Doga to come alive on-screen
After divesting the coal mafia in Gangs of Wasseypur, film-maker Anurag Kashyap plans to make a film on Raj Comics’ superhero Doga, the rustic comic book hero, who is India’s answer to Batman. The project is already on the roll. And if sources are to believed it would at least be a Rs 70-crore plus project. The film is being co-produced by Raj Comics and Phantom Films.
Doga is hugely popular and since its debut issue in 1993 there have been 200+ comics. For the uninitiated, Doga is a vigilante superhero who wears a dog mask. He is an orphan who was raised as Suraj in Chambal in the midst of brutal dacoits. He moved to Mumbai as a youth and called it home. Beneath the glitter and shine of the skyscrapers, the city of Mumbai hid an ugly face that was deeply scarred and infested with drugs, prostitution, land mafia and organised crime. The cries and miseries of the weakest and downtrodden pushed Suraj to the edge and he emerged as Doga to take on the wrongdoers.
The film will mark Raj Comics’ debut in Bollywood and talking about it, Manish Gupta, CEO, Raj Comics says, “It had always been our dream to bring out our superheroes from the confines of comics pages to the wonderful world of cinema. That is but a natural progression for us.