Book on Satyagraha launched ahead of Movie Release
A Book titled “Satyagraha: The Story Behind the Revolution”, based upon the making of the movie Satyagraha was launched yesterday by the Lead Actors of the Movie including Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Rao.
Director Prakash was also present at the launch, however Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn who play the prime role were missing. The Book has been authored by Pooja Verma.
“We are happy that the book comes around the release of the film. It really chronicles the whole effort put in by everyone – cast, crew and members, telling readers about the months of hard work, tribulations and gruelling work we have put into it, and how,” Jha said here.
“Satyagraha”, the movie, aims to showcase the process of protests by the country’s middle-class citizens against injustice. Since social media is a big drive for the youth’s voice today, it also forms “an intrinsic part” of the movie, and hence the book, said Jha.
“The book has designed in the style of social media. Social media forms a very intrinsic part of our movie as it has become new language of young people in India,” he said.
The writer, Verma, who was also behind the print version of Jha’s film “Raajneeti”, said the “Satyagraha” book is not “serious literature”.
“But as the film raises some questions, the book translates some of those questions in print,” she said.
Published by Om Books International, “Satyagraha: The Story Behind the Revolution”, priced at Rs. 995, will hit the stands Sep 1. The film releases Friday.