Thursday, October 16, 2008

21 News 7: Drona Hindi Film Comics- Deccan Chronicle

Dear ComiRades,

Am posting this topic very delayed because of Personal and Professional commitments took their toll on yours truly. Apologies for that. This post may look very odd in our blog. As a Group we are totally on comics and information blog about Comics in Tamil Language only (So Sar). However, the following topic was so interesting that i couldn't resist posting this.

Being An ardent Movie Fan, i keep myself up-to-date with most of the happenings in the tinsel town.So, i knew that Abishek Bachchan's Next movie Drona (Directed By Goldie Behl) was a Mega Project, not only on monetary terms; But on concept as well. However, when i came to know that the producers of the movie have tied up with Euro Books India to make a comics book on the Origin of Drona, i jumped in Joy. Here is something new in Indian Movie / Comics industry whereby two domains are merging to a common cause.

So, i called up Sameer of Euro Books India, Corporate Office-Mumbai and enquired about the Book. He said that the comics is already available on shops in Mumbai, Delhi and other places and not available in Chennai / T.N. As a Special Case, he immediately sent copies of this comics book to chennai for yours truly. A Special vote of Thanks to Mr Om Prakash, who, came all the way to Yours Truly's Office and inspite of knowing that am not available in office handed over to My chauffeur. A Big Thanks for the efforts of Sameer and Om Prakash. 

Here is the Chronological order of the scans that are appearing in this post: The Cover scan of the Origin of Drona (Prequel) book and the relative article on Deccan Chronicle News Paper dated 30th September 2008 Followed by the credits page. Have a Look at the 1st Page of the Book where the Poetical words "When Time itself was Young" provoked the poet inside yours Truly (?!?).That Scan was followed with Scans of Pages 31, 32 33 (Back Inner Wrapper) and 34 (Back Wrapper).

This particular Movie is About the Nectar Of Youth, The One Which Gives Immoratality to those who Drink it, The Royal Legacy to Protect the Nectar (The Drona Legacy), The Evil Powers that want to Acquire that Nectar (The Asuar's). The Foces to Be Make The King of Pratapgarh as the Man Who Protects the Nectar, they hand him over a Great Job to do; Not only By Him, But also by his Legacy (A La Phantom). However, The Anti-Power comes in the form of Riz Raizada who Kills the Phantom, Oops, Drona by deceit, The Mother of the Next Drona (Jaya Bachchan) Burns the Palace thereby creating an illusion that the Drona Legacy is over with the Death of Young Drona in the Fire Accident. However, The Kid is sent to a Distant place where he is Kept Unaware of his legacy. His Past catches him one day & the rest, as they say, is History.

The Best part of the film is that the Origin of Drona is Told in Comics Style & That part only is published by Euro Books as the Prequel to Drona. The Art Work are done by Bimal Poddar, Sangeeta Choudhry, Prashant Sarpate and the writer credited is Jayadeep Sarkar. The art work is very much similar to the pattern followed in the Post 2000 Gotham Comics. However, the way the Book is presented is wonderful & eventhough the movie turned out to be a Not-So-Great Hit film, this particular concept was something that needs to be encouraged. Ace Director Mr Mysskin (Of Anjaathey & Chithiram Pesudhadi) has a Plan to make a SuperMan Kind of a Story in the next year. The best part is that, he plans to make a comics book on the same story and lets pray for the day to get nearer because the perfectionist that he is, Mysskin will leave no stone unturned to make the movie-Comics much better than anything that we have seen or heard.

Post Script 1: There is a Wonderful Wordpress site / Blog where Share Hunter discusses the Day-in, Day-Out changes of the Indian and International Sharemarket very analytically. However, what many ComiRades may not know was that The Share Hunter is a Great Comics Fan As Well. Have a Look at his 1st Post on Tamil Comics By Clicking Here.

Post Script 2: The Another Blog that i have to mention in this part is that of Mr Siv's. What i Have to Really appreicate about that was he took the effort to make a start on Tamil Comics when none of us were willing to do. Eventhough, he started only with Ponni Comics, Yesterday he updated with Desa Malar Comics. Even that Effort is really worth its weight in gold. Congrats Siv. Keep it Up. For the Un-Initiated, Click Here.

Kindly do encourage these 2 fellow Bloggers by commenting on their blog about the +'s and -'s of their work.They are spending their quality time to feed your hobby. Understand that first & then boost their morale.  By the way, am totally against TOTALLY USELESS One Liners such as "Wonderful post / Nice One / Really Great / Good Post /Nice Blog / All the Best / Congradulations" etc.

Any comment on Comics Blogs should be constructive (On the topic / Post / Blog / Improvement towards the Blog / Suggestions / etc). Or it could be like their nostalgia / Memories / Experiences towards the topic posted.

