#BobIsBack: Abhishek Bachchan is 'innocent' killer in 'Bob Biswas' trailer
After a prolonged wait, Abhishek Bachchan's serial killer avatar as Bob Biswas is in front of us. Ahead of its ZEE5 release, the trailer for Bob Biswas was dropped today. Taking the legendary character from Kahaani, Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, in association with Sujoy Ghosh's Bound Script Production, has created this spin-off. Here's a breakdown of the trailer. Nomoshkar to the character!
Why does it matter?
- In case you haven't watched 2012's Kahaani, the Ghosh directorial was a thriller focused on an NRI woman (Vidya Balan) and her quest to find her husband in Kolkata.
- There, she was threatened by a supaari killer Bob Biswas (Saswata Chatterjee) whose benign look had sent chills down viewers' spines.
- Bachchan announced he was leading the spin-off based on this character in 2019.
'Bob Biswas is common man, with a killer of story!'
Bob Biswas is a common man, with a killer of a story! Watch Bob’s world come alive in #BobBiswas trailer now!@IChitrangda #SamaraTijori@ghosh09 @gaurikhan @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma @RedChilliesEnt #Boundscript @Zee5India pic.twitter.com/M6NspNOxWF— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 19, 2021
Biswas leads a dual life but is he innocent?
Our favorite good-mannered killer is in a soup. For some unstated reason, the trailer shows Biswas has lost his memories. The family man has seemingly forgotten about his wife, kids, as well as his hitman profession. But not many want to believe in this. Soon, some mysterious men appoint him to kill again, and Biswas can't believe he used to murder people for sustenance.
Is Biswas lying about memory loss? We expect several twists
However, things aren't how they seem. Biswas takes up the hitman job again and is quite good at it, despite doubting himself. So, it can't be said if he's faking memory loss to escape from some trouble as in one scene he also tells his wife (Chitrangada Singh) to move to Kalimpong. If the making is anything like Kahaani, many twists are in store.
Catch the trailer here
Comparisons aside, we expect Junior Bachchan to excel
Bachchan does a great job at attempting a role already established by a talented Chatterjee. Comparisons aside, we expect Junior Bachchan to fly. The Diya Annapurna Ghosh-directorial was previously thought to get a summer 2021 theatrical release. But it looks like makers opined OTT would be a better choice for the thriller. The ZEE5 Original will be premiering on December 3. Mark the date!