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[Review] Byomkesh Web Series

Byomkesh On HoiChoi has already started streaming since October 14, 2017. The first 2 episodes are now available on the HoiChoi platform. Time for us to review those 2 episodes.


Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is a popular Bengali fictional detective character created by Shardindu Bandhopadhyay. Whenever we think about Bomkesh Bakshi, the first thing that comes to our mind is the Kolkata (or Calcutta) of the 1930s. The production house has done a wonderful job to recreate the Kolkata of the 1930s. The episodes are kept crisp and are produced as per the original stories. The crisp episodes are enough to grab the eyeballs of the viewers and maintain the immersive viewing experience until the last moment. There were moments that left us at the edge of our seats.

The most interesting part that we have seen is the amalgamation of two stories to form a single episode of 55 to 60 minutes. The first episode is an adaptation of the following two stories – ‘Satyanweshi’ and ‘Pother Kanta’. In this episode, Byomkesh meets Ajit and they catch the head of the gang who supplies drugs. In the next part, the duo goes on to solve the mystery of ‘Gramophone Pin’ murder.

The second episode is an adaptation of the following two stories – ‘Makorshar Rosh’ and ‘Arthamanartham’. In this episode, Byomkesh is seen solving the mystery of a murder case where he meets Satybati, with whom he falls in love. Whereas, Ajit is trying to work out how Nandadulal is getting Tarantula juice even when he is kept under surveillance.
The stories sound interesting, doesn’t it? And if you don’t understand Bengali. Then, no worries. The episodes are packed with English subtitles. So, go ahead and Happy Viewing!

We give it 9.2/10.

SVF launches HoiChoi App, One stop destination for Bengali Entertaintment

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SVF launched the HoiChoi App, yesterday at an event in Kolkata. ‘HoiChoi’ is a Bengali term which means non-stop entertainment. The app is a one-stop digital content platform exclusively for Bengali content. The app is powered by ViewLift, the International content distribution platform and Amazon Web Services, world’s largest cloud computing solution provider. The app boasts a strong content library of Original Web Series, over 500 Bengali movies and more than 1,000 Bengali songs for audio streaming to cater to over 250 million Bengali audience globally.

HoiChoi’s Original Web Series cuts across genres like Thriller, Drama, Horror, Romance and Comedy. The Original Web Series includes – Byomkesh, Hello, Cartoon, Dupur Thakurpo, Holy Faak and Bouma Detective. “HoiChoi is the ultimate destination for Bengali Entertainment, with something on offer for every Bengali – young or old, movie buff or music lover, student or working professional.”, said Vishu Mohta, Co-Founder – Hoichoi and Executive Director – SVF.

Let’s have a look at some of the important features of the HoiChoi App:

  • Robust Content library – Original Web Series, 500+ Movies, 1000+ Songs.
  • AD free and Unlimited HD video streaming.
  •  Multi-Device Capability – The HoiChoi app is available for download on Android and iOS. It is also Chromecast and AirPlay-enabled and will be coming soon on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
  • Download Now, Watch Later – Offline download facility available for content with support for English subtitles. Kids Content and Music streaming service to be added soon.

The service is available at a nominal subscription fee of ₹ 149, ₹ 249 and ₹ 399 for 3,6 and 12 months respectively. For Overseas users, the monthly subscription fee is $8.99 and the annual subscription fee is $79.99. The subscription fees can be paid via regular e-payment modes including UPI. The support for carrier billing to be added soon.


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