The Village Is India's First Comic Live Action Adaptation From Amazon

Yali Dream Creations is a small press publisher in San Jose, California, founded by Asvin Srivatsangam in 2012. to publish his graphic novel, The Caravan, launched at Bangalore Comic Con 2013. They published a number of comic books, including The Village graphic novel (amongst many others) in 2017. In 2018, Bleeding Cool gave it a blindingly positive review. Last month during a gala event in Mumbai, India, Amazon Prime Video during a gala event Prime Video Presents India in Mumbai announced the release of forty original Indian shows for the next two years. The Village is among one of forty web series that will be streamed on Amazon with six episodes for season one. This marks the first-ever live-action adaptation of a graphic novel in India.  The gala event showed a first look at the horror series, with Arya hanging from a clifftop with zombies grabbing at him. The TV series for Amazon Prime Video will "follow a family on a road trip that falls victim to a clan of mutants."

The Village

The Village will also stars Divya Pillai, Aazhiya, Aadukalam Naren, Thalaivasal Vijay, Muthukumar, Kalai Raani, George M, John Kokken, Arjun Chidambaram, Pooja, Jayaprakash and PN Sunny. the TV adaptation has been written by Deepthi Govindarajan, Deeraj Vaidy and Milind.

Currently out of print, The Village is currently only available digitally but odds are it will return as a result of this new series.

The Village Is India's First Comic Live Action Adaptation From Amazon

India 2023, the country has made phenomenal progress both in economics and technology. A manned mission to Mars has been sent by ISRO, the Union of India has become part of G10 summit and has established an economy almost parallel to China, but on the other hand, there is the dark side of our country as well. Distant rural villages which still live in the medieval customs of casteism, superstition, and hegemony of the rich and highborn. A young doctor Gautham Subramanian and his wife and daughter while traveling from Nagapattinam to Chennai in his car experience a breakdown beside a deserted village while availing a detour from the highway. Keeping his family in the comparative safety of his expensive SUV he walks more than four miles in the heavy rain to reach the nearest village for help. Exhausted and distressed he is appalled to find out that no one is willing to help him, they say Gautham doomed his family because he left them beside the abandoned and haunted village of Kattiyal where bloodthirsty ghosts roam around. The village was destroyed years ago in 2004 during the great tsunami, but a horrid curse remains. Gautham cannot believe he is hearing such superstitious nonsense in the year 2023. However he finally finds unlikely assistance in form of three elderly men – Shakthivel Thevar, the village headman, Rajah the burly local mechanic/blacksmith and Peter the village drunk and bar owner. Both Rajah and Shakthi have their personal agendas to help Gautham because they both lost their children to the horrors of Kattiyal and would not let Gautham share their fate. The three old friends and Gautham venture out in the torrential dark to Kattiyal and faces a dread which is not supernatural but real flesh and blood, the result of past sins committed by Shakthivel's own family which has now sworn vengeance on all civilization. Can the trio of old men and Gautham find his wife and child? Will they survive that night in the village?


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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