On the occasion of World Book Day on April 23, a popular online streaming service announced eight new book adaptations.
The news was announced on in an official statement. It comes after the success of book adaptations like The Final Call based on Priya Kumar’s book I Will Go With You – The Flight of a Lifetime and Parchhayee – Ghost stories by Ruskin Bond, reads a report by IANS.
It further reads that the rights for the books — The Wise Man Said by Priya Kumar, Hutatma by Meena Deshpande, Skyfire by Aroon Raman, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s historical novels — Tungabhadrar Teere and Kaler Mandira, Mission to Pakistan by late Maloy Krishna Dhar, Karkatkranti by Indranil Sanyal and Seven Days Without You by Anmol Rana have been procured.
The content from each of them is in different phases of production.
“The digital medium has opened new avenues not only for content producers but also for authors who can now bring their story alive on celluloid. We have an interesting line-up of content, a major chunk of which is through book adaptations,” said Aparna Achrekar, Programming Head at the online streaming service.