hoichoi, world’s largest digital platform exclusively for Bengali content, announced the launch of Bengal’s first web sitcom, a comic take on Kolkata underworld- ‘Gariahat-er Ganglords’ which will start streaming on the platform January 13 onwards.
The press conference to announce the 10th hoichoi Originals was held at a unique setting, under the Gariahat flyover today. It provided an apt backdrop for the crime-comic sitcom, with a skit involving thugs and police playing full throttle in front of the media just before the news conference.
Directed by Atreyee Sen and produced by SVF Entertainment, Gariahat-er Ganglords is a comic take on Kolkata underworld, is the first web sitcom in Bengali.
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