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A New comic book prequel has been launched in time for the screen debut of Bollywood sequel Don 2.
The comic was unveiled at Mumbai's first ever Comic Con Express, held at the city's World Trade Centre earlier this month.
It will bring audiences up to date on the first film, which came out in 2006 and was a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1978 cult hit of the same name.
The comic, titled Don: The Origin (see artwork right), relates the story of the first film in graphic format.
Co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani said: "In these five years, many have shown curiosity in knowing how Don came into being. The original story will help them understand him and also offer a background on other characters like Roma and Vardhaan. »
- David Bentley
It’s now been 5 years since the remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s 1978 blockbuster cult film Don, captured the attention of many around the world. Fans were especially excited that the prequel comic book was released just a few weeks before the sequel which gives them an insight into the back story of the mesmerising criminal Don. Don‘s director Farhan Akhtar spoke of how the comic book was especially interesting to enthusiasts, as they could find out how “‘Don’ became the criminal mastermind he is today.”
Co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani gave his opinion on why he felt fans will be able to enjoy the long awaited Don 2 with refreshed memories. “In these five years, many have shown curiosity in knowing how ‘Don’ came into being. This original story will help them understand him and also offer a background on other characters like Roma and Vardhaan.”
The Comic book was released »
- BollySpice Editors
Farhan Akhtar will release the first look of Don: The Origin comic novel at Comic Con Express Mumbai at the World Trade Centre on 23 of October. Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani for the first time will officially reveal and unveil the look of the Don: The Origin in public and talk about the film and storyline of the comic.The comic is an original story; taking readers back in time and helping them understand how Don came into being.“Comics are an instrumental tool to create and reach out to a new genre of audiences. »
Comic Con Express Mumbai is all excited to announce the launch of the ‘Don: The Origin’, comic novel at the Comic Con Express Mumbai at the World Trade Centre on the 23rd of October. Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani for the first time will officially reveal and unveil the look of the ‘Don: The Origin’ in public and talk about the film and storyline of the comic. Read More »
Twenty Onwards Media is extremely happy and excited to announce that the Graphic Novel called ‘Zombie Talkies: BloodFest In Bollywood’ is being published under their Pop Culture Publishing label as part of the licensing agreement with iRock Media. The Zombie novel will be launched at the Comic Con Express Mumbai which is to take place at Wtc, Cuffe Parade from October 22-23-2011. Read More »
In a step towards its expansion mode, Twenty Onwards Media's 'Comic Con' - the national comic convention has initiated 'Comic Con Express', the lighter, tighter, travelling version of the Indian Comic Con. It will be traveling to Mumbai this year and the convention will take place at World Trade Center, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai on October 22-23' 2011 between 10am- 9pm. Jatin Varma, Organiser, Comic Con and Founder, Twenty Onwards Media explained, "We are expanding the Comic Con brand and taking it to different cities. Though the main event shall be annually held in Delhi, Comic Con Express starting this year will bring the same atmosphere of the main convention to new fans in different cities," In addition to this, Comic Con Express is planning a whole slew of activities to promote local artists and writers and generate more interest among fans. By increasing local interaction and participation, Comic Con Express »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
6 items from 2011
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