Tiktiki Review: Anirban Bhattacharya and Kaushik Ganguly’s Impressive Performances

Director: Dhrubo Banerjee

Music & Background Score: Sayan Ganguly

Release Date:

The series comprising 6 episodes was released on 18th March 2022 on Hoichoi.

Tiktiki Web Series Cast:

Anirban Bhattacharya, Kaushik Ganguly

Tiktiki Web Series Poster

Tiktiki (2022) Bengali Web Series Review: Story, Performance & Analysis:

The story of this series is based on Soumitra Chattopadhyay’s play Tiktiki which was the adaptation of Anthony Shaffer’s English Play SLEUTH. 

Milon Basak (Anirban Bhattacharya) arrived at the mansion of Soumendrakrishna Dev (Kaushik Ganguly) for a personal discussion. Soumendrakrishna’s wife Mimi is involved in an extra-marital affair with Milon. As a responsible husband, Soumendrakrishna is ready to accept their relationship but is worried about her wife’s future. Mr. Dev is a detective novel writer but Milon has a business of electronic gadgets. Soumendrakrishna & Milan both are well aware of Mimi’s luxurious life & Soumendrakrishna is quite sure that Milan won’t be able to afford her everything that she will ask for, due to his low income.

To help him get out of financial trouble Soumendrakrishna made a plan & convinced Milon to execute it. What was Soumendrakrishna’s plan? How they will execute it? You will get these answers from Hoichoi's Tiktiki. There are a few twists in the story that kept the series alive surrounding only these two characters. 

The expectation from the Tiktiki web series was too high. This was quite natural as you have the director Dhrubo Banerjee who delivered a blockbuster like Golondaaj last year. He is making his OTT debut with Tiktiki, which is also the 100th show of Hoichoi.

Despite having two versatile actors like Anirban Bhattacharya & Kaushik Ganguly, the conversation-based 6 episodes might look a bit tedious sometimes. The narrative was slow-paced & looked repetitive sometimes.

Anirban Bhattacharya & Kaushik Ganguly’s impressive performances, Padmanabha Dasgupta & Dhrubo Banerjee’s screenplay, MD Piyasuddin’s editing, Souvik Basu’s cinematography & Sayan Ganguly’s music & background score were some of the highlights of Tiktiki.

Final Words:

Tiktiki is not like the type of Bengali crime thriller we have seen before. 2nd, 4th & 6th episodes were the most thrilling ones. Director Dhrubo Banerjee deserves appreciation for trying something new which might attract more audiences in the coming days.  The entire theme and the atmosphere looked perfectly okay for this type of thriller.

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