Bob Biswas Movie Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars
Star Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Chitrangada Singh, Paran Bandopadhyay, Purab Kohli, Kanchan Malik, Bhanu Uday, Vishwanath Chatterjee, Samara Tijori, Ronit Arora, Pabitra Rabha
Director: Diya Annapurna Ghosh
What’s good: It has been many years since AB’s efforts in Guru, let’s start talking about how amazing he did as Bob Biswas thanks to Sujoy, Diya Ghosh’s filmmaking and stellar music.
What’s worse: We won’t be able to watch the mystery unfold on the big screen
Lou Break: You blink, you miss!
See or not?: This is for every one of you who complain that “Bollywood has stopped making good content yaa!” It’s here, go watch it or else Bob Biswas is coming for you
Available at: Zee5
Runtime: 131 minutes
We are dropped straight into the heart of Kolkata to get acquainted with a new drug that tackles ‘attention deficit’ called Blue. It is illegal and there is anger among teenagers wanting to focus their attention. A teenager who turns into a blue-addict is Mini (Samara Tijori), a bright and learned student, who welcomes her stepfather Bob Biswas (Abhishek Bacchan) At home. Bob has lost his memory and does not remember a single thing about his existence.
During the first half, he meets several people to whom he was related, but could not remember any of them. Some officers of the special branch asked him to enter *Borat’s murder mark* to the people to strike a balance between evil and good. A confused ‘insurance agent’ Bob is left with no choice but to try and kill random strangers. what happens next? Has he really forgotten everything or is it just a mousetrap for all that mess? Well, that’s Bob Biswas’ secret for you!
Bob Biswas Movie Review: Script Analysis
Thanks to the brilliance of Sujoy Ghosh, the mystery of this thriller lies in its tightly woven storyline, several small shocks and well-packed dialogues. It’s not just Bob’s first introduction to this whole new world, but we’re all going through the same phase together with him. The beauty lies in its unpredictability because we don’t know exactly what to expect from the antagonist. In one scene, Bob asks his wife, “Am I a good person or a bad person?” And that’s exactly what we’d be asking of all the makers, as they’re comfortably taking each layer of the puzzle to a capable climax.
While Garrick Sarkar retains his love for darker tones as his camerawork proves to be the anchor, the neo-noir story flourishes under the direction of Sujoy’s daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh. Editor Yasha Ramchandani, despite having a tight script, is never in a hurry to get to a point. If the story is introducing its characters, it takes its sweet time to do so and I don’t mind, yet again everyone remembers to eliminate ‘speed’ as a criticism for any film. I give Because it’s a perfect example of how you stretch it a bit to develop a sense of understanding the plot better.
Bob Biswas Movie Review: Star Performance
There were two issues before Abhishek Bachchan even before he decided to become Bob Biswas, that was landing in a necessary physique and turning into a talent like Saswata Chatterjee. It had a higher risk of spoiling everything than any other character he’s done in the past. But, boy oh boy, the range he brings to the table is remarkable. From someone who woke up from a coma of 8 years, Coronation Just nails the depiction of a confused man in search of answers. With the film, his character grows and hence his power amazes us with many scenes.
Chitrangada Singh’s character acts as a bridge for us to see the positive colors of Bob Biswas who was not a part of the story. He enjoys manipulating our minds to make any final decisions about Biswas’ true identity. Like Lance Reddick, Concierge at the Continental Hotel in John Wick Like Lance Reddick, we as Paran Bandyopadhyay as Kalida ran a drugstore supplying arms as a mafia-linked backdoor business. The body language, along with his character’s dialect, is as natural as Paran can be, and it works as a favor for him.
Purab Kohli shines with his quirky appearance as a bad guy in Bubai in a special cameo. Kanchan Malik as the next door is only there for two scenes but leaves a memorable impression. Bhanu Uday, Jisshu and Kharaj as Special Branch Officers keep the plot alive without going on board. Samara Vault as Bob’s stepdaughter skillfully builds the emotional connection the climax will need. Ronit Arora as Bob’s son is a vain character, but it’s okay considering the amount he has in the film. The very talented Assamese actor Pabitra Rabha as Dhonu is another actor who scores big despite the limited screen space. His scintillating performance helps you connect with a different shade of Bob Biswas.
Bob Biswas Movie Review: Direction, Music
Diya Annapurna Ghosh doesn’t quite match the standards of the story set by her father and the scene is completely out of place. For Bob, she creates a world that is completely different from Vidya Bagchi’s. It’s Bob’s story and you’ll simply settle into his universe instead of remembering what’s already happened and dusted off. His transitional scenes are *Chef’s Kiss*, notably the one in which Samara pours drugs into the glass but drinks coffee as the scene changes. All these subtle details refresh the narrative to earn its identity and novelty value.
The film is a musical paradise for those who are hoping for some offbeat tracks to match the cadence of the film. Bianca Gomes’s Tu To Gaya Re (composed by Vishal-Shekhar) still remains the standout performer adding the necessary groove to this sentiment. Clinton Cerejo and Bianca Gomes’ background score is a major reason why this universe is so different from anything we’ve seen before. The way Diya shows an immediate jolt in some scenes to completely turn off the music to sync up with Clinton, Bianca, is admirable and comes across as super-cool.
Bob Biswas Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, Bob Biswas not only grabs your attention because it has a great story but it throws you somewhere in between to figure things out. You explore so many different aspects of the story with Bob and that’s the beauty of the film, both the mystery.
Three and a half stars!
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bob biswas Releasing on December 03, 2021.
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