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Sudershan Chimpanzee (English, Paperback, Devraj Rajesh)

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Sudershan Chimpanzee  (English, Paperback, Devraj Rajesh)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9789350090763, 9789350090763
  • Pages: 124
Description

Sudershan Chimpanzee, as the name suggests, chronicles the ups and downs of a chimpanzee named Sudarshan who tries to climb the ladder of fame in the city of Mumbai.

Summary Of The Book

Sudershan Chimpanzee is an adventure regaling the efforts for fame. Sudershan is an aspiring actor in search of fame. He ends up in Mumbai in search of his dreams. A dark comedy, Sudershan Chimpanzee is set in the 1960s and provides an insight into the world of fame, which is transitory but addictive. Sudershan Chimpanzee regales Sudershan’s efforts in realising his dream. He starts off as a circus act, then turns to pickpocketing to survive, even resorting to selling weed part time in Colaba. He gets a chance at being an extra and soon luck turns his way, and he ends up as a sidekick. He achieves his dreams as a brief stint as a hero in the Chimpoo series, which gives him international fame. Fame is a fickle mistress, and Sudershan soon learns his lessons in the harsh realities of the fame game.

Many characters color his life, from Moti the dog, to Rajesh the horse who is an avid Shakespeare fan, and Raja the elephant. Shah, his director turned nemesis, and Padma, the human actress who is the object of his love, become the most important figures in his life. The illustration is in black and white and has been done by Meren Imchen. The dialogue is quintessentially Indian, with a bit of Mumbai Hindi mixed with English devoid of articles. Will Sudershan pay the price for fame? Will he find a foothold in the cut throat movie industry? Can he distinguish which lines should not be crossed?

About the Authors

Rajesh Devraj is an Indian screenwriter, Indian movie buff and researcher. He has authored The Art of Bollywood. His screenplays include Positive, The Fakir Of Venice, Quick Gun Murugan, and Arjun: The Warrior Prince. He lives in Mumbai.

Meren Imchen works as an illustrator and animator in Mumbai. His works are popular, with his film, Nokpoliba, winning the Best Animation and Direction award at the 54th National Film Award in 2007.

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Imprint
  • Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt Ltd
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Height
  • 198 mm
Length
  • 129 mm
Ratings & Reviews
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Okay!

Wanted to read a comics after a long time and it did not disappoint with mature content. But at the end it left wanting for more.
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Sumeet Kumar

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Refreshing and Very Indian

Sudershan Chimpanzee has everything that I love in a book - Its beautifully drawn, briliiantly written, almost semi-autobiographical account of an era long forgotten. A book that begins as a homage to the animal superstars from 1950s B Movies. But the book isn't just that, its much more than that - An allegorical tale of Stardom, love and solitude ALA Sunset Boulevard Sudershan Chimpanzee has a voice that is distinctly Indian, with the sophistication of Eisner's New York Stories. If you are f...
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Alok Sharma

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Dec, 2013

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Gem of an Indian graphic novel

Disclaimer: My love for this book may be biased by the fact that I spent my growing years in Bombay, and the colloquial language used here took me back to the streets of 90s Bombay

Now then, this novel blends two loves: Bombay and Bollywood, not that they are very separate anyway. Do not read this book for its plot. Much like Cameron's Avatar, it uses a wafer-thin plot to build the atmosphere and immerse you in the world it creates. Perhaps more than half the credit does go to Meren Imchen, ...
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Jul, 2013

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