Will Kahani’s Serial-Killer, Bob Biswas, Rise from the Dead and Star in his Own Film?

Ranjit Rodricks
Bob Biswas played by Saswata Chatterjee
Bob Biswas played by Saswata Chatterjee

More than Sabyasachi’s outfits, more than Vidya Balan’s super acting, more than anything else in Kahani, the character of Bob Biswas has become a cult figure and a character everybody took home with them.

No wonder then that numerous pop-art graphics of the character have surfaced all over the net, with some even demanding a film with Bob Biswas as the main character.

A film poster designed by Somesh Kumar
A film poster designed by Somesh Kumar

Says Ojwasi Mohanty on his blog, “Bob Biswas, played to perfection by Saswata Chatterjee, is one such character from the Sujoy Ghosh film – Kahani. Mr. Biswas is nondescript, he’s not even your guy next door. He is literally every man you see out on a busy office hour. A perfect getaway for a contract killer. Bob has dark circles perhaps because of late work hours and is a failure at his regular work place because his commitments lie elsewhere. He’s low on cardio, panting and sweating profusely which ultimately leads to his demise. Bob is human. He is not an arch-enemy or nemesis or one of those violent misguided villains that we’re used to. Bob is one of the most sincere negative characters that we’ll ever see. Stripped down to the bare necessities, ‘roti, kapda aur makan’. To the theatrically minimal, essentially and sincerely evil Bob!”

Here’s Mohanty’s Lego-style graphic, which accompanied his text:

Graphic by Ojasvi Mohanty
Graphic by Ojasvi Mohanty

And here’s another film poster style graphic which I really liked:

Bob Biswas by Abhinav Bhatt
Bob Biswas by Abhinav Bhatt

If you too would like to see a “Bob Biswas” film, send a tweet to Sujoy Ghosh @sujoy_g on Twitter

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