Bengali Web Series Shobdo Jobdo is a Suspense Thriller directed by Sourav Chakroborty. It released on Hoichoi on February 21, 2020. Shobdo Jobdo (Hoichoi) Web Series cast includes Rajat Kapoor (lead role), Mumtaz Sarkar, Payel Sarkar, Saloni Pandey, Subrat Dutta, and Kaushik Roy.
With a dark past of a hit and run case, writer Sougata Sinha ( Rajat Kapoor) has dark visions of his victim. Only that the past is not revealed early in Sourav Chakraborty’s Story Telling. Makes for an amazing Suspense Thriller.
The two main elements viewers can observe in the series is illusion and ghosts. However, in many scenes, the viewer will wonder whether it is just a regular ghost story, or a suspense way beyond what a ghost story promises to be. The Thriller also touches upon family relations, deception, revenge and the interplay of faith and mistrust.
The director has created a compelling account by minutely depicting tiny nuances of a Bengali Household, dressing sense and culture. There are multiple instances in the story where the sudden story spin piques viewer curiosity. One such instance is the ‘backspin’ in the first episode itself where the writer Sougata Sinha ( Rajat Kapoor) is shown with a woman, bathing seductively and discussing his next literary interest. Only that, and later it is shockingly revealed, that it was just a dream. However, the reason for such a vivid dream is clarified in the fourth episode and stuns the viewers. Another scene is the fork that lifts on the table, on the bread and pushes back little later. It is scary as well as shocking how the scenes bind together to create a mileau of suspense, while increasing curiosity.
The direction, cinematography, background music, editing and performances are pure excellence.The song ‘Boka Pahar’ has received a massive response from the listeners. The performances of Rajat Kapoor and Mumtaz Sarkar are outstanding. Saloni Pandey , Sinha’s daughter in the series, despite of being a debutant , plays an innocent character with utmost sincerity.
At the end of the series, a new possibility has opened up through final twist. In the viewer’s mind, the question is bound to arise whether some issues related to the story are deliberately left unresolved or the story delivers the closure. As per Pakaoo, Shobdo Jobdo may just get a Season 2. Pakaoo Rating for Shobdo Jobdo is 7/10.