An intriguing topic is posed by Bob Biswas, but the film doesn’t provide an answer. They may remember their family, friends and coworkers if they lose their memory and regain it. They may even go back to their old ways. Can they, however, rediscover their original selves once again? Is it possible for them to maintain their moral compass?
It possible for a person’s morals and ethics to completely change? Is Diya Annapurna Ghosh’s directorial debut saying yes? That’s just one of the film’s many mysteries.
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Sujoy Ghosh, the father of Diya Annapurna Ghosh, wrote and directed the 2012 thriller Kahaani, which is the inspiration for the Zee5 release. In Kahaani, a timid insurance agent who moonlights as a contract killer is played by Bob Biswas (an amazing Saswata Chatterjee). Bob gets what he deserves when Vidya Balan’s heroine character is one of his targets.
Story of Bob Biswas
Bob Biswas (Abhishek Bachchan) wakes up from an eight-year coma to find retrograde amnesia. He has no recollection of the events leading up to the trauma. “Shuru shuru mein nahin tha lekin aap sab mujhe Bob bulaa rahe hai toh,” he responds when the doctor inquires about his name. Mary (Chitrangda Singh), Mary’s son Benny, and Benny’s stepdaughter Mini are all introduced to Bob.
When two police officers contact him and ask him to kill a few individuals, he’s caught in the middle of a moral quandary as he tries to recall his hitman persona. When Bob gets his hands on the gun, he realises he’s got a secret of his own to keep. While Bob is busy murdering people at point-blank range, the city’s youth are ensnared by a deadly substance called ‘Blue’. Bob and his family are in danger, but he doesn’t realise it.
Performances in Bob Biswas
In the role of Bob Biswas, Abhishek Bachchan replaces Saswata Chatterjee. After a promising start, the actor’s murdering spree is ruined by cliched scripting. A far cry from the acclaimed work of Ab Jr.! While Chitrangda Singh does a fine job as Bob Biswas’ wife, Mary, she doesn’t get much to chew on. Mini, played by Samara Tijori, sings and dances through the script. Amar Upadhyay and Bhanu Uday Pratap contribute nothing of value.
Paran Bandopadhyay’s character Kali Da is the only one who stands out from the rest of this group. You’re left wondering if there’s more to him than meets the eye because of the strange aura he exudes. His Kali Da is a conscience keeper who ensures that the bloodied world remains balanced in the middle of all the mayhem.
‘Tu Toh Gaya Re’ by Bianca Gomes is a fast-paced single that introduces the killer, Bob Biswas. The rest of the tracks are merely acceptable.
Diya Annapurna Ghosh is the director.
Chitrangada Singh and Abhishek Bachchan star in the film.