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Directed by Parambrata Chattopadhyay
Produced by Shouvik Basu
Navratan Jhawar
Raylin Valles
Written by Rohan Ghose
Shouvik Banerjee
Music by Score:
Nabarun Bose
Neel Dutt
Arko Mukherjee
Cinematography Ravi Kiran Ayyagari
Edited by Sumit Chowdhary
Ratanshree Nirman
Ten Films
Roadshow Films
Distributed by ZEE5
Release dates
Running time
104 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Tiki-Taka, previously titled as Khelechi Ajgubi is a 2020 Indian ZEE5 original Bengali language sports drama situational comedy film directed and produced by Parambrata Chattopadhyay.[1] The film stars African national Emona Enabulu, Al-Mamun Al Siyam[2] and Carl Zohan in the main lead role while director Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Ritabhari Chakraborty and Saswata Chatterjee play supporting roles in the film.[3] The film was set on the backdrop of West Bengal and other parts of North-East India.[4] The film was premiered via ZEE5 on 11 September 2020 and opened to positive reviews.[5][6]


The storyline of the film revolves around the Senegalese national Khelechi Ajgubi (Emona Enabulu) who has landed in India to fulfill his aspirations of pursuing his career as a professional footballer before falling trap into a comedy of errors.



The film production originally launched in Bengali language and the film was initially tentatively titled as Khelechi Ajgubi.[9] The principal photography of the film began in March 2018, keeping in mind about the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[10] The directorial venture was announced by actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay who also made his debut as a producer through this project.[11] The film title was later changed to Tiki-Taka which is a technique popularly used in the sport of football.[12] The film was dubbed in Hindi during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India.[13] Senegalese actor Emona Enabulu was roped into play the male lead role. The portions of the film were predominantly shot in Kolkata.[14][10]


The film was supposed to have its theatrical release in 2020 but was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India and filmmakers intended to release it via OTT platform.[13] ZEE5 bought the digital distribution rights of the film and was released on the platform on 11 September 2020.[5]


After release, Tiki Taka received positive reviews from critics, with praises for the plot, light-hearted comedy and individual performances.

Hindustan Times gave a rating of 4 out of 5 and stated "The laughs are non-stop and the film is light and funny, this one will definitely strike a chord with football fanatics!"[15] Upam Buzarbaruah of Times Of India wrote "Tiki Taka is a nice watch. It boasts of some decent performances. While Parambrata and Emona rule the screen with their chemistry, Ritabhari also delivers her role quite nicely. The rest of the cast, however, have too short a screen presence for us to judge their performances"[16] The Quint wrote "Tiki-Taka is a fast-paced, entertaining watch and also an ode to Kolkata’s obsession with soccer"[17]


  1. "Parambrata Chattopadhyay to star in and direct ZEE5's Tiki-Taka" (in en). 2020-08-27. https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/web-series/parambrata-chattopadhyay-zee5-tiki-taka-6571717/. 
  2. "Parambrata Chattopadhyay to star in and direct ZEE5’s Tiki-Taka". https://www.thequint.com/brandstudio/tiki-taka-movie-review-directed-by-parambrata-chattopadhyay. 
  3. "Tiki Taka: Meet The Characters Of This Upcoming Situational Comedy" (in en). 2020-09-02. https://www.zee5.com/zeekannada/tiki-taka-meet-the-characters-of-this-upcoming-situational-comedy-movie/. 
  4. "Tiki-Taka: The Story Of Football In North-East India" (in en). 2020-09-10. https://www.zee5.com/zeekannada/tiki-taka-the-story-of-football-in-north-east-india/. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Streaming in September 2020: The Boys Season 2, Atkan Chatkan, JL50 and others" (in en). 2020-09-03. https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/web-series/abhay-deol-jl50-nani-v-hostages-2-atkan-chatkan-streaming-in-august-2020-6578927/. 
  6. "Tiki-Taka Movie Review: A pleasant, if simplistic, football comedy". https://www.cinemaexpress.com/reviews/hindi/2020/sep/11/tiki-taka-movie-review-a-pleasant-if-simplistic-football-comedy-20207.html. 
  7. "Parambrata turns taxi driver in his next 'Khelechi Ajgubi' - Times of India" (in en). https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/movies/news/parambrata-turns-taxi-driver-in-his-next-khelechi-ajgubi/articleshow/67635574.cms. 
  8. "Ritabhari Chakraborty excited to work under director Parambrata Chatterjee - Times of India" (in en). https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/movies/news/ritabhari-chakraborty-excited-to-work-under-director-parambrata-chatterjee/articleshow/63726872.cms. 
  9. "The story of Parambrata's next 'Khelechi Ajgubi' revealed - Times of India" (in en). https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/movies/news/the-story-of-parambratas-next-khelechi-ajgubi-revealed/articleshow/69093318.cms. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Parambrata to direct a film yet again - Times of India" (in en). https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/movies/news/parambrata-to-direct-a-film-yet-again/articleshow/63093071.cms. 
  11. "'Khelechi Ajgubi': Parambrata Chatterjee gets candid about his next - Times of India" (in en). https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/movies/news/khelechi-ajgubi-parambrata-chatterjee-gets-candid-about-his-next/articleshow/65067254.cms. 
  12. "Tiki-Taka: Why Is This The Perfect Name For This Comedy-Of-Errors Film?" (in en). 2020-09-08. https://www.zee5.com/zeekannada/tiki-taka-why-is-this-the-perfect-name-for-this-film/. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Ritabhari Chakraborty on her upcoming release Tiki Taka". https://www.telegraphindia.com/entertainment/ritabhari-chakraborty-on-her-upcoming-release-tiki-taka-and-why-she-is-a-parambrata-fangirl/cid/1791456. 
  14. Jha, Pratik. "ZEE5 Web series Tiki-Taka Trailer Out Release Date Plot Star Cast & Crew" (in en-US). https://www.dekhnews.com/entertainment/zee5-webseries-tiki-taka/. 
  15. "Watch Tiki Taka and the curious case of football on ZEE5 this weekend. Light, refreshing and funny!" (in en). 12 September 2020. https://www.hindustantimes.com/brand-stories/watch-tiki-taka-and-the-curious-case-of-football-on-zee5-this-weekend-light-refreshing-and-funny/story-3cEUgreRB3roFNY3YrlVmL.html. 
  16. "Tiki Taka Review: A light-hearted take on Bengal's football craze". https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/web-series/reviews/bengali/tiki-taka/ottmoviereview/77945864.cms. 
  17. "Tiki-Taka Review: A Comedy Of Errors That Tickles Your Funny Bone" (in en). 11 September 2020. https://www.thequint.com/brandstudio/tiki-taka-movie-review-directed-by-parambrata-chattopadhyay. 

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