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Just like a common man we are used to passing by on the metro station, in a grocery store or even nodding indifferently at in a lift, Bob Biswas looked like the everyday guy going from his home to office, office to home and somehow managing to get dissolved in the background.
And perhaps that is what made his character as an insurance agent-cum-contract-killer unique, and one that fans couldn’t get enough of in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani. The 2012 film that starred Vidya Balan and served fans with a suspense that kept them at the edge of their seats, also had them rooting for the character of Bob Biswas, which Diya Annapurna Ghosh is all set to make us meet in a spin-off.
Bob Biswas is a common man, with a killer of a story! Watch Bob’s world come alive in #BobBiswas trailer now!@IChitrangda #SamaraTijori@ghosh09 @gaurikhan @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma @RedChilliesEnt #Boundscript @Zee5India pic.twitter.com/M6NspNOxWF
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 19, 2021
Played by Abhishek Bachchan who has truly nailed the look of a common man, the trailer of the film takes us through the life events of Bob Biswas, after he claims to have lost all memory of who he was and what he was known for.
As Bob follows the trail to his recovery in this two and a half minute trailer, he is forced back on the road to his criminal past and that gives fans the window to speculate whether he is really struggling with his memory or all of this is just a ploy to fool everyone around. Yet again.
Actress Chitrangda Singh plays the role of Bob Biswas’s wife and doesn’t seem to suspect him of his alternate identity or any foul play. But can we really blame her, when all of us were fooled by the original character played by Saswata Chatterjee in Kahaani.
Meanwhile, the internet is already breaking with speculation, anticipation and unanimous praise for Junior Bachchan who has essayed the role with perfection, at least by the looks of the trailer.
From being a bad actor to an amazing Actor@juniorbachchan has come a long way
Looking forward to the movie
— Sanaullah._.srkian (@Lucifer_srk_07) November 19, 2021
After Ludo, Abhishek bachan seems to have pulled off this character beautifully. Most underrated actor… Well done
— Shoaib (@Md_Shoaib73) November 19, 2021
OMG…. That’s just different look of Abhishek…. Wowwwww ATB Abhishek
— DEVANGI SHETH SHAH (@tinavips) November 20, 2021
Twitter is flooded with reactions as people sit with bated breaths and hope they will not be catfished by the trailer. One user wrote, “Looks good. The evolution of @juniorbachchan as an actor is praiseworthy,” another one wrote, “Please don’t disappoint us.”
— Mehran मेहरन (@mehranzaidi) November 19, 2021
Jason bourne desi version…#Bollywood copy paste ke layakh hai
— Watha.. (@I_Noor07) November 20, 2021
There were also people who couldn’t help but draw similarities of the plot with the Hollywood film franchise Jason Bourne. And while there could be a few undeniable similarities, we would like to believe that Diya Ghosh would retain the originality of the character and give us nothing short of the thrill we had while watching Kahaani.
The movie is set to release on December 3 on Zee5.