Shikarpur is a small town in Cooch Behar. A series of murders and attacks by a ghost, Pichla Bhoot, infested the town. The local police suspect that these two events are related. A private detective of the town, Keshto (Ankush), gets into work to find the culprit and more murders take place.Shikarpur Season 1 Download
Review: First thing first, Shikarpur is brave. It will be absolutely wrong to treat it as a detective/ whodunit series. Yes, it is a story of a detective. However, more than that Nirjhar Mitra’s Shikarpur also represents the aspirations, heartbreaks, secrets, and gossip of a small town. Along with the detection, the maker Nirjhar Mitra has also constantly told us many other stories and his effort makes the series multidimensional.Second, this is one of the very few Bengali web series that has quark to it. We get to watch a lot of quirky global shows. In fact, even a lot of Indian content resorts to quirk elements these days. Shikarpur puts an effort to use such quarks. The character of the magician, played by Sayan Ghosh, is one such memorable effort. Then there is the character of Baltu Barman who is unputdownable, not only for the character but also the performance.
The scene in which Ramkishore gorges on is used to bring that quirk and all these together make Shikarpur an enjoyable and intriguing watch.Third, there is consistency and credibility in the way the characters of a small town are portrayed. Interestingly, the names of the protagonist and his girlfriend are Keshto and Chumki – names that are practically obsolete in today’s urban Bengal. At the same time, the series never goes overboard with this portrayal of marginality. All the characters come very spontaneously in front of the audience with their background. No extra effort is seen to establish the small-town flavour of the show. Usually, the trend of Bengali films or shows is to overuse images of mountain ranges, valleys, canyons, etc, when it is shot in North Bengal. Here, the focus has always been on the characters and flavours of a small town that is incidentally situated in North Bengal.