Bob Biswas is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. It is produced by Shah Rukh Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment. The film, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Chitrangada Singh, serves as a spin-off to the 2012 thriller Kahaani. The film premiered on 3 December 2021 on ZEE5.[1] This film is the directorial debut of Diya Annapurna Ghosh, daughter of Sujoy Ghosh.[2]

Bob Biswas
Bob Biswas poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byDiya Annapurna Ghosh
Written byDialogues:
Sujoy Ghosh
Raj Vasant
Story bySujoy Ghosh
Produced byShah Rukh Khan
Gauri Khan
Sujoy Ghosh
Gaurav Verma
StarringAbhishek Bachchan
Chitrangada Singh
CinematographyGairik Sarkar
Edited byYasha Ramchandani
Music byScore:
Clinton Cerejo
Bianca Gomes
Songs:
Vishal–Shekhar
Anupam Roy
Clinton Cerejo
Bianca Gomes
Production
companies
Red Chillies Entertainment
Bound Script Production
Distributed byZEE5
Release date
  • 3 December 2021 (2021-12-03)
Running time
131 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Plot

After being hit by a vehicle while being chased during the events of Kahaani, Bob Biswas (Abhishek Bachchan) has woken up from a coma after 8 years & does not remember anything even his wife Mary Biswas (Chitrangada Singh) & children Mini Biswas (Samara Tijori) & Benny Biswas (Ronith Arora). Two officers from Kolkata Police Jishu Narang (Bhanu Uday) & Kharaj Sahu (Vishwanath Chatterjee) are keeping an eye on Bob Biswas because unknown to Bob & his family, Bob is actually an assassin. 

After recruiting Bob to be an exclusive assassin to work for them, they give Bob a flip phone on that photos of Bob's targets will be shared. Meanwhile, Mini is addicted to a drug called Blue that is distributed by Bubai Da (Purab Kohli) & his boss Ustaad (Kaushik Raj Chakraborty). After Jishu Narang & Kharaj Sahu send Bob's first target photo, Bob visits a homeopathy pharmacist Kali Da (Paran Bandopadhyay) to get a Nux Vomica . Bob then successfully kills his first target Bubai and two of his men. He then leaves for home and meets Mini on his way, who bought Blue from Bubai, a fact unknown to Bob. Bob's second target is Ustaad's investor Rahul (Kunal Verma) who is an undercover police officer investigating Ustaad's illegal activities. Police officer Indira Verma (Tina Desai) starts investigating the murders of Bubai & Rahul.

After inquiring about Bob, Indira suspects the former & starts keeping an eye on him. On other hand, Ustaad has his henchman Dhonu (Pabitra Rabha) investigate the murders. Dhonu is close to the Biswas family & is on friendly terms with Bob who visits his noodle stand frequently. While visiting Mary's first husband & Mini's father David's (Karanuday Jenjani) grave, Bob remembers that he has hidden a diary containing names of targets killed, who gave the target & money transactions. With that diary, he finds an unknown key. Bob's third target is Indira's boss but Bob does not kill her after meeting Indira who tells Bob that her boss is instrumental in fighting the drug mafia. Jishu Narang & Kharaj Sahu pay a visit to Bob & enquire why he did not kill his third target, to that Bob tells he will not continue on the path & if they force him, he will go to Indira Verma with the diary. Jishu Narang & Kharaj Sahu go to Boss (Rajatabha Dutta) who is a deputy of Indira's boss. Bob visits Kali Da to return Nux Vormica & enquire about the key to this Kali then takes Bob to the trunk room deeper inside his shop & points out Bob his trunk. Inside Bob finds a carrier bag full of cash & becomes happy that now Bob & his family can leave happily in Kalimpong.

