A fast-paced entertainer with loads of tricks and twists
ALTBalaji, the pioneer in the OTT field has come out with yet another different kind of content convalescing crime and thrill with Bicchoo Ka Khel which is streaming now on Zee5 as well.
Anil Chaubey (Satyajit Sharma), the leading lawyer gets murdered in a function and Akhil (Divyendu Sharma) is the main culprit. The story which starts here in Varanasi takes different twists unveiling various layers of the story.
The investigation by Nikunj Tiwari (Zeishan Quadri) takes him to many places and leads him to the actual killer of Anil Chaubey while uncovering many startling facts and fallacies behind this killing.
Meanwhile, Akhil has to find out the real killer of his father Babu (Mukul Chaddha) who is framed and jailed for the murder of Munna Singh (Gautam Babbar) so that he can avenge his beloved father’s killing.
To find out the killer of his father, Akhil in the first place needs to crack the mystery behind the killing of Munna Singh while Rashmi (Anshul Chauhan)who is also the lady love of Akhil has to find out the killers of his father Anil Chaubey.
The hunt for killers takes Akhil and Rashmi to many hidden skeletons which start tumbling down spilling the secrets that are not only shocking but baffles everyone including Nikunj Tiwari.
It’s an extension of Mirzapur for Divyendu whose performance once again elicits a positive response due to his true to the character portrayal. He had the rustic and raw aura which helps in playing characters like Munna or Akhil which mainly rely on exhibiting an unrefined look and Divyendu oozes life into the character of Akhil with great ease and energy.
Anshul Chauhan as Rashmi is equally brilliant and the chemistry between her and Divyendu is the silver lining of this thriller and they both look awesome on screen.
Zeishan Quadri is successful in presenting the character of an upright police officer who at the same mode spares time to fulfill the darkest whims of his wife Poonam Tiwari played by Prashansa Sharma to perfection.
Trishna Mukherjee as Protima, Rajesh Sharma as Mukesh Chaubey, and Gagan Anand as Rajveer are quite apt in their roles and made a befitting contribution to the narrative. High five to all other actors for their impressive performances!
Behind the scenes
Based on the novel of the same name by Amit Khan, the adaption of Bicchoo Ka Khel by Ghalib Asad Bhopali and Gibran Noorani is excellent and this writer duo have done a commendable job in making it screen-worthy.
Director Ashish R Shukla who had a hit thriller Undekhi to his credit recently has ably transformed a riveting script onto the screen with great conviction. As a result, the final product looks quite entertaining and the way he built up and maintained the suspense part till the last frame is quite admirable. Full credit to Ashish for his superlative effort.
The background score by Udbhav Ojha and the title track by Songfest and Gaurav Dagaonkar stand as an asset to the series.
Sunil Pillai’s photography is appealing and the picturesque Varanasi was captured very well by his camera lens.
Verdict & Rating
Bicchoo Ka Khel is a fast-paced entertainer loaded with many tricks and turns in addition to the finest performances that made the 9-episode series highly enjoyable. This will keep you guessing till the last scene and you will not be disappointed even though all your guesses go wrong in the end.
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