Hoichoi’s Hostel Days Review: The story lacks uniqueness but Arpan Ghoshal delivers a good performance

Director: Satyaki & Souvik

Hostel Days Cast:

Anindya Sengupta, Rohaan Bhattacharjee, Arpan Ghoshal, Roshni Bhattacharyya, Kanchan Mullick, Rahul Barui, Subha Chattopadhyay, Pushan Dasgupta, Tumpa Ghosh, Kaushik Raj Chakraborty

Concept, Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Music: Sam & Rana

Background Score: Debayan Banerjee, Anis Ahmed

Creator: SGR

Release Date:

Hostel Days comprising 6 episodes was released on Hoichoi on 25th November 2022.

Hostel Days (2022) Review: Story, Performance & Analysis

The story of Hostel Days on Hoichoi begins with a fun-filled scene of 2010 featuring a group of boys from a hostel. In the next scene, in 2022 we saw India’s top food blogger OG aka Orko (Anindya Sengupta) being cheered by fans when he comes back to Kolkata after 8 months to announce the opening of a chain of restaurants in 8 metro cities.

OG went for a review of a new restaurant’s recipes and the taste of one of the recipes reminds him of his college friend Pori (Arpan Ghoshal) who was popular for his cooking during their college days. He went to his other friend Kapil’s home (Rohaan Bhattacharjee) and from there both of them started searching for Pori. Some bad memories in the past made their friendship with Pori bitter at that time. What were the bad memories that led them to start searching for Pori? Will OG and Kapil be able to find out about their friend Pori?

One major problem in Hoichoi’s recent series like Bodhon, Hello! Remember Me?, including this Satyaki & Souvik directorial series is that the story most of the time is lacking the uniqueness and elements that can keep the audience engaged.

The plot of Hostel Days looks nothing new & we have already seen it in many movies and web series. Their search for Pori will give you a feel of the Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, & Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer movie 3 idiots.

Anindya Sengupta who last appeared in Srijit Mukherji’s X=Prem did not impress with his performance even after getting maximum screen time. Rohaan Bhattacharjee’s performance was also not up to the mark. Only Arpan Ghoshal catches your attention with a notable performance here. Kanchan Mullick appeared for a cameo but the weak dialogue will leave you disappointed.

Director duo Satyaki & Souvik failed to give focus on the character development part & adding elements that could make the college scenes more interesting. You may find a few scenes featuring all the friends sweet which may remind you of your nostalgic college memories. Slang was added unnecessarily here and there in an attempt to make the audience laugh but it didn’t work. 

Efforts by Editor Saugata Mukherjee, and DOP Indranil Mukherjee were visible. The music by Sam & Rana, and the Background Score by Debayan Banerjee, & Anis Ahmed were okay.

Final Words:

Hoichoi’s Hostel Days Bengali series lacks uniqueness in the plot but Arpan Ghoshal delivers a good performance.


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