At the same time, i hate Anony's as my Partner in crime Dr Sathish thinks that all the anony comments are masked by yours truly.

Anyway, Bloggers welcome to the Comics Klan & herewith i Pronounce both of you as ComiRades & Kindly keep up the great work you have started & don't give up. Any Help that you want, Remember, TCU is Just a Mail Away from You.


  1. அம்மா ஆசை இரவுகள் விசிறிFriday, October 17, 2008 at 1:23:00 AM GMT+5:30

    ஐயா கிங் விஸ்வா,

    அடடே மற்றும் ஒரு காமிக்ஸ் செய்தி. அதுவும் நாங்கள் கேள்வி படாதது. நீங்கள் எத்தனை செய்தி தாள் மற்றும் புத்தகங்கள் வாங்குகிறீர்?

    தொடரட்டும் உங்கள் மேம்பட்ட காமிக்ஸ் சேவை.

    By the way, me the first'u

    என்றும் அன்புடன்,

    அம்மா ஆசை இரவுகள் விசிறி.

  2. Viswa,

    You have published new initiatives of our Comics world. Language can not be a bound for comics. Unfortunately we have very very less native comics creators. I mean, Comics creators who create comics with Tamil cultural based stories, Tamil artists, Tamil Heroes etc.

    You know, more than 90% of our Tamil Comics were translated from other languages. So you need not constrain your research within Tamil. Also, Tamil Comics media have very less current news. Reading everything about old issues becomes boring.

    So, I expect articles other than Tamil Comics Media also.

  3. why no news on the film's heroin priyanka chopra?

    Male Chauvinism’a?

  4. விஸ்வா,

    சென்னையில் அந்த புத்தகம் கிடைக்குமா? கிடைத்தால் எங்கு கிடைக்கும் என்ற தகவலை பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளுங்கள்.

    அட்டகாசமாக இருக்கிறது. தமிழிலும் இதே மாதிரி வந்தால் எவ்வளவு நன்றாக இருக்கும்!

    Please remove word verification, viswa.

  5. Another Good Post. It's so heartening to see a lot of Indian Based Artwork hitting the stands, which was once occupied only by the DC & Marvel remainder stock. Lot of great artists and writers have stepped in, an intitiative started by the Virgin Comics brand from Bangalore. It's good to see Euro Books also entering that field, and I am eager to see that book hit the stands in Chennai.

    The artwork is real classy to say at least. Thanks for alerting us on this intiative Viswa.

    Rafiq Raja

  6. Hi all

    Came across a western comic at landmark ,spencer . Titled as "High Noon " is a collection of 13 best western stories . Price Rs 730 / - . you can find it near where calvin and hobbes books are normally kept. since the prices are too high , i couldn't afford it .Hope it will be a good one . Grab ur copy today .

    adios amico

  7. (1) அம்மா ஆசை இரவுகள் விசிறி = ஐயன்மீர்,

    தாங்கள் யாரோ எவரோ, ஆனால் தவறாது வந்து என்னுடைய பதிவுகளில் அட்டெண்டன்ஸ் போட்டு விடுகிறீர்கள். அந்த சேவை தொடரட்டும்.

    பெங்களுருவில் குளிர் எப்படி உள்ளது?

    (2) திரு அய்யம்பாளையம் லெச்சுமணன் வெங்கடேஸ்வரன் அவர்களே,
    Thanks a Lot for your valuable visit. I Know, for a fact, that you and muthu fan often do not comment on others Blogs. Anyway, i do agree with the fact that after some time we tend to get bored after reading the old Comics Reviews Again Again. We need something new & hence am doing this.

    (3) Anony: Kindly visit again and put comments using your Gmail ID / User name. As Usual My Partner in Crime Dr Sathis suspects that it was Yours truly who had masked his feelings under the Psuedo-Anony Name. Kindly save my reputation Sir.

    (4) Josh Alexander = சென்னையில் அந்த புத்தம் கிடைக்காது. அது ஒரு சிறப்பு பதிப்பு ஆகும். உங்களுக்கு வேண்டும் என்றால், நான் இன்னொரு புத்தகம் வரவழைத்து கொடுக்கிறேன்.

    தமிழில் வர நாம் காத்திருக்க வேண்டும்.

    From now onwards, i will remove the word verification system. OK?

    (5) Rafiq: Thanks for the visit.Yes, i do agree that India-Centric Comics are now a rarity. However, this book will not hit the stands in Chennai. If you require, i shall send one to you.

    (6) Arun: You Seem to be around the Book shops all the time (?!?). Just Joking.

    By the way, Yours truly & Dr Sathish were in Spencers Landmark Shop on monday at the same time when you posted your comment. However, we couldn't find that book on that time as we thought that to be one among the so-many Commando 12-in-1's.

