Troilokkyo motion poster: Hoichoi ready to bring forth the first recorded serial killer in India
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Troilokkyo motion poster: Hoichoi ready to bring forth the first recorded serial killer in India

The story of Troilokkyo is adapted from Raar Kahini by Debarati Mukhopadhyay.

Hia Datta
Sep 26, 2021
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Listen up, people who love thrillers! Hoichoi is all set to bring you Troilokkyo, which tells the tale of India’s first recorded serial killer. She is a Bengali woman who you wouldn’t want to cross paths with. Adapted from Raar Kahini by Debarati Mukhopadhyay, the OTT platform is all set to bring this chilling tale to the small screens.

The streaming platform dropped the motion poster of this project on its Instagram handle. Set to the background music of drums and conch shells, there’s a suspenseful and even eerie feel to the poster.

Have a look at it:

For the uninitiated, Hoichoi has clocked its 5th year of operations and it’s safe to say that the platform has seen an upsurge in its subscriber base. As per Livemint, the watch-time and streaming users have doubled while the viewership has increased four times over the past year. The average watch-time on a daily basis is estimated to be 60 minutes. The average daily visitors to the site is thrice a day, the report continues.

Season 5 of Hoichoi is big on original content, pooling in well-known names from the Bengali film industry like Ritwick Chakraborty, Anirban Bhattacharya, Sohini Sarkar, Anjan Dutt, Srijit Mukherji and more. Their lineups include Srikanto, a modern reimagining of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s seminal novel of the same name, Byomkesh 7, the seventh season of well-loved sleuth’s crime-detecting exploit based on Chorabali by Sharadindu Bandopadhyay, family thriller Indu, the detective series Gora that marks the digital debut of Ritwick Chakraborty and more.

There is also a string of Bangladeshi shows lined up, such as Boli, Karagar, Sabrina, Kaiser and Bodh to add to your Hoichoi binge-watch list.

Hoichoi has set out a roadmap for content expansion in a concerted and consolidated way, as is evident from its lineup of over 20 titles. The popular Bengali content platform has collaborated with ISP and telecom operators like Link3 and Grameenphone in Bangladesh for a wider reach. The expansion is lined up in Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East for potential viewers who subscribe to telecom packages.

Vishnu Mohta, co-founder of Hoichoi told Livemint that the platform is planning to release around 30 originals every year, proffering diverse content from an adaptation of classics to that from marquee directors. The content, which is currently dubbed in Hindi, will also be dubbed in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam for a wider reach.

Meanwhile, more details on Troilokkyo are awaited.

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