Ek Tukro Chand is probably the first film which is made on a story of Kakababu after ‘Sabuj Dwiper Raja’. Kakababu is a extremely popular character in Bengali fiction after Feluda and though the character might not have the charm or appeal of Feluda, yet this particular character has his own methodical way of solving cases along with his nephew Santu and his friend Jojo and Sunil Ganguly has written at least 30-35 stories centered around Kakababu and his gang.
In this particular film, Sabyasachi plays the part of Kakababu and Santu is played by Bittu now popularly known as Soham who has become a hero in Bengali films. This particular film is extremely dated as one can understand by looking at the characters and had not been released so long for some particular reason. The story is extremely simple and for children and that is why it is a children’s film.
Raja Roychoudury or Kakababu (as he is better known), the crippled adventurous man and his nephew Santu and his friend Jojo become involved by chance in the case of ‘Ek Tukro Chand’. It seems as if a few pieces of stone or the ‘moon’ are being exhibited at museums all over the world. One such piece of stone has even been brought to Kolkata from U.S.A and is being exhibited at the Indian museum. It is stolen one day.
At the same time, Simon Boobumba, the brother of the Prime Minister of Burundi has been kidnapped after he comes to Kolkata.It seems as if both these cases have a link to each other.Kakababu meanwhile is approached by an old associate Narendra Verma, an CBI official who asks him to go to Ranchi and meet Thakur Singh, a feudal lord of that area who might have kidnapped Boobumba.After reaching there and meeting Thakur Singh, he and his gang have a few run ins with Thakur Singh and eventually at one point even the cops arrive, but find that a dummy Boobumba has been kept there.
Kakababu and his gang go to the hills where Kakababu receives a call from the gang who have stolen the stone and supposedly also have Boobumba with them. They ask him to get a huge amount of money or otherwise Boobumba will be killed.Kakababu meets them with a briefcase which contains money. They take him to another destination and discover that there is no money. They ask him not to play any tricks. He plays for time and soon the cops arrive there as well. Over there a Sardarji who is part of their gang is discovered by Santu to be none other than Boobumba and he is also the person behind the theft of the stone as it is discovered and is found on him.
This film had been shown at the Children’ Film Festival at Nandan in 2002 and actually the film is most probably also a 2001 film.Sabyasachi fits the role of Kakababu just as he fits the role of Feluda so well and he has been ably supported by Bittu who has done a good job. The background score is appropriate with the film. The film is supposed to be enjoyed with the kids.
Unfortunately the film has been released, but the noted director Pinaki Chaudhuri (the director of this film) has not been informed about the release of this film.