Roktokorobi (2023) Review: Vikram Chatterjee shines in this Sayantan Ghosal directorial mystery thriller

Roktokorobi (2023) Bengali Web Series Review: Poor writing and terrible execution

Director: Sayantan Ghosal

Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Creative Director: Sahana Dutta

Star Cast:

Vikram Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Bhashwar Chatterjee, Haridas Chatterjee, Laboni Sarkar, Angana Roy, Kinjal Nanda, Shantilal Mukherjee, Animesh Bhaduri, Tulika Bose, Abhijit Guha, Rooqma Roy, Kaushiki Guha, Priyanka Bhattacharjee, Amila Sadhukhan, Animesh Bhaduri, Biplab Dasgupta

Release Date:

The Bengali web series Roktokorobi comprising 11 episodes was released on 3rd February 2023 on ZEE5.

Roktokorobi (2023) Bengali Web Series Review: Story & Performances

The plot revolves around Satyaki (Vikram Chatterjee), a self-conceited psychologist and sometimes overconfident due to his academic achievements. He is getting married to his fiancé Bidula (Rooqma Roy) soon. Just within a few days of opening the chamber, his world turned upside down as his first patient died by suicide. His parents Sumonto (Abhijit Guha) & Reboti (Kaushiki Guha) were worried about their son’s mental health.

Satyaki was requested by his cousin Saibal (Bhashwar Chatterjee) and Saibal’s wife Ranja (Raima Sen) to visit their house in Uraldanga. Bhulu Jethu (Haridas Chatterjee) Bithi (Laboni Sarkar), Meghla (Angana Roy), Sottoboti (Tulika Bose), & Radhaprosonno (Shantilal Mukherjee) are the other members of their house. After his arrival, one after another mysterious events occurred including the deaths of a few key family members. Will Satyaki be able to solve the mysteries?

The best part of Roktokorobi is Vikram Chatterjee’s performance. Though his character was written poorly he delivered a top-notch performance and Vikram Chatterjee deserves a lot of appreciation for this. Apart from him, Angana Roy as Meghla, Rooqma Ray as Satyaki’s fiancé Bidula, & Kinjal Kumar Nanda as Ashish delivered convincing performances.

The worst part of the series is certainly the way the character of Raima Sen was written. She hallucinates only certain things at certain times not all things all the time. She is able to differentiate between a doll and a human but is unable to differentiate between two different people and considers them to be the same person.

The story was stretched unnecessarily and it does not progress from 1st to 6th episodes. We experienced the same from Sahana Dutta recently in Indu 2 too which premiered on Hoichoi. The way the mysteries were revealed altogether the audience loses their interest.

The execution of a few scenes was also pathetic apart from the awful editing. In one scene, after Saibal’s (Bhashwar Chatterjee) death Raima Sen came and left delivering her dialogue and the rest of the members were standing there without any expression & dialogue.

Many expectations were there from Director Sayantan Ghosal but he failed to impress in this series. The cinematography by Tuban & the background score by Binit Ranjan Maitra looked okay.

Final Words:

If you do not have any other option to kill time then watch Roktokorobi on ZEE5 only for Vikram Chatterjee’s outstanding performance.


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