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Novel adapted for Rajkummar Rao-starrer 'Made in China' to release next year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The novel, which served as the basis for the Rajkummar Rao-starrer movie "Made in China", will be launched simultaneously with the film on next year.

has acquired the publishing rights to "Made in China", written by US-based

According to the publishers, the book is a hilarious account of a struggling Gujarati businessman's journey to becoming entrepreneurial success. It is the first in a two-book deal with the

Raghu's closest friends and family members all seems to be running big, successful businesses, living luxurious lives in But 40-year-old has only the pity of others.

His family-inherited Nepali handicraft imports business has unexpectedly collapsed and cash is drying out quickly. His wife, thinks he a loser, his family does not respect him and society considers him irrelevant.

And then, a successful first cousin, Devraj, tips off about consumer goods that could be sourced from and offers to take him along on his next trip, knowing fully well that it won't be Raghu's cup of tea.

But slowly, after being initially overwhelmed by the cultural oddities at the convention and elsewhere, begins to get the hang of things.

"I'd woken up one bright morning in May 2008 with a vivid dream in which I was watching a movie based on a book I had written. That dream ostensibly has been the guiding light, and here we are, a decade later," says Joshi.

She is thrilled that is producing the movie, saying "the adaptation of my novel couldn't be in more adept and nurturing hands".

The film, also starring and Boman Irani, is being directed by Mikhil Musale.

According to Swati Daftuar, commissioning at India, "In 'Made in China', Parinda brings together a brilliantly constructed plot and layered, rounded characters, serving a gripping, entertaining book that you will eat up in a single sitting, but remember for a long time."

"But what really distinguishes Parinda is how she packs at the centre of each book a core that's strong, urgent and timely. These are stories from a changing, evolving India," she goes on to add.

"Made in China" is quirky, funny and yet it makes one think, feels Dinesh Vijan, of "I felt it needed to be experienced by more people and that's why we decided to adapt it.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 15:15 IST