For every creative soul from Bengal, Kolkata is a giving muse. She gives joy and love. She inspires and she provides. Kolkata is like a warm hug under the cotton sheets on a rainy morning. She possesses a kind of spirit that is reflected in the smallest of things – in the street corners and the playgrounds, in the festivities and the books. To showcase these little things that make Kolkata what she is, Bangla OTT platform Hoichoi can come up with an ongoing series of shorts. The Hoichoi Kolkata Minis pay tribute to the City of Joy, where emotions are too strong to be ignored.
Hoichoi Kolkata Minis: A Tribute to the Spirit of the City of Joy
Hoichoi, Bengal’s biggest video streaming platform, is noted for its fresh contents with unique concepts. The Kolkata Mini series has films of less than 5 minutes’ duration; they highlight ideas that Kolkatans hold close to their heart. These films can be categorised as docu-fiction. The makers of these minis select a mix candid moments from around the city and string them together in a story, often with elements of fiction. The end result is an on-going series of movies which, within minutes, makes you fall in love with Kolkata.
The Hoichoi Kolkata Minis remind the viewer that the city is many beautiful things put together, and the citizens live every day with passion and love. These shorts stand out from the crowd of documentaries because they present stories in manifolds. Not only do they talk about how certain things are an inevitable part of the Bangali lifestyle, but they also make you realise that every person has his or her own story to tell.
Christmas, bazaar, football, poetry, radio… Kolkata’s sources of joy and objects of affection are many, as you will be able to see in this tale:
Kolkata is, after all, the city with a heart and a brain… And, an indomitable spirit, as captured by the Hoichoi Kolkata Minis, available for free viewership on Youtube and Hoichoi as Hoichoi Minis. They will leave you asking for more.