Hoichoi

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

‘Eken Babu’ writer Sujan Dasgupta found dead under mysterious circumstances

He was reportedly found lying on the floor of his bedroom, according to the police. 

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

OTT regulations would badly restrict creative filmmaking

Filmmaker Ashfaque Nipun talks to The Daily Star Opinion about how the BTRC's OTT draft regulations, if implemented, could hinder the creatives of Bangladesh.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Chanchal Chowdhury gets a new look in ‘Karagar’ Part 2

Upon its release, Hoichoi’s “Karagar” became the talk of the town, garnering an immense, positive response from the audience. Viewers were heavily intrigued by the mystery man, played by Chanchal Chowdhury.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Amitabh Reza on Puran Dhaka, Afzal Hossain, and his latest web series

A retired judge haunted by his past asks, “Was my judgment all wrong?” That is the premise of Bodh, the recently released web series by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury on the OTT platform, Hoichoi. We sat down with this celebrated filmmaker to discuss Bodh, his experience of working with the eminent actor Afzal Hossain, and life after Aynabaji’s success.

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

Discussing the OTT ecosystem with the industry leaders

With global names like Netflix, HBO, Disney, and Amazon investing heavily in the concept, it is inevitable that local names like Chorki, Hoichoi, Binge, Bongo etc., will continue to flourish equally. As the ecosystem continues to grow, we have numerous questions that come into our minds, such as how much OTT has actually affected the overall entertainment industry, what its future outlook may be, and whether there will be any negative impact, as is usual with any swiftly expanding user platform.

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Blender’s Choice-The Daily Star OTT & Digital Content Awards 2021: Who wore what?

Have you stopped to realise how wonderful this year has been in the entertainment sphere of the country? From music to movies, and from web series to vlogs, artistes from a plethora of fields rose up to offer numerous splendid performances. It seems, arguably after quite some time, people have started to really talk about Bangla movies, series, etc. Meanwhile, another phenomenon which has been happening simultaneously is how, in recent times, we have embraced Bangla content in the digital media. All these set the stage for an award show, a gala event paying tribute to those who are pushing the envelope for Bangla content in the digital world. Therefore, the Blender’s Choice-The Daily Star OTT & Digital Content Awards 2021 came into being. The event was held on 3 September, 2022 at...

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

5 Bangla series to binge over on the weekend

Karagar intrigued me further to explore the world of Bangla Entertainment having their, long-awaited shot on OTT platforms. With a little bit of digging, I came across a few more intriguing Bangla shows with an equal potential to intrigue. Here are my top picks.

July 23, 2022
July 23, 2022

Dissecting the outrage artist with Afran Nisho

Afran Nisho’s stellar performance makes Kaiser stand out from its contemporaries.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Badhon and the dazzling jamdanis in Rabindranath Ekhane Kokhono Khete Ashenni

I watched the web series for three main reasons — my undying affection for thrillers written by Bengali writers (this particular one also had a hint of supernatural thrown into it – talk about luck!). For the protagonists of the series, played by favourites (colossal fan of Azmeri Haque Badhon and Rahul Bose).

August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021

‘Rabindranath Gave It a Miss’... for good reason

Mohammad Nazim Uddin’s fictional offering ultimately hovers somewhere between pulp fiction and feminist commentary, but it fails to satisfy readers on either count.