An enjoyable breezy entertainer
The funny yet witty Bengali web series Eken Babu is back with another season that is streaming now on Hoichoi. Ekendra Sen who is known as Eken Babu is played by Anirban Chakrabarti. It is a comedy series based on Sujan Dasgupta’s fictional stories.
The first three seasons were total hits and had a balance of comedy and thrill but the fourth season didn’t go well with the viewers.
The series revolves around the mysteries of Burman House which is in Murshidabad. Eken Babu visits the Burman House as the house had historical ties with Siraj-Ud-Daulah and he thought that it had something to do with a famous restaurant Shiraz in Kolkata. Being a foodie, he went there, and soon after he came to know that his sister Rinita (Anuradha Mukherjee) was there with her friend Bishakha (Sohini Banerjee). The story starts from there and is filled with wittiness, drama, mystery, and not leaving behind the food. Eken Babu starts his investigation to crack the ancestral mystery.
Eken Babu (Anirban Chakrabarti) has built quite a fan base after his first season itself with people started loving Eken Babu. All through the six episodes, he made us sit back and watch the whole season at one go. Anirban captures the pulse of the audience by his brilliant expressions and punchy dialogues. His performance is nothing short of a mind-blowing experience. All the other actors though managed to give out appreciable performances; fade behind the stature of Eken Babu.
Behind the scenes
The web series is directed by Joydeep Mukherjee, and all the scenes are very descriptive. Whenever you think that you are close to solving the mystery, a new twist emerges which shocks everyone.
Although the first two episodes were a bit stretched and lack the momentum that is prevalent in earlier seasons of Eken Babu, it kicks off from the third episode when the actual plot starts building up. Joydeep’s perfect execution made this possible and he deserves the accolades for making Eken Babu a super success.
Verdict & Rating
Though it lags a bit in the first two episodes, the remaining episodes are quite pacy. Also, the fun element present in the first three seasons of Eken Babu is missing in the latest season. But the shorter episodes and the amount of suspense that goes into the series make it an enjoyable breezy entertainer.