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    Byomkesh Bakshi To Eken Babu: 5 Must-Watch Bengali Detective Series

    From the classic Feluda series by Satyajit Ray to the contemporary Byomkesh Bakshi adaptations, Bengali detective shows have become an integral part of the region's popular culture. Join in to explore the world of Bengali detectives and unravel so...
    Updated at - 2023-03-03,17:45 IST
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    Bengali detective series have been entertaining audiences for decades with their intriguing plotlines, relatable characters, and nail-biting suspense. From the classic Feluda series by Satyajit Ray to the contemporary Byomkesh Bakshi adaptations, Bengali detective series have become an integral part of the region's popular culture. These stories  not only entertain but also offer a glimpse into the social and political issues of the time they were created in.

    With this article, we will explore some of the must-watch Bengali detective series that have stood the test of time and continue to captivate viewers of all ages. So, get ready to dive into the world of Bengali detectives and unravel some of the most fascinating mysteries on OTT.

    Feludar Goyendagiri (Hoichoi)

    The 2022 detective series Feludar Goyendagiri, which is set in Darjeeling and stars Tota Roy Chowdhury as the private eye, opens with Darjeeling Jawmjawmat. It also stars Anirban Chakraborty as thriller author Lal Mohan Ganguly (Jatayu) and Kalpan Mitra as Feluda's assistant Tapesh Ranjan Mitter (Topshe).

    Pradosh Chandra Mitter, popularly known as Feluda, is a fictional private eye who has made appearances in a number of Ray's Bengali novels and short tales. In 1965, the figure made his debut in Sandesh, a Bengali children's magazine. The first adventure in the 35 books that make up the Feluda series is Feludar Goyendagiri.

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    Byomkesh Bakshi (Hoichoi)

    Referred to as Satyanweshi or ‘truth-seeker’ in the stories, Byomkesh Bakshi is a fictional Bengali detective created by Bandhopadhyay, said to be inspired by the character of Sherlock Holmes. Byomkesh, who is known for his sharp skills of observation, logical reasoning, and proficiency in forensic sciences, uses them to solve cases, especially murders.

    Over the years, we have seen several popular Bengali actors including Parambrata Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Rajit Kapur, and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, among several others. However, this web series starring Anirban Bhattacharya has been streaming on Hoichoi since 2017 and is one of the most popular shows, making it a must-watch.

    Eken Babu (Hoichoi)

    Eken Babu is a Bengali web series franchise based on a detective named Ekenbabu written by Sujan Dasgupta. Eken Babu’s character, played by actor Anirban Mallik, does not look like your regular detective but he actually looks like an ordinary middle-class Bengali man who earns a little by solving cases as a detective. The first season premiered on the Bengali OTT platform Hoichoi in March 2018 and the sixth season premiered recently on December 23, 2022.

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    Gora (Hoichoi)

    Starring Ritwick Chakraborty in the lead along with Ishaa Saha and Suhotra Mukhopadhyay, the Bengali detective series Gora features a one of its kind detective. Based in Kolkata, Gora aka Gourab Sen, who has a unique problem that he forgets things especially names, but is a serial killer specialist hunting down a serial killer who is targeting literary greats of the city in the first season.


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