Nowadays films are hardly made for children in our country either in Bollywood or in Tollywood either because they can’t guarantee any returns or they simply don’t have a marker. One would imagine it is the latter. It is quite a surprise though that within a period of a month two children’s films would have released in Tollywood.That is exactly what has happened as firstly ‘Gosaibaganer Bhoot’ was released a month back (seems to be doing pretty well) and now a completely unknown low budget film called ‘Ek Je Chilo Bhuter Chana’ which has no known faces save a couple of character actors has released.
The film is not a horror film as expected and is in fact a children’s film. The film
S story should appeal to children because it starts off with a grandmother narrating a tale about ghosts, the type of ghosts that exist and how a friendly child ghost once helped a couple of poor villagers to teach their greedy zamindar a lesson.
The story goes back to a village Narendrapur where a greedy zamindar Rudranarayan existed who made life hell for his subjects and had no mercy for them even when the harvesting season was bad one year and the people had to go literally without a meal. The zamindar was adamant in realizing his dues.Bhola (he was a subject’s nephew) and Kanai had run away one day after hitting the zamindar’s men and fled to another village. They came across a friendly child ghost-Bhuter Chana who heard their tale of woes and gave them special powers so that they could wish whatever they wanted and it would happen.
Bhola and Kanai reached Rupnarayanpur where the zamindar Chandrasekhar who was just opposite of Rudranarayan was willing to give his hand in marriage to anyone who could find his daughter who was untraceable.
Bhola and Kanai do manage to bring the zamindar’s daughter Chandralekha back. They even go to Rudranarayan ‘s house and teach him and the ‘nayeb’ a lesson.Rudranarayan later changes himself and adopts Bhola and Kanai as his sons.Bhola gets married to Chandralekha.
The film is a low budget film, but it comparatively better than quite a few other films. The story telling is perfect for a children’s film though it could have done without the songs to make the film shorter and also a better film. When the credits started rolling at the beginning of the film, we could see images of Casper-the friendly young ghost, a character whom we are all familiar with. A lot of children could be seen enjoying and laughing while watching the film at the films’ premiere show.
Seems children will like this low budget children’s fare.