The current time has taught us many things from emotional to the mental level. It has changed our normal life, but it has left a big transformation in our entertainment sources. While we have to get comfortable with the on-hand does of viewing experience with the streaming platform. The makers have also accepted the change and give views their fair does of options. The recently came web-series Bicchoo Ka Khel is another addition to space.
The story is set in Banaras, where Babu (Mukul Chadda) and his son Akhil Shrivastav (Divyenndu Sharma) work in a sweet shop and night-time houses to rob. As one regular night, Babu Goes to rob the house, but things go upside down where he gets frame for the murder of a local politician he has not committed. While his son Akhil tries to help his father to get away from the situation, he finds his father died in prison. Later we see him shooting advocate Anil Chaubey in an auditorium. Akhil surrenders himself and starts narrating his life story and the challenges he has faced.
Despite confessing his crime, Akhil was sure he could get away from the system. That gets true as he manages to get away from the situation. However, the plot does not stick to him escaping from the system. The series is about Akhil Shrivastav’s assignment to seek vengeance for his father’s demise. As the story progresses, one finds out how his father passes away and gets revenge. Moreover, the story becomes about revenge but with multiple twists and turns and how a guilty person twists the system to escape despite committing the crime?
Based on Amit Khan’s novel of the same name, the story is written by Gibran Noorani and Ghalib Asad Bhopali. This nine-episode series is full of twists and turn. The screenplay of the web series is fast-paced and doesn’t waste any time. The story is smartly crafted, each episode left on a note which keeps viewers on edge. Whenever you think that you are getting close to the truth, it takes you to new revelations. The script is engaging; it has its instants that show clever writing. Like many of the UP based story, the dialogues of the series written Kshitij Roy is fresh and witty.
The twists and turns are there, but the show suffers from speed, making it hard to get hold of. At times, a fast-paced screenplay acts like dual-sword, which is evident in “bicchoo ka khel “as the scenes do not leave the needed impact due to the speed. Although the initial build-up is extremely effective, the series s’ climax is disappointing, one of the major setbacks for viewers. Director Ashish R Shukla does a fair job with this crime thriller, which is evident in many of the sequences. The cinematography of Sunil Pillai is commendable in every frame, and the old song in the background helps the story. The web- show starts on a very propitious note but starts to stumble without any reassurance.
One of the key things which make the show watchable is the start cast. Divyenndu Sharma as Akhil Shrivastav is stunning; if you are a fan of Munna bhaiya for sure, this portrayal of him won’t disappoint you. The dialogues are there, which seems like meant for him, and he delivers it with his style.
Anshul Chauhan delivers another good performance, and her chemistry with Divyenndu is one of the show’s key highlights. Syed Zeeshan Quadri as a cop is hilarious. With Prashansa Sharma, the duo gives great laughs with their chemistry and act. Rest all cast is equally well in the show.
Overall, Bicchoo Ka Khel is a murder thriller with its ups and downs, but the cast’s acting will keep you in the loop. The show does not offer something new, but not something that doesn’t deserve your attention.
You can check out the web-series on Zee 5 or ALTBalaji now.
Cast: Divyenndu Sharma, Syed Zeeshan Quadri, Anshul Chauhan, Mukul Chadda, Satyajit Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Trishna Mukharjee, Gagan Anand, Abhinav Anand