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hoichoi to launch first Bengali web sitcom

MUMBAI: Bengali video on demand (VoD) platform hoichoi is set to launch Bengal’s first web sitcom ‘Gariahat-er Ganglords’, a comic take on Kolkata underworld.

Directed by Atreyee Sen and produced by SVF Entertainment, Gariahat-er Ganglords will start streaming on the platform 13 January onwards.

With a slightly dark tone that mirrors the happenings in the underworld, ‘Gariahat-er Ganglords’ is a comedy-of-errors revolving around a young wannabe gang-lord called Jonny and his blind-and-partly-deaf partner Bunty.

Chaos starts with the arrival of Jonny’s young cousin Buchku from Malda, West Bengal. It is an epochal event that will change their lives for the better or worse, depending on how you look at it. Buchku moves in with the gangster duo, filling their lives with a blend of his naivety, stupidity and wildness. As the comic gangsters live together, it leads to a series of unlucky yet hilarious incidents.

While Saurav Das and Ayan Bhattacharjee play Jonny and Bunty respectively, Debmalya Gupta plays Buchku.

Hoichoi has recently released a song from ‘Gariahat-er Ganglords’, featuring Kanchan Mullick called ‘Gorom Gorilla’.

The cast also includes:

  • Chandan Sen as Agent Mondal
  • Kanchan Mullick as Kumar Prem
  • Shweta Chowdhury as Bipasha
  • Akshay Kapoor as Mr Ahluwalia
  • Jonardan Bose as Thomas Kaka
  • Anindita Bose as Monalisa
  • Sudipa Basu as Mashima
  • Dolly Basu as Disco Dida
  • Saqi Banerjee as Jim