Bob pays his dues to Kali Da & returns home. It is revealed that Boss, Jishu & Kharaj are associated with Ustaad. Boss provides Ustaad with a polaroid picture of Bob who has been killing associates of Ustaad. Ustaad contracts Bob's kill to Dhonu but Dhonu immediately rejects & is instantly killed by one of the Ustaad's henchmen. Two of Ustaad's henchmen visit Bob in his home at night & torture him, breaking his right hand & killing Mary & Benny in the fighting process. Bob manages to kill both men. Bob is then arrested by Indira but is released as ordered by Indira's boss. Bob visits Jishu & Kharaj & kills Kharaj when enquiring about Ustaad. Jishu takes Bob to Ustaad where Bob kills several of Ustaad's henchmen. Ustaad also known as Doctor Uncle then presents Mini who is now addicted to Blue. Ustaad tells her to kill Bob in exchange for a stash of Blue so she can pass in exams and become a doctor. In the process, Ustaad agrees to have ordered the murder of Mary & Benny & after a struggling fight Bob finally kills Ustaad. Six months later, Bob & Mini visit Mary & Benny's graves & do not talk much as Mini is still angry and unforgiving towards Bob for what happened. After Mini leaves, Bob receives a photo of his target Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) from Kahaani on his phone which he happily accepts. .[3]

Cast

Production

The official announcement for Bob Biswas was made by Red Chillies Entertainment on 25 November 2019, with Abhishek Bachchan playing Biswas and the film serving as spin-off to the 2012 thriller Kahaani.[4] It is produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma via Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment alongside Sujoy Ghosh's Bound Script Production, and directed by debutante Diya Annapurna Ghosh.[5] In January 2020, the makers cast Chitrangada Singh as the lead actress.[6] The film went on floors on 24 January 2020.[7] The first schedule wrapped on 18 February 2020[8] The film was wrapped up on 10 December 2020.[9]

Soundtrack

Bob Biswas
Soundtrack album by
Released1 December 2021[10]
Recorded2021
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length11:39
LanguageHindi
LabelZee Music Company
Official audio
Bob Biswas - Full Album on YouTube

The film's music was composed by Vishal–Shekhar, Anupam Roy, Clinton Cerejo and Bianca Gomes while lyrics written by Vishal Dadlani and Siddhant Kaushal.[10]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Tu Toh Gaya Re"Vishal DadlaniVishal–ShekharBianca Gomes2:28
2."Mujhe Mujhse Kaun Bachayega"Siddhant KaushalAnupam RoyKK3:14
3."Jaanoon Na"Siddhant KaushalClinton Cerejo, Bianca GomesBianca Gomes2:54
4."Teeja"Siddhant KaushalClinton Cerejo, Bianca GomesYash Kapoor3:03
Total length:11:39

Reception

Bengali author Suman Sen praised the performance of Abhishek Bachchan, without comparing with the original Bob Biswas Saswata Chatterjee. And said, the screenplay could be more tight.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Abhishek Bachchan transforms into cold-blooded killer Bob Biswas in new teaser: 'Nazar aap par hai'". The Indian Express. 18 November 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ "'Bob Biswas' movie review: Abhishek Bachchan is excellent in this crime drama filled with emotions, suspense". DNA India. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  3. ^ Bob Biswas Review: Abhishek Bachchan nails it as Bob Biswas, retrieved 3 December 2021
  4. ^ "Abhishek Bachchan starrer 'Kahaani' spin-off titled 'Bob Biswas', Shah Rukh Khan to produce". The Times of India. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Bob Biswas: Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment to produce Abhishek Bachchan's next film". Firstpost. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Chitrangda Singh Cast as Leading Lady for Bob Biswas Starring Abhishek Bachchan". News18. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Bob Biswas: Shah Rukh Khan's production starring Abhishek Bachchan goes on floors". Bollywood Hungama. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  8. ^ Abhishek Bachchan [@juniorbachchan] (18 February 2020). "It's a wrap on the 1st schedule!!!#BobBiswas @sujoy_g @IChitrangda #DiyaAnnapurnaGhosh @RedChilliesEnt @iamsrk" (Tweet). Retrieved 20 February 2020 – via Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Abhishek Bachchan-starrer Bob Biswas wraps shoot". Outlook India. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Bob Biswas – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jiosaavn. December 2021.
  11. ^ "Movie review | Bob Biswas – Diya Annapurna Ghosh". 5 December 2021.

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