Bob Biswas is an Indian Hindi language crime thriller film directed by Annapurna Ghosh. It is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan and Chitrangada Singh. It serves as a spin-off of the 2012 thriller Kahaani. The film will now premiere on ZEE5 on 3 December 2021.
The film won many fans for its intricate storyline and memorable characters played by Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Parambrata Chatterjee. However, it was Bob who gave us the nightmares. An insurance agent during the day, he was quite a deadly killer hiding behind the mask of a man on the street.
The character’s popularity resulted in many demanding a spin-off for the character and in a rare move, Sujoy Ghosh wrote and produced the film with Bob as the lead character. Abhishek Bachchan will play the role of a contract killer in the upcoming film.
Bob Biswas Movie Details
- Title Name: Bob Biswas
- Main Cast: Abhishek Bachchan Chitrangda Singh Samara Tijori Ronit Arora
- Genre: Suspense Thriller
- Director By: Diya Annapurna Ghosh
- Producer: Gauri Khan Sujoy Ghosh Gaurav Verma
- Story and Screenplay: Sujoy Ghosh
- Dialogues: Sujoy Ghosh Raj Vasant
- Editor: Yasha Jaidev Ramchandani
- DOP: Gairik Sarkar
- Music Director: Vishal & Shekhar Anupam Roy
- Vishal Dadlani Siddhant Kaushal
- Sound Designer: Anirban Sengupta
- Costume Designer: Jia Bhagia Mallika Chauhan
- Casting Director: Mukesh Chhabra
- Production Designers: Madhumita Sen Sharma Ajay Sharma Rajesh Choudhary
- Action Director: Sham Kaushal
- Line Producer: Saubhik Das
- Executive Producer: Bonnie Jain
- Production House: Red Chilies Entertainment A Boundscript Productions
- Released Date: 3 December 2021
- Running Time: 2 Hours 12 Minutes
- Streaming Partner: Zee5
- Broadcast Partner: Zee Cinema
- Music Partner: Zee Music
- Language: Hindi
- Subtitle: English
- Country: India
Bob Biswas Cast Name
- Abhishek Bachchan: Bob Biswas
- Chitrangda Singh: Mary Biswas
- Paran Bandopadhyay: Kali Da
- Ronith Arora: Benny Biswas
- Samara Tijori: Mini Biswas
- Vishwanath Chatterjee: Kharaj Sahu
- Bhanu Uday Goswami: Jishu Narang
- Pavbitra Rabha: Dhonu
- Barun Chanda: Father Rufus
- Kanchan Mullick: Celebrity Neighbor
- Rajatava Dutta: Shekhar Chaterjee
- Kaushik Raj Chakraborty: Ustaad
- Purab Kohli: Bubai
- Tina Desa: Indira Verma
Bob Biswas Story
Bob Biswas is a 2021 Bollywood crime thriller directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role. It is produced by Gauri Khan, Sujoy Ghosh and Gaurav Verma. The shooting of the film started from January 24, 2020.
Abhishek Bachchan will be seen as a serial killer who has forgotten all about his dreadful profession due to his memory loss. He tries to reconnect with his wife, played by Chitrangada Singh and their children.
However, he is once again embroiled in his former job as a cold-blooded serial killer. What happens next is a web of murder, crime and conspiracies. The screenplay of the film is written by Garrick Sarkar. Bob Biswas also stars Chitrangada Singh, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Ronith Arora, Samara Tijori and Ditipriya Roy in pivotal roles.
Bob Biswas is an Indian Hindu-language film directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Chitrangada Singh, Samara Tijori and Ronit Arora. The film is produced under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment in association with BoundScript Productions.
It follows the story of a hitman who finds it difficult to remember his criminal past and experiences a moral dilemma after coming out of a coma.
In the beginning, you are told that the film is based on the character Bob Biswas from Sujoy Ghosh’s 2012 hit Kahaani starring Vidya Balan. In that film, Bengali actor Saswata Chatterjee essayed the small but memorable part of an insurance agent, who is also a contract killer. Things go awry when Bob, who sets out to kill Balan’s Vidya Bagchi, becomes the victim and while on the chase, collides with an oncoming truck and dies.
Written by Sujoy Ghosh, Bob Biswas, played by his daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh, is a prequel to the story. Incidentally, the film begins in a similar way to 2012 – while the story begins in a laboratory where a poisonous gas is being used on rats, before it is spread on unsuspecting subway commuters. In the warehouse of a drug factory, Bob Biswas opens ‘Blue’ targeting young students.
Bob, who is slowly coming to terms with his life after a coma, is also rediscovering his dark side. When he works as an insurance agent, he is more of a pro in accomplishing his set goals and one such mission also haunts him with flashbacks to his past.
Seeing as how the character, though short in screen time, made a huge impact on audiences nine years ago, it’s interesting to see how Sujoy weaves an intriguing screenplay around Bob. Vidya Balan starrer Bob Biswas is also set in Kolkata. Though the film lags in some places, for the most part it keeps you invested in the narrative. As a debutante, Diya has done a great job directing this ‘Killer of a Story’.
Chitrangada Singh is gorgeous even though she keeps it simple as Mary, who is working to pay the rent and run her household. She vividly portrays the diverse emotions of her character, and one wishes she did more films.
With the film set in Kolkata, Sujoy, who is also producing it, has roped in former actors like Paran Bandopadhyay (West Bengal) and Pabitra Rabha (Assam). Bandopadhyay as Kali Da, who runs a chemist’s shop that also supplies arms and ammunition and also knows how to keep secrets.
Abhishek Bachchan is the best part of Bob Biswas. Even though the memory of playing the role of Shashwat Chatterjee in the story has not faded, Abhishek owns the part from his first scene and maintains it till the end.
Whether it’s unsure of his identity when he’s discharged from the hospital, a troubled neighbor’s panting after struggling to get rid of his body, or even telling the boss of his insurance company that he’s Talking to a customer, while taking instructions for his or her next goal, they’ve got all the nuances of a completed part to t.
One cannot help seeing that when Abhishek gets a challenging role, he not only goes for portraying it perfectly but also looks perfect for the role. Movies like Yuva, Guru and Raavan are proof that when a film or character requires them to push the envelope, they leave no stone unturned to rise above the script. Half-a-star extra for his stellar performance as Bob Biswas.
The soundtrack adds to the narrative and Clinton Cerezo’s background enhances the drama. Garrick Sarkar’s cinematography is beautiful and gives a distinct look to the film.