By Brototi Das Gupta(07 Jul 2008)
The story of TARZAN has a make-belief world for its settings.Tarzan is a homo sapien who for some reason seems to have been alienated from the roots of civilisation. He has gone back to his primitive roots. He now knows no human language and has no human habits. He is more akin to the world of animals and they are his friends.
Tarzan is, however, a much sought-after person. The owner of a circus party has placed a huge prize on him. DK takes up the challenge to earn the ransom.
Sethi, His daughter Rubi and DK set out into the jungles(Shakabhumi) to hunt Tarzan out. Several myths and surmises surround Tarzan. Some say he is a human being, others deny it; some say he is a spirit, others say the tribals worship him; some feel he is an abandoned child who has grown up with animals and some opine he is an ape-man.
Once in the jungle Ruby falls in love with the natural surroundings. However, during one of her rambles she accidentally slips into a flowing river where she is hounded by a crocodile. She shouts for help and she is rescued by Tarzan who feels primally attracted to her immediately. This primal attraction does not spare Ruby either. Tarzan's raw vigor and manliness gives her a fresh lease of life. She constantly looks for opportunities to meet him.
However when this is discovered by her father and DK, they try their best to restrain her. Once Tarzan succeeds in taking her away from her father's group. Ruby and Tarzan then spent a few days together and Ruby vowed to make a civilised man out of the heathen Tarzan. She teaches him the alphabets and gives him other small lessons. But very soon Sethi sends out his rescue troop to find Ruby. Ruby is discovered and she is brought back while Tarzan is taken captive. In the meanwhile Sethi is killed by a tribal chieftain.
DK then takes the opportunity of showcasing Tarzan in the circus ring much against Ruby's pleadings to let the two of them return to the deeps. Ruby is forced to sing while Tarzan is performing in the circus. Tarzan's capture is noticed by the animals of the forest and they parade towards the city to rescue Tarzan and Ruby.
In the circus Tarzan is badly thrashed to make him display his strength to the audience. However Tarzan and Ruby are successful in overpowering DK and his allies and go back to the primal deeps.