrack adds to the narrative, and Clinton Cerezo’s background enhances the drama. Gairik Sarkar’s photography is very beautiful, giving the film a unique look.
Although there are some holes and Bob Biswas is not as good as Kahani, it is still an interesting thriller you must watch.