hoichoi serves two delicacies for the Bengali New Year!
To bring in the Bengali New Year, referred to as ‘Naboborsho’, hoichoi decided to treat their audience residing worldwide by bringing back their all-time favourite web series – Byomkesh. The treat did not end there, because they also launched their first Bangladesh Original web series titled – Dhaka Metro, directed by National Award winner Amitabh Reza Chowdhury.
Byomkesh returns with its 4th season, the story chosen this time is ‘Agnibaan’ penned by the late legendary Bengali author, Sharadindu Bandopadhyay who is known for his Byomkesh stories which gave birth to the iconic ‘Satyanweshi’ (truth-seeker) Byomkesh Bakshi.
Streaming from 12th April, Byomkesh Season 4 starts with a young girl Rekha, Byomkesh’s neighbour, who dies under some mysterious circumstances in her kitchen. Byomkesh (Anirban Bhattacharya reprises his iconic role) takes charge of this investigation. Rekha's father Debkumar is a scientist working for a government organisation. Rekha and her brother Habul are issues of Debkumar's first marriage. After his wife's death, Debkumar remarried but his second wife, Subhra is quite ignorant and insensitive about Rekha and Habul. Rekha had a relationship with her neighbour who is the only son of a wealthy doctor Rudra. But for their marriage Dr. Rudra claimed a hefty amount as dowry from Debkumar. Few days after Rekha's death Habul also dies in a similar mysterious circumstance. Both Rekha and Habul were holding a matchbox during their death. But after testing the matchbox no traces of poison were found in the matchsticks which keeps the police clueless. Byomkesh solves this case which reveals a deep tragedy of Debkumar's family.
On the other hand, there is Dhaka Metro, which is hoichoi’s effort to take Bangladesh-produced content to the global audience and offer a platform where entertainment-lovers from across the world can watch the performances of talented Bengali actors.
Streaming from 11th April, Dhaka Metro showcases a troubled city man (Neville Ferdous Hasan) who drives off the chaotic city life and finds himself stuck in a disturbed reality. Throughout the road trip, he encounters a series of eerie events and meets strange people which leave a mark in his life. However, he does not know where the road will take him next. The unconventional web series, which also stars National Award winning-actor Aupee Karim and child actor Shariful Islam among others, boasts of 9 unique episodes that depict different phases of a person’s life, namely: Relation, Alienation, Recollection, Exemption, Incarceration, Self-Regulation, Ennui, Delusion and The Last Journey.