  8. good one. infact the way you presented even a flop movie made me to wonder on your sheer presentation skills. i watched the movie and felt very bad for doing so.

    have you watched it? what's your take on this film? infact the comics snap shot move in such a fast clip that i didn't even notice on the art work.

    even on the official web site of euro books there was no announcement of this book.

  9. Hiya,

    i have seen that you have updated on everything on comics except rani comics.

    good. atleast now you do work on rani comcs (atleast till first 50 issues).

  10. Y my previous comment was not shown here?

  11. விஸ்வா,

    துரோனா படத்தை பற்றி எல்லோரும் இப்படி கிழிக்கிறாங்க. அபிஷேக் பச்சனை பற்றி என்ன அவர்களுக்கு தெரியும்? லார்ட் ஆப் த ரிங் படத்தில் இரண்டாவது பகுதியில் வரும் மர மனிதனின் வேஷத்திற்கு முதலில் அவரைதான் போடுவதாக இருந்தது என்று தெரியுமா?
    அவர் ஒரு நவரச நாயகன் அல்லவா?

  12. சென்னையிலிருந்து குகன்Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 7:45:00 AM GMT+5:30

    மிகவும் அருமையாக உள்ளது.

    ஆனால் நீ தமிழில் எழுதினால் இன்னும் நன்றாக இருக்குமே?

    பங்கு வேட்டயரின் பதிவில் நீங்கள் தமிழில் பின்நூஒடம் இட்டு உள்ளீர்.

    எனவே, உங்களுக்கு தமிழும் எழுத வரும்.

    தமிழ் காமிக்ஸ் உலகம் என்று பெயரிட்டு ஏன் ஆங்கிலத்தில் எழுதுகிறீர்?

    வாருங்கள். உங்களை தமிழ் உலகம் அழைக்கிறது

    சென்னையிலிருந்து குகன்

  13. Viswa: Please reserve a copy for me, when you request the next batch from EuroBooks. Looking forward to receive the book.

    Rafiq Raja
    - "Comics, Comics, Everywhere"

  14. आप थो बहुत ही बढ़िया लिक्ठेय हो अंग्रेजी पर. मगर आज कल अपने बाशा पर लिखने वाले बहुत कम लोग हैं. मगर क्या करें?

    आज कल का ज़माना हिसा है. आप "फन्तोम, मैनड्रैक, ००७ जेम्स बोंड" की बारें मैं कब लिखने वाले हो? यह सब हीरो डायमंड कॉमिक्स पर आ चुकें है.

    राम वयीरकर.

  15. (8) Jaaved Sheikh: Thanks for your visit & Comment. It was rather unfortunate that This Movie was not a great success, as expected. My Best Friend & Poet Josh Alexander was Heart-Broken that inspite of having Abisheik Bachchan, the movie wasn't succesful.

    Yes. Even on the Home page of Euro Books there was no mention about This comics.

    (9) Blogger: Thanks for your continued support & your Un-Dying Hope on Rani Comics Post in this Blog. Will do that very very soon.

    (10) தமிழ்: Your comment got published in The Iceberg Comics Post. Kindly Have a Look at that.

    (11) Josh: Yes Sir. I Knew that You are such a Great Fan (?!?) of Bachchan Junior. Keep continuing that.

    (12) குகன்: Sir, At Lat you made your presence in this Blog and that too with a comment in Tamil Language.நன்றிகள் பல அய்யா.

    தங்களின் காமிக்ஸ் ஆர்வம் இப்போதும் குறையாதது மிக்க மகிழ்ச்சி அளிக்கிறது.

    (13) Rafiq: I already have kept a copy for you & Josh. Not to Worry on that. Will meet you by this weekend & give it to you.

    (14) Alan: English Please. Am not that good with your language sir. Extremely sorry.

    (15) Anony: 1st ever Comment in Hindi in this blog. Kindly post using your own I.D or else My Partner in Crime Dr Sathish will suspect me unnecessarily. By the Way, English Please. Am not that good with your language sir. Extremely sorry.

  16. अजनबी साहब, हम सब तमिल लोग है, फिर भी सब लोगो के पड़ने के वास्ते, अंग्रेज़ी में अनुवाद कर रहे है. फिर भी जो लोग अपनी बाशा बोलें, उनके जवाब उसी बाशा में देते हैं.

    जेम्स बोंड, फन्तोम, लोगो के बारे में पड़ने के लिए, जरूर हमारे वेबसाइट पर आपकी प्रसन्न हमेशा कीजिये.

    रफीक राजा
    - एक चिथिरा कथा ख़जाना

  17. bakwas film. total time waste. moreover, comics also got for this movie?

    repeat = total time waste (this time for the comics).

    you should have warned the readers.

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