You must have complained at least a zillion times about the lack of good stories in the Indian cinema. There is no doubt that there is a serious dearth of good writers and stories to make movies on. Hence, we decided to shake things up and shed some more light on the amazing stories that the Indian comic industry has brought to us, and whose plots would guarantee brilliant movies!
is a bold take on Valmiki's classic epic, but from the point of view of the antagonist - Ravana, King of Lanka and leader of the rakshasa nation.
Written and illustrated by Vijayendra Mohanty and Vivek Goel, this ten part series
is an independent comic book chain chronicling the life and adventures of Ravana right from his childhood where young Ravan, Kumbhkaran, Vibheeshan and Shoorpanakha are living a peaceful and fun filled life in the ashram.
created by Gothan Chopra and Jeevan Kang follows the story of James Jensen, a British soldier whose family gets brutally murdered by a corrupt superior officer. Years after this incident, the soldier trained by the Indian mystics (sadhus) is ready to use his new found powers; either for enlightenment as intended, or for revenge. Note: The story has already been picked up by Mark Canton, producer of The 300, to be made into a full length feature film.
The debut project of Amruta Patil is an urban fable about friendship, love, death; and a queer protagonist. Ruth and Kari attempt suicide, but fail. Both survive without the knowledge of the other. The novel encompasses loneliness, nostalgia, and a new voice to graphic fiction in India.
From the brilliant mind of Appupen, Moonward brings a dystopian future to life where trees weep, robotic birds float, and mad scientists grow cities from seeds. All of this happens after a shooting star crashes into a tree in primordial Halahala.
is a multi issue comic series written by Ram V and illustrated by Vivek Goel and Gaurav Shrivastav. It follows the journey of an ordinary man caught between extraordinary circumstances. The Aghori belongs to the superhero/horror genre that travels to the depths of hell, to save love.
Created by Shekhar Kapur, Devi is follows the story of an unsuspecting young woman who has no idea that she is about to be the centre piece of a divine battle between the Gods of Light and the demon Lord Bala.
The graphic novel focuses on the people and problems of Kashmiri through the eyes of a reformed militant in jail. Written by Naseer Ahmed and illustrated by Saurabh Singh, Kashmir Pending is based on a true story.
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Vishwajyoti Ghosh re-imagines one of the most seminal moments in the history of Indian democracy via Delhi Calm. The comic takes you India in mid-1970s to a state that tells you how, where and when to laugh, act and react via a constant surveillance-all your acts, words, and expressions.
Written and illustrated by Sarnath Banerjee, Corridor is set in contemporary Delhi, where a shop owner dispenses wisdom into the lives of his customers. Played out in the corridors of Connaught Place and Calcutta, the story captures the hostility and patchy reality of urban life.