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S primal as animals when they really down and dirty The various animal commentators give Sudershan his background as well as tell his story becoming the grapevine that should accompany a hero of mythic status But when Sudershan becomes Chimpoo success goes to his head and it s all a downhill ride from there the whole absurdity so BLATANTLY DISPLAYED IN FRONT OF THE READER IN THE displayed in front of the reader in the that a chimp gets superstardom As Sudershan slips in and out of his Chimpoo the Ape Bomb garb he plays poker builds business connections gifts his mentor Najubhai watches Vishkanyas lustfully builds a tree mansion drinks with the great R Kapoor and finally falls in love with the luscious Padma All this while he also scratches himself picks out lice swings from tree to tree disturbs other animals and humans and continues his monkey business so the confusion stays whether to accept his antics at face level or elevate him to humanoid status The reader s freuent suspension of disbelief is again mirrored in Sudershan s eyes who knows that he is mimicking humans at the end of the day and dreams of escaping to Africa and living life Tarzan style Yet because Chimpoo has overshadowed Sudershan so freuently he is finally left in a condition that is na ghar ka na ghat kahe does not fit in anywhere not in the ungle among untamed wildness nor in the city among the mirrored untamed wildness of humans He is after all a monkey in bustling Bombay the city of failed dreams for humans themselves the fates of Najubhai or Padma illustrate that beautifullyhe never stood a chance poor Sudershan. Artbreak And can he learn which lines must never never be crossedThe deeply moving and darkly comic tale of a chimp in Bollywood and the creatures human or otherwise in his life.

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Sudershan ChimpanzeeDo check the youtube playlist in the channel of this book very interesting Superficially this is an autobiographical tale of a chimpanzee called Sudarshan and his life and struggle in Bollywood starlight But under the covers this is a deep dark satire on the human condition and the man s search for a meaningful life The tale references several Bollywood heroes slyly and parodies and riffs on the tale on which Amitabh Bachchan movies are based Man is heroes slyly and parodies and riffs on the tale on which Amitabh Bachchan movies are based Man is by unfortunate disaster Man works his way through the system and then comes to dominate it by sheer merit and street smarts And there is a a final downfall of the hero from grace The book uses this narrative but many
of the parts 
the parts played by animals keeping in the theme of the book The Chimpanzee can never be eual to a human no matter how successful as he has no pedigreeThe black white watercolor and ink based artwork is interesting The fact that the book is printed on handmade coarse paper makes it stand our form the other graphic novels A delightful read This is the story of Sudershan the chimpanzee who migrates to India with his family during the world war from the ungles of Africa He starts off working at the circus and then when the smell of Bollywood movies makes for a good meal he tries his hand at the movies from a very low level This is the time when all sorts of animals are in big demand and are given roles of high stature Full of dark humour and partly in Hindi this book is a smart piece of black comedy by Rajesh Devraj and Meren Imchen I stumbled upon this book while looking for a suita. MIMIC HUSTLER PRIMATE FALL GUYSudershan Chimpanzee lands on the shores of Mumbai and struggles to make it in the city of dreams It's the sixties and animal stars of all kinds fr. Ble graphic novel to gift to a friend and then started the mad rush to finish it on Time Before Gifting It Away before gifting it away The Indian graphic novel scene is growing from strength to strength now with so many artistes and authors coming together to create such wonderful reads and Sudershan Chimpanzee too fits the bill perfectly The title got me hooked immediatelySudershan Chimpanzee with the Chimpanzee in brackets almost pointing me in the eye to look at the obvious discrepancy in the fact that a chimpanzee cannot the obvious discrepancy in the fact that a chimpanzee cannot be sudershan But then I also chose to read it in a way that the subtly Unmentioned Comma Exists So That comma exists so that Chimpanzee becomes somethingsomeone akin to larger than life characters like Bond James Bondand this tussle between whether he is a somethingsomeone is what defines Sudershan aptly With the protagonist being a chimp the novel stays away from the premise of Animal Farm or Maus where the animals lives mirror the humans frighteningly so Here it is a light hearted take on a chimp s ourney to Bollywood stardom and the steep fall from there the typical rags to riches hero ban gaya zero stuff except that is what the author uses his chimp hero to full extent in bringing in the satire and the wit The sketches with inky touches and pencil strokes casually left to be made out by discerning eyes and chuckling minds are amazing I loved the fact that the animals had proper realistic details while the humans looked shady with edges and features almost melting into each other signifying the fact that in Sudershan s world humans are mostly grotesue and Om dog detectives to loyal Rajput steeds are the rage in bollywood But can a monkey find a hold on the greasy ladder to stardom Can he survive the scandals and the inevitable he.

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