Amazon Obhijaan's graphic novel released by SVF
Kolkata: A week after creating a nationwide buzz with the launch of the biggest film poster for a Bengali film, SVF, eastern India's largest movie production house on Saturday launched the graphic novel of its upcoming Christmas release – Amazon Obhijaan, the sequel to Chander Pahar. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative by any movie production house aimed at reaching out to audience across India where the entire story board of the film is being revealed in the form of a graphic novel even before the release of the movie.
The Amazon Obhijaan graphic novel, published by Bee Books is available in two languages — English and Bengali. While the paperback edition of the novel is available on Flipkart and Amazon, the digital version of the novel will be available on Kindle, Juggernaut and Dailyhunt.
Mahendra Soni, Co-Founder & Director – SVF, said: "Since we have taken the protagonist out of the first film in the franchise, Chander Pahar, we wanted to implement it well. Thus we came up with the idea of a graphic novel of Amazon Obhijaan with the entire storyboarding of the film. The novel is released digitally and across all major bookstores for our audience to get a hang of what they can expect in the film. The launch of the graphic novel is an important step in that direction and we are confident that everyone will love this comic book version of the movie, which they will relive on the big screen on 22nd December."
At a book reading session organised in association with an NGO, about 100 children not only got an opportunity to meet their beloved star Dev but received a copy of the novel signed by Dev and film director Kamaleswar Mukherjee.
"As an ardent admirer of Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay, Amazon Obhijaan graphic novel is my homage to the illustrious author, who gave birth to a Shankar in me. Following, the footsteps of the genius I have humbly plunged into taking up an exigent task of carrying the genre forward with the best of my efforts and worst of my limitations, as a writer," Mukherjee said.