Abhishek Bachchan’s ‘Bob Biswas’ Releases Exclusively on Zee 5

This December, ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content, brings to its viewers Bob Biswas, a crime-drama set against the backdrop of a love story, showcasing the dual life led by contract killer, Bob Biswas. Starring Abhishek Bachchan in the titular role and Chitrangda Singh as Mary, the ZEE5 Original film has been directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh and is produced by Gauri Khan, Sujoy Ghosh and Gaurav Verma.

The journey of Bob Biswas, a middle-aged hitman-for-hire who comes out of a prolonged coma not being able to remember any details about his life and his past including his own family. As he tries to remember his identity, episodes from his past come alive, putting him in a moral dilemma between the history of his own deeds versus his newly developed sense of right and wrong. The film is a Boundscript production presented by Red Chillies Entertainment and set to premiere on India’s largest homegrown OTT platform, ZEE5 on 3rd December. Shot in Kolkata, Bob Biswas also stars Chitrangda Singh in a pivotal role.


Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said, ““In line with our commitment to bring our viewers the best stories across genres and from master storytellers, we are happy to announce yet another direct-to-digital release ‘Bob Biswas’ in association with Red Chillies Entertainment and Sujoy Ghosh’s Boundscript. A crime drama with Abhishek Bachchan playing the character of Bob Biswas, the film is sure to delight our global audiences.”

Debutant Director, Diya Annapurna Ghosh, said, “I have had the most fantastic experience designing Bob Biswas, a crime-drama that has a love story in its essence. This film came to me in 2020 which was one of the most difficult times in all of our lives. I was blessed with a fabulous set of actors like Abhishek and Chitrangda amongst others, who have given it their all. With the support of my whole crew, Red Chillies Entertainment and Boundscript, we culminated amidst all odds to make Bob Biswas happen and I am very grateful to them.”

Gaurav Verma, Producer & COO Red Chillies Entertainment said, “We endeavour to tell engaging stories across all platforms and back fresh talent; Bob Biswas is another step in that direction. It’s a unique film, a character spin-off, something we have never attempted before. It was exciting to work with Diya, who has transformed into a director with a lot of promise in her very first film. Together with producing partner Sujoy Ghosh, we are excited to bring Bob Biswas to the viewers through ZEE5.”

 Sujoy Ghosh from Boundscript, Co-producer and Writer said, “This is a new ‘Bob Biswas’, he is like any of us. In life, we all have various roles to play, whether as a parent, spouse or friend and in each role we are equally responsible and accountable. This is the world of Bob, where he is trying to cope with each role as his life unfolds before him. Creating this world of Bob was super exciting and having Abhishek onboard has made the film even cooler. I genuinely hope that the audience enjoys what they see.”

Watch Bob Biswas exclusively on ZEE5 starting 3rd December 2021.

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