T-Series & Pratilipi join hands to adapt movies into comic series

T-Series & Pratilipi join hands to adapt movies into comic series

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New Delhi: Pratilipi, the digital storytelling platform that publishes stories in 12 Indian languages and has over 23 million monthly active readers, has partnered with T-Series, the film and music production company.

Bhushan Kumar’s Yaariyan 2, the sequel to the Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy-drama film Yaariyan (2014), is scheduled to release on October 20, 2023. This sequel has been brought to life in a comic format by Pratilipi Comics.

The Yaariyan 2 comics is the story of three cousins—Shikhar, Ladli, and Bajrang—who reunite in Mumbai to chase their dreams and explore life’s adventures. The comic series will depict the bubbly versions of the power-packed star cast featuring Diyva Khosla Kumar, Yash Dasgupta, Meezaan Jafri, Warina Hussain, Pearl V. Puri, and Priya P. Varrier. It will feature a total of 10 episodes, published across both print and digital formats, in both Hindi and English and available for reading on the Pratilipi Comics app free of cost.

Commenting on this collaboration, one of the crew members said, “The comic series is truly amazing! Witnessing Yaariyan 2 come to life in the form of comics evoked a sense of nostalgia. It is a visual delight to see what the Pratilipi Comics team has created. Both the storytelling and artwork are exceptionally beautiful. We are confident that all comic lovers will enjoy the series.”

Rajeev Tamhankar, Head of Pratilipi Comics said, “Comic books being adapted to feature films and television dramas are very common – from Marvel Comics to DC, and even Archies, the world has read and seen them all. But launching the Yaariyan 2 comics has been an exhilarating roller coaster ride for us because of how unique it is. This is our first movie-comics partnership and is a glimpse of how content will travel across mediums from comics to movies to novels, and back. We are extremely excited to unveil this slice-of-life series.”

Comic writer Akash Pathak who worked on the adaptation added, “As a writer, it was both interesting and challenging to work on this project. The movie explores the relationship between three cousins, their fun-filled yet emotional journey, and I have endeavored to capture those feelings in these small chapters of comics.”

Krupali Borkhatariya, the artist behind the graphics of the comic series said, “In this project, I ventured into the exciting world of experimenting with renowned faces, which presented its own unique set of challenges. I’ve employed a variety of digital art techniques to breathe life into this comic.”