Tungkulung E Eken Review: Anirban Chakrabarti starring series is predictable

Cast of Tungkulung E Eken:

Anirban Chakrabarti, Somak Ghosh, Suhotra Mukhopadhyay, Satyam Bhattacharya, Bodhisatta Majumdar, Debraj Bhattacharya

Director: Joydeep Mukherjee

Tungkulung E Eken: Khuner Age Khuni Khoja (2023) Bengali Web Series Review:

The much-awaited web series Tungkulung E Eken Khuner Age Khuni Khoja finally premiered on Hoichoi on 8th December 2023. The 7-episode series, starring Anirban Chakrabarti as Ekendra Sen (Eken Babu), is directed by Joydeep Mukherjee.

The story revolves around the suspicious death of King Shyam Sundar Rana. Before his death, he suspected foul play and received death threats for the precious diamond he owned. Consequently, he informs Sleuth the night before his demise to investigate the case if he dies.

The trio of Ekendra Sen (Anirban Chakrabarti), Promotho (Somak Ghosh), and Bapi (Suhotra Mukhopadhyay) started investigating it. Will Eken Babu successfully resolve the death mystery?

Tungkulung E Eken is the 7th season of the Eken Babu franchise, in addition to two films, The Eken and The Eken: Ruddhaswas Rajasthan. It appears that the character Eken Babu is losing its essence and failing to deliver something exciting. However, the mystery aspect is notably lacking in this series, as the storyline can be easily predicted from the 2nd episode.

Anirban Chakrabarti looks okay in the titular role. Some of the comic scenes are acceptable, but the rest seem very much outdated and forcefully added to the script. The most surprising part of this series is the tag "Khuner Age Khuni Khoja" (finding out the killer before the murder), as there is no link of this tag with this series.

Suhotra Mukhopadhyay, as Bapi, had a little bit in the script which he justified with a good performance, though considering his potential, he is mostly underutilized. The same goes for Somak Ghosh as Promotho, who had nothing much to do in the script. Debraj Bhattacharya as Sumit & Satyam Bhattacharya as Binoy delivered convincing performances.

There isn't much to say about Joydeep Mukherjee's direction, considering there was ample opportunity, especially at the script level, for him to explore. This could have presented something engaging, but unfortunately, he failed to do so.

I hope the creators will seriously consider enhancing the plot by adding exciting elements and layers to the titular character. Otherwise, it no longer excites audiences to watch the same things repeatedly for the past 5 years.


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