The Mumbai Mirror suggests that Anurag Kashyap is planning to make a film based on the Raj Comics superhero Doga. It would then probably be the first major film based on an Indian comic book character.
Doga is a complex and ultra-violent Punisher-like character and the franchise is about 15-17 years old, and its been ten years since I read any of his books. But I just had to dig the first issue out of my hoard. So, these are the first few lines of his first comic, Curfew –
Woh samasyaon ka ‘hal’ nahin karta, unhe ‘jad’ se ukhadta hai!!
In aankhon ne dekha hai insaan aur insaaniyat ka vibhats roop. Ghrina aur darindigi ka nanga naach! Kutton ki tarah noche jaate insaanon ke jism.
Aur ab kaanoon todkar main karoonga kaanoon ki hifaazat. Banaunga khood apna kaanoon. Jo andha nahin hoga. Jo andha nahin hoga.
Dard ka aisa toofan tha uske seene me, jo jwalamukhi bankar foota.
Something to look forward to, if it ever gets made.