The City of the Apes

MUMBAI-BASED scriptwriter Rajesh Devraj, creator of Channel [V]’s Quick Gun Murugun, is about to release his first graphic novel. The collaboration between him and illustrator Meren Imchen, Sudershan (Chimpanzee) is set in Mumbai where anthropomorphised animals and humans work in the film business together. It charts the rise, fall and heartbreak of the titular chimp and Bollywood superstar Sudershan. Harking back to the days of Bollywood’s animal heroes, this is a darkly funny tale of celluloid dreams and the absurdity of humans who will dance like monkeys to other people’s tunes.