Bob Biswas Review: Abhishek Bachchan’s performance is tinged with not so gripping plot!

Abhishek Bachchan leaves a solid impact.

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Even after almost a decade, the character of Bob Biswas, played by Saswata Chatterjee in Sujoy Ghosh’s 2012 film Kahaani (starring Vidya Balan), is engraved in our brains. When Chatterjee/Bob identifies himself as “Aami Bob Biswas…Ek Minute” (I am Bob Biswas…Ek Minute), he smiles viciously nasty. It’s spine-chilling to see him wait one minute before shooting his victim at point blank range. His shots are always on target.

Story:

In her ZEE5 title, Bob Biswas, helmer Diya Annapurna Ghosh presents this figure, Bob, developed by Sujoy, Advaita Kala, and others, and builds an entire plot around him (Abhishek Bachchan), turning him into a pure incarnation of poison. Before the bullet from his handgun fires, knocking a man or woman dead and cold, he doesn’t blink. His aim is razor-sharp, and he never regrets his heinous deeds. But it was before he fell into a coma while filming Diya’s (Sujoy’s daughter) first thriller. When he wakes up, he has lost his memory, and Diya softens and gentles him, greatly reducing his malevolence. We’re almost to the point where we feel sorry for him and want him to live.

The task of Diya begins with Bob’s awakening. He’s been in a comatose state for eight years and is completely lost when he wakes up. Chitrangada Singh’s Mary Biswas, who plays him beautifully, drives him home. Benny (Ronith Arora) is their little kid, while Mini is their adolescent daughter (Samara Tijori).

Performances:

The supporting cast of Bob Biswas is its strongest asset. Chitrangada Singh and Paran Bandopadhyay, as well as Samara Tijori, Ronith Arora, and Tina Desai, are all excellent, with Chitrangda oozing sensuality in her trademark style. When it comes to Abhishek Bachchan, the actor manages to separate his Bob Biswas from Saswata Chatterjee for the most part.

Technical Departments:

Diya Annapurna Ghosh makes a confident directorial debut, and the production standards are slick, as one would expect from a Red Chillies film. Moreover, despite her assured directorial debut, Diya Annapurna Ghosh is unable to recapture the charm of Kahaani, and she has to work on her pacing. Furthermore, Yasha Ramchandani’s editing drags the film out in the middle, and Gairik Sarkar’s camerawork fails to capture the enchantment of Kolkata, which always adds another layer to the film. The background music could’ve been a little more edgy.

Verdict:

To summarise, Bob Biswas is an interesting genesis story for a cameo that left an indelible mark in Kahaani while not emulating the character or movie’s enchantment. Abhishek Bachchan leaves a solid impact.

Bob Biswas Review

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Performances

3.0/5

Music

2.0/5

Direction

2.0/5

Story

3.0/5

Overall

2.5/5

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