Welcome back. After last weeks post, there was lots of enquiry related to the puzzle part involving the heroin reading comics. There were lots of phone calls, mails and messages with lots of guessing going on. Dr 7 has hyped it up by means of commenting earlier with relation to Actress Kushboo. However, when we have mentioned it as a frontline heroin, Kushboo is automatically ruled out for the simple reason that she no longer plays the lead role in the films, anymore. However, that fact is not ruled out entirely. In the near future, TCU may post something in the lines of that (based on the very little interaction TCU had with her). So, wait for that. Meanwhile, Those who have guessed it for Nayanthara can wait for one more week as TCU will feature her in next weeks Comic Cuts section in Monday. Now, then. Dr 7 and others can take a note on the fact that we are maintaining our weekly news post on Monday’s. Regularly other posts will also make their way in. So, the mocking on the regularity of TCU’s posts can be well left.
Let us get back to last week’s post where we put a small teaser saying that next week TCU Shall feature a news about a heroin. Here it is. Neha Dhupia seems to be reading Tin Tin fondly and if the news that it is available in Hindi language may enthuse her more so.
|Times of India Chennai Edition Dated 02042010 Chennai Times Page 9 Neha Dhupia Loves Reading Tin Tin Comics|
Now, As TCU was not publishing News Post for the last 8 months, many important things happened in that period went unnoticed by many. Now that we are active with News posts, TCU is bringing one by one of the things happened in the time just passed. In the month of April, there was a surge of comics news about Tin Tin. Most of them were related to the launch of the Hindi version of the immortal hero from Belgium. Here is the 1st among many:
Economic Times Chennai Edition Dated 24082010 Editorial Tin Tin in Hindi – The launch of the Hindi language version of the immortal character by Herge
Tin Tin’s Indian entry was brought by a Delhi based Publisher named Om Books. Their home page had the picture of Tin Tin to make sure people got their attention towards him. Even TCU liked the way it was promoted. During the last week of April 2010, TCU had the pleasure of talking to the man behind this mission and they were very much enthusiastic about the launch. Initially only 6 books were published in Hindi and later on 2 more titles were added to the translated versions and the total count now is 8 with many more in the wing in the next year itself. Here is how Tin Tin's crew is Indianised:
- Snowy – Natkhat
- Thompson & Thompson – Santu & Bantu
- Prof. Calculus - Prof. Aryabhat Suryamukhi
Tin Tin being a big brand name, he remains unchanged. Apart from that, the famous witty lines also change over into Hindi. Some of the most notable lines are:
- Millions and millions of squirming black turtles - karodo karod kasmasate kaale kacchuve.
- Ten thousand thundering typhoons - dus hazaar tadtadate toofan
- Great snake - baal ki khaal
Each and every one these books are priced at INR 195/- which is almost half of what the selling price in India for the English versions. Here are the title and cover pages of all the 8 books which are translated so far:
Even though these books were launched in the month of April 2010 itself, now only they are getting some of the media coverage (along with the launch of the additional 2 books with the existing 6 books). There is a sudden coverage towards these books in most of the dailies and it is a heartening thing to happen. Here is what Sangeetha of The Hindu has to say in her article:
The Hindu Metro Plus Dated 03122010 Tin Tin in Hindi Article By Sangeetha
One thing that is noticeable is that Deccan Chronicle gets these kind of information printed much quicker than other much higher ranked news papers such as The Hindu, Times of India etc. That effort for Comics news has to be appreciated. This article appeared a clear 4 days ahead of the Hindu’s article.
Deccan Chronicle Dated Nov 30 2010 Tin Tin in Hindi
A Similar piece of article in the Deccan Herald for your eyes only:
Deccan Herald Delhi Edition Dated 30112010 Tin Tin in Hindi
DNA has been a front runner in many issues and they have also presented the same with a little bit of celebrity point of view as well.
DNA Mumbai Dated 10042010 Tin Tin in Hindi
Well, that's all for the time being. As usual, post your comments in the comments section. For those who want to Pen their thoughts in Tamil, Kindly Use the Option Provided in the Widget in the Blog. Now, don’t forget that from here onwards, The Monday’s wont be the same. They will be TCU’s Comic Cuts Monday’s. To Make this happen regularly, Kindly intimate TCU either through mail or comment about the latest Comics News that you’ve read or seen over in any of the media.
Next weeks post will include Tamil’s most glamorous Heroin Nayanthara and her link towards cartoons and comics (with a bit of old story how and when TCU met her in person). By the way, when was the last time that you’ve written a letter to our Editor on the comics? Kindly do write in your opinions and the comments about Jumbo special and other things.
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