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Vishal Sharma2 weeks ago

Hoichoi is a leading Bengali entertainment platform, owned and maintained by SVF Entertainment Pvt Ltd. Apart from focusing on Bengali language content worldwide, the platform hosts over 2000+ hours of Movies, Original Series, Music Videos, and more.  Exclusively, Original Hoichoi Web Series are both fictional and non-fictional and are highly famous among viewers.

Hoichoi is currently available for Apple TV, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku.

Here are some of the most popular binge-worthy Originals Hoichoi Web Series that will keep your excitement level high till the time you finish watching the last episodes.

1. Byomkesh

Detective/Drama

Being one of the best Hoichoi Web Series, Byomkesh web series is based on the iconic fictional character “Byomkesh Bakshi” created by Bengali writer “Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.” The series is based on the adventures and investigations of Byomkesh, his friends, and biographer Ajit, who accompanies Byomkesh. Hoichoi is the first OTT platform in the world to host the Byomkesh series.

Cast: Anirban Bhattacharya, Subrat Dutta, Ridhima Ghosh

Directed by: Soumik Chattopadhyay & Sayantan Ghoshal

Season 1 (2017): 2 episodes

Season 2 (2017-2018): 3 episodes

Season 3 (2018): 2 episodes

Season 4 (2019): 2 episodes

2. Kamini

Horror-Comedy

Starring Barkha Bisht in her first Bengali web series, Kamini is Hoichoi’s first horror-comedy series. Barkha plays the lead role of “Kamini” (mysterious woman). Samya and Arnab, who run a small private detective agency, reach Kamini’s village to decipher her mystery.

With the help of a local girl named Bijli, the two try to expose Kamini’s hidden truth and reveal the dark past. Later, Samya’s girlfriend, Sreemoyee too arrives at the village to help them. The series is both scary and funny at the same time.

Cast: Barkha Bisht, Saurav Das, Apratim Chatterjee, Trina Saha

Directed by: Rick Basu

Season 1 (2019): 8 episodes

3. Manbhanjan

Drama

Manbhanjan web series is an adaptation of a story of the same name by Nobel Laureate “Rabindranath Tagore.” Considered as one of his immortal creations, the series release date was announced on the 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

The plot of the series revolves around a housewife, “Giribala,” who lives a lonely life in her in-law’s house. Married to “Gopinath,” the couple lives a happy and loving life when they get married. Gopinath soon starts to see a glamourous theatre actress, “Labanga” and escapes with her.  Loneliness and betrayal leads Giribala to leave the house, and she bravely decides to come out of the situation and empower herself.

Cast: Sohini Sarkar, Amrita Chattopadhyay, Anirban Bhattacharya

Directed by: Abhijit Chowdhury

Season 1 (2019): 2 episodes

4. The Stoneman Murders

Thriller/Serial Killer


The series is based on actual events of the year 1985 to 1989, where an unidentified serial killer (called “Stoneman”) used stones to kill several street dwellers in Kolkata and Mumbai. “Sneha,” an aspiring writer, finds an old, mysterious diary of the Stoneman, making her curious to unfold the details inside and find out if the Stoneman is back again

Cast: Swastika Mukherjee, Rajatava Dutta, Rupankar Bagchi

Directed by: Rafiq Abdul Wahab

Season 1 (2019): 9 episodes

5. Paranoia

Thriller


Hoichoi’s “Paranoia” series is a compilation of short-format thrillers dealing with human emotions and psychological disorders in a maze of life realities.  While each story narrates a different life tale, the central theme is centered around Paranoia. The episode, “Lift” is a story of a journalist “Nandita,” who moves to a newly constructed high-rise building of the city. Wracked by Paranoia, she starts feeling uneasy and unsafe after liftman “Kartik” starts keeping an evil eye on her.

Cast: Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Saayoni Ghosh, Rayati Bhattacharya Basu, Anindya Sain

Directed by: Tathagata Ghosh, Annapurna Basu, Sourav Chakraborty

Season 1 (2017): 4 episodes

6. Paap

Drama/Murder Mystery


Starring charismatic Puja Banerjee in the lead, “Paap” is a mysterious and intriguing series about an ancient Durga Puja celebration and return of an independent and powerful woman who claims to be one of the family acquaintances who is here to expose long-hidden secrets.

Tension arises in the family when two dead bodies with crushed papers are found with a strange message. The “Puja House” turns into a crime scene and there is a whole lot of suspicion and mistrust in the family.

Cast: Puja Banerjee, Rahul Banerjee, Rajat Ganguly, Bhaswar Chatterjee

Directed by: Anupam Hari

Season 1 (2019): 5 episodes 

7. Eken Babu

Detective/Comedy


Based on a forgotten Bengali detective character, “Eken Babu” written by Sujan Dasgupta, the series is a tale set in contemporary Bangalore. Eken Babu is an ordinary-looking man and has unique ways to investigate crimes. Eken Babu reaches an apartment in Bangalore, much to the annoyance of its residence, and later finds one of his neighbors dead. His intelligence and adventures are highly remarkable

Cast: Anirban Chakrabarti, Shoumo Banerjee, Bubble

Directed by: Anupam Hari, Anirban Malik

Season 1 (2018): 10 episodes

Season 2 (2018): 6 episodes

8. Dhaka Metro

Drama


Entering Bangladesh with a bang, Hoichoi Web Series series, “Dhaka Metro” is directed by prominent Bangladeshi filmmaker, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury and features famous Bangladeshi actors.

The story is of a troubled corporate city man, “Kuddus” who drives off from the chaotic and frustrating city life of Dhaka and encounters surreal events and meets strange people.  On his road trip, he meets a kid named “Rahman” and a runaway woman. He has no idea where the road will take him next.

Cast: Neville Hasan, Aupee Karim, Mostafa Monwar, Shariful Islam

Directed by: Amitabh Reza Chowdhury

Season 1 (2019): 9 episodes

9. Shei Je Holud Pakhi

Musical Thriller


Hoichoi’s first musical thriller, “Shei Je Holud Pakhi” is an emotionally driven series. “Som,” a police officer lost his daughter “Mitil,” 5 years ago.  He is now trying to connect to her daughter through a sensational pop singer, “Vaidehi.” This then leads to a cacophony of mysterious events.

Cast: Neville Hasan, Aupee Karim, Mostafa Monwar, Shariful Islam

Directed by: Anirban Mallik

Season 1 (2018): 7 episodes

10. Cartoon

Horror Thriller


Hoichoi’s psychological horror series, “Cartoon” is about a graphic artist, “Aritra” and his fiancee “Jiniya” who shifted to a new apartment. Their lives turn upside down when something unusual starts to happen with Aritra’s graphic characters.

Cast: Paayel Sarkar, Mainak Banerjee

Directed by: Sourav Chakraborty

Season 1 (2017): 7 episodes

So buff up your binge watch list with this set of best Hoichoi Web Series and don’t forget to share your experiences in the comments section below.

Vishal Sharma

Vishal is a tech writer for Vidooly and a fan of everything related to Android. He loves exploring the nexus between tech, culture, space, and politics. He lies awake at night pondering over the myriad facets of life while also having an adventurous side to him. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sci-fi and drama series, reading psychology/politics fiction and playing brain games.

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