Eken Babu is onto the case of the murder of a Jomindar named Jagadish Narayan who resides in Bolpur. This is connected to his ancestral heirloom, a red diamond.
A still from the trailer
Anirban Chakrabarti starrer Eken Babu season 5 dropped its trailer on the Instagram handle of Hoichoi. The actor, who grew popular as the eponymous, bumbling, quirky, amusing, and entertaining Bengali sleuth on the streaming platform, shared the trailer on his Instagram handle too.
Soumya Banerjee reprises his role as Ekken Babu’s companion from the previous four successful seasons. Anirban Mallik has directed the fifth season that will follow Ekken Babu’s exploits as a sleuth in the cultural hub, the beautiful Shantiniketan. The season is based on the stories of the detective by Sujan Dasgupta.
Detective Ekendra Sen aka Eken Babu introduces himself loud and clear to a police officer who doesn’t know him. The trailer that opens on this note also introduces the viewers (especially those who haven’t seen the four preceding seasons) in a way to the quirky Bengali sleuth.
Cut to the case, a mathematics teacher of Bolpur introduces himself and broaches his concern about Jomindar Jagadish Narayan, who also resides in Bolpur, Shantiniketan. It is swiftly revealed that Jagadish owns a diamond, which is his grandfather’s heirloom.
Avaricious eyes are cast on the radiant red diamond. Of course, you can guess very well that there will be trouble. The schoolmaster says, “Perhaps the diamond won’t remain untouched,” and requests Eken to look into the matter.
The trailer is a mix of light-hearted scenes - of Eken Babu chomping on traditional Bengali delicacies at the picturesque Shantiniketan, being a foodie at heart, and then wham, Jagadish Narayan is shot dead! He has left behind a diary with a riddle inscribed in it, which is the key to the murder mystery.
Cut to the chase, we see Eken Babu on the trail of the murderer, firing rounds when the situation demands. Eken Babu season 5, known as Shantiniketane Shankatmochan lays out the plot outline neatly in the nearly 2-minute trailer, hinting at another enjoyable season of the sleuth in mystery-detection mode with his idiosyncrasies and oodles of Bangaliyana.
Eken Babu season 5 is all set to stream on Hoichoi on October 8.