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Top shows on Hoichoi for the detective in you

Raktim Das

Raktim Das
Jun 24, 2021

Do you believe there’s a detective in you? Is solving mysteries your hidden passion and bingeing crime thrillers your favourite pastime? We bring to you some of the best such web series available on Hoichoi, that are bound to keep you at the edge of your seat with stories filled with twists and turns. No matter what, one thing is certain – entertainment guaranteed!

1
Byomkesh
8.7OTTplay Rating
Based on Saradindu Bandopadhyay's stories, miniseries Byomkesh is the tale of Satyanweshi Byomkesh Bakshi and his friend Ajit. Staying true to its Bengali roots, it hits the known place of nostalgia, as Byomkesh delves deep into untangling the mysteries, and bringing the truth to light. Set against the political and social context of mid-20th century, it provides an authenticity, often engaging in political commentaries. A complete package and hot recommendation on Hoichoi, Byomkesh guarantees a thrilling ride, as we revisit the stories read to us in childhood.
2
Bonyo Premer Golpo
6.7OTTplay Rating
A psychological thriller, Bonyo Premer Golpo has the habit of messing with the mind. It focuses on the life of Mrinalini, a young sociologist, who is studying the mental state of three criminals for her thesis research. However, things take a wrong turn as she slowly gets engulfed in this black hole, losing herself in the process. It portrays how far people can go for love, blurring the line between right and wrong.
3
Tansener Tanpura
6.6OTTplay Rating
With an age-old mystery wrapped in classical music, the web series follows the story of young musicians Alap and Shruti, in their pursuit for an ancient artifact - the precious Tanpura of musical maestro Tansen. In a race against time, they realise they might not be the only ones in this search. Tansener Tanpura manages to hit all the right notes and we see secrets of the past getting unravelled and masks being taken off, as the plot darkens.
4
The Stoneman Murders
5.7OTTplay Rating
Loosely based on a serial killer of the same name, who terrorised the streets of Kolkata in the 1980s, the show revolves around a struggling scriptwriter, Sneha, who comes into the possession of a diary of the fabled Stoneman, initiating a trip down the memory lane as she realises that the serial killer might be one of her own. It checks all the boxes required to be a worthwhile watch.
5
Eken Babu
8.5OTTplay Rating
Comedy is rarely infused in thrillers and detective stories, due to the fear of losing the gravitas of the plot. However, Eken Babu strikes the perfect balance as he solves various mysteries, while keeping his light-hearted nature and comic timing intact, providing ample entertainment to the viewers.
6
Nokol Heere
6.7OTTplay Rating
Detective Damayanti comes back with a bang, as she tries to unravel the mystery of a domestic homicide while revealing the conspiracies that led to it. A sequel of series Damayanti, this show is a mild thriller that is engaging to watch due to its well-formed script, without any loose ends.
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