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Have you ever wondered, what if you met a jinn? How’d that be? Read more about this series Pett Kata Shaw to find out

Mahmud of Mishti Kichu has the answer for you, but not what you’d expect!

Mishti Kichu Teaser

Mishti Kichu, The Second Episode

Another week, another episode. If you’re reading this without any context, check out my previous review of the first episode here.

Quick recap; Pett Kata Shaw is a Chorki original anthology series directed by Nuhash Humayun. The main goal is to revive our creepy folklore and legends in an urban setup and scare the audience while at it.

This series has four episodes, and the second episode, “Mishti Kichu”, premiered on the 14th of April.

(14th April, Bangla Noboborsho, and a Bangladeshi horror thriller with Bengali sweets in it! How cool is that? Excellent creative thinking, Nuhash!)

Who Do We Have Here?

Mishti Kichu is written and directed by Nuhash Humayun and produced by Redoan Rony.

Chanchal Chowdhury, Afzal Hossain, and Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed starred as the main characters.

How It Starts

Mahmud (Chanchal Chowdhury) has a sweet shop. He’s an ordinary man with a sad and simple life. One night, things take a turn….

Well, it was predictable from the trailer what “creature” this episode was going to be about; with that one sentence –

“Is it true what they say about sweet shops? Jinns visit at night?”

Yeah, it’s about that. But nope, this jinn is not the stereotypical jinn we usually see on the screen.

He’s like us, haha.

Mishti Kichu
Mishti Kichu

The Characters of Mishti Kichu

I fell in love with Afzal Hossain here, honestly. It looks like he understood the assignment. Mr Hossain was in his element here, and I enjoyed his screen presence every second.

Nawshaba is my favorite in everything she’s in. But it felt like they gave her a role where little could be done to grab the audience’s attention, and it’s not her fault. I felt sad because of that. I’d have liked to see her being more vibrant in this episode. Although, the last two scenes involving her somehow made up for that lack of screen-punch. Guess I should count that as a silver lining!

Chanchal Chowdhury is a fantastic actor, no doubt. And he had some really epic moments throughout the story and truly delivered at those points. Still, in the beginning, I was very skeptical that he’d provide anything interesting despite being the protagonist because of how slow everything was going.

I can already say that the casting was spot on, and in fact, I couldn’t have enough of them.

My Take on Mishti Kichu

Speaking of not having enough of the cast, the episode felt somewhat rushed. Fascinating concept, but 30 minutes of running time wasn’t enough for proper execution. This plot needs a feature-length movie adaptation or a TV series.

Like, when it took a REAL thrilling turn, I almost jumped up, all excited, just to see the story come to its conclusion abruptly, without giving the audience enough time to process what they had just learned.

And the conclusion was rather a sad one.

If you’re a ‘Doctor Who’ fan, the ending will remind you of something very familiar. Sorry, that’s the only thing I could think of during the entire climax—apologies as a semi-Whovian.

And Lastly

Since the main goal is to give the audience chills somehow or at least introduce a terrifying character, Pett Kata Shaw disappointed me once again.

Interesting storyline, and interesting characters, and the actors did a terrific job in their parts. Still, none of it was that hair-raising in the slightest, even though there were several attempts. Mythology and telling-wise, they succeeded, thrilling-wise, not so much.

But other than that, the episode was mildly entertaining. I enjoyed the humour. The pop-culture references definitely were a brilliant addition to the storytelling and prove that Nuhash understands his audiences.

And some other brilliant moments where you could feel the character’s emotions; especially, Chanchal Chowdhury’s portrayal of sadness, depression, immense fear, and spiralling into utter madness was truly commendable.

Near the end, there was this brilliant depiction of Un….

Wait, I shouldn’t spoil that. You should experience yourself and be amazed by what was brought to existence using “Mishti Kichu”.

Despite being simple and rushed, this episode was actually better than the last one.

I will give it 6.8 out of 10.


Nafisa Maliyat loves writing and everything unpleasant, ranging from horror movies to Dhaka on a busy day. The plot twist is, she's not from Dhaka. And young Noam Chomsky is the reason she still feels motivated to study Linguistics, the discipline she's majoring in.

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