Chhobi Biswas (2024) Web Series Review: Rahool Mukherjee impresses in his maiden thriller

Director Rahool Mukherjee's mystery thriller Chhobi Biswas, starring Subham Imam in the titular role, along with Subhasish Mukhopadhyay, Anuradha Mukherjee, Kinjal Nanda, Anangsha Biswas, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Momo, and Chandan Sen in supporting roles, is now streaming on Hoichoi.

The story revolves around a middle-aged man named Chhobi Biswas (Subham Imam), a photographer often mocked by creditors for his inability to repay debts. His photography shop doesn't generate much income. As the sole earner in the family, he manages daily expenses with the rent he receives from his tenant, Anuradha Mukherjee.

His father (Subhasish Mukhopadhyay) was so obsessed with cameras and photography that he named his son after this passion. How Chhobi Biswas ventures into the dark world of murder is unveiled in this series.

Rahool Mukherjee's previous directorial ventures include "Kishmish," "Dilkhush," and Dadur Kirti, all of which have been well-received by audiences. Shifting from one genre to another is quite challenging, but he has done it with ease. It's hard to believe that this is his first work in the thriller genre.

The narrative keeps you engaged throughout the series. While the pace slows down at times, the director manages to maintain the overall rhythm of the narrative. He also deserves credit for utilizing the lead characters effectively.

The cinematography by Modhura Palit is impressive, and some of the shots she has taken will leave you stunned. Nilayan Chatterjee's music composition is top-notch and complements the narrative perfectly.

Subham Imam impresses as an ordinary, honest, and somewhat naive Chhobi Biswas. His character transformation is also brilliant. The chemistry between him and his tenant is given ample space in the series. Anuradha Mukherjee delivers one of the finest performances of her career.

Subhasish Mukhopadhyay's performance comes as a surprise. We haven't seen him in this kind of role before, but the way the director uses him in this series is highly impressive. Chandan Sen performs well in his brief screen time. Kinjal Nanda’s character should have been given more focus in the series. The investigation is the weakest part of this series; it fails to make you believe that a team is actively investigating to catch a serial killer.


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