MUMBAI: California based publishing company ‘PageTurner Press and Media LLC’ has released Indian filmmaker and writer Abhik Bhanu’s fourth book titled “Honcho” recently at Amazon and many other online platforms across the globe. It is a terrorist story on Kashmir that has hit the world.
Abhik Bhanu’s fictional book “Honcho” talks about Kashmir’s story told Post 370. Has terrorism vanished and peace and tranquility healed wounds of people? Has Kashmiri Pandits returned to their homes? What is the reality of Kashmir? Or, after the revocation of Article 370 in J&K, a deadly game of supremacy began.
From the book: “Do you know who the Honchos of these politicians are? The arms manufacturing companies of the world… They decide who lives and who dies. They! They are so powerful that they can destroy the world in seconds; if they decide to do so together. These companies do not have any country or religion. They only know money and power. The politicians obey these Honchos. They have money, they control the state. They help political parties to create issues; so that countries fight and they can sell their arms,” says the movie director (character) from the book.
He continued after a short pause. “Where would they sell their arms if people don’t fight? You know that F series producing company supplied arms to both Iran and Iraq. The war continued for nine years. They need fighters and issues so that they can continue the war. They know they can win their seats in Assembly and Parliament just by keeping these issues alive.”
The terrorist was listening quietly, so the movie director continued, “Even if Kashmir gets freedom what would you have? Nothing… Few political families rule the nation as Congress ruled India for seventy years. Politics is filth. Full of mud and dirt. You are a simple honest Kashmiri man. A talented performer… Everyone clapped for you. I bet you can’t forget that your entire life. Can you? Have you heard of Gandhi? He fought against British Colonialism. Did he take up arms? He didn’t hurt anyone, didn’t kill anyone and the entire world loved his approach. He fought with a strategy and won.”
Abhik Bhanu, a journalist by profession has ventured into creative cinema as writer-director and producer. He has made three Hindi feature films viz: Sab Kuch Hai Kuch Bhi Nahi”, “A Dark Rainbow” and “Gun Pe Done”. He has also made short films too. His earlier published books are: “A Dark Rainbow”, “Stool Pigeon” and “Blind Faith”. Other than this fourth book he has multiple thriller and crime stories in the pipeline of releases.
The author has dedicated the book to all the global film community. Speaking about this book about the book Abhik Bhanu says, “The subject on Kashmir has been touched with witty, humour and satire. The novel offers guts and conviction and on the other hand portrays friendship and love in any situation. The book has grey characters which believe in rules can be broken as and when required, or rather manipulate it as and when needed.”
Abhik Bhanu further adds, “The book enlightens the passion of a filmmaker. It took me as long as 15-years to pen this book. It’s nice for a movie script too.”
He further reveals that Honcho has been published by PageTurner Press and Media, a California (Chula Vista) based publishing company which also promises to make a Hollywood movie based on the book.