Bicchoo Ka Khel is a crime-thriller series written by Gibran Noorani, directed by Ashish Shukla and stars Divyenndu Sharma, Anshul Chauhan, Abhinav Anand, Syed Zeeshan Quadri and Rajesh Sharma. The series is 9 episodes long, each of about half an hour.
Plots, plots, plots!
Bicchoo Ka Khel is a mixed bag that confuses you regarding whether you’re satisfied with it or utterly confused with it. The answer, however, is somewhere between these two feelings, or maybe a mixture of the two. The series, with its Mirzapur-like feel, doesn’t do anything vastly new or thrilling, and it’s not like you won’t be able to figure out plot twists from a mile away, but it does have its funny moments, especially due to the lead cast.
Bicchoo Ka Khel follows Akhil Shrivastav who tries to prove his father’s innocence after the latter gets embroiled in a murder conspiracy and eventually dies. There are different plots, a whole host of side characters and a police officer who is a treat to watch.
Okay, let’s deal with this one thing at a time. The series is set in Benaras with our principal character, Akhil, murdering a lawyer in front of everyone. Bicchoo Ka Khel starts off in a very interesting way – we go back to the past where Akhil gives a rundown of what happened before that moment. Once we are up to date, we follow the story as it unfolds.
The narrative is extremely fast-paced, and by extremely, I mean EXTREMELY. There’s not a moment where you can sit and ponder over what’s unfolding before you. It’s a fun tactic for a while, but pretty soon you won’t be able to follow exactly who is doing what. There are a whole host of side characters who do various things, and the makers try to throw the audience off by weaving the story such that everyone seems like a suspect. Don’t get me wrong, that’s actually pretty cool. However, the plot twist at the end feels unsatisfactory and flat because of it.
However, what I found the funniest in Bicchoo Ka Khel is the relationship between Syed Zeeshan Quadri and Prashansa Sharma. The inspector and his wife share a very interesting marriage that is filled with hilarious moments and their chemistry is superb. If the makers decide on a show based on their relationship, I will be there to watch it, no questions asked!
Along with them, Divyendu Sharma as Akhil and Anshul Chauhan as Rashmi, his girlfriend and wife, are great too. Their chemistry is great, and more often than not Chauhan dominates the frame. Her character is feisty, and she carries it off with much conviction. On the other hand, Divyendu Sharma plays an almost similar role like Mirzapur’s Phoolchand Tripathi. The actor is sort of typecast in the role, but nonetheless, it’s entertaining. He gets the funny lines, and his mannerism and the way he carries the story proves that he is quite comfortable in similar roles.
As I was saying, Bicchoo Ka Khel’s story is quite meandering, too fast-paced and suffers from moments of insanity and lack of logic. One moment it’s smart and the other there’s no rhyme or reason behind the characters’ actions. There’s some serious lack of parity that will confuse you and the sheer number of plots that whack you across the face really stops it from being a more engaging and worthwhile watch.
Summing up: Bicchoo Ka Khel
Bicchoo Ka Khel is a crime thriller series that had a lot of potential but, somewhere down the line, lost most of it. The principal characters did an excellent job with what they were given, and that’s a boon because they’re that good. However, the series could’ve benefitted from a tighter plot and more feasible and believable twists.
The background score, however, is dismal and made me laugh because it was quite tacky. The VFX is horribly bad and it shows, more often than not, that the production quality is not high. All said and done though, fans of Divyendu Sharma will definitely enjoy this one. Just don’t have very high hopes.
Bicchoo Ka Khel is streaming on Zee5.
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