Penning down a book may be difficult for many, considering deterrents like procrastination and the writer’s block, but it’s just as easy as sipping tea for this youngster. Nowpada Charan, who is pursuing his 12th grade from Urbane Jr College, Madhapur, recently published a book called The Commercial Cinema. The book got good recognition in the film industry and Charan got appreciation from celebrities, including actor-director Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam, actors Jagapathi Babu, and Sundeep Kishan, among others.
Charan, who has already made three short-films, is also planning to make another three short-films by this summer. Due to Covid, Charan was unable to shoot which made him explore new avenues to satisfy his creative urge. Though he was not into writing, Charan thought of giving it a try, but after he started writing the book, he got into the groove and completed the book in no time.
“Lockdown was the right time for me to start the book. I started writing it in April and finished it in 42 days. Though a lot of people discouraged me while writing, somehow I finished it and approached Notion Press to get my book published,” says Charan, who is also planning to write another book.
Initially, Charan’s friends made fun of him while he discussed his idea with them. “I didn’t like the way they looked at a film director’s life. I wanted to show them that a director’s life is more than just making films and going home. There’s so much in their personal lives as well, and so I took it up as a challenge and penned down this book, which has multiple sub-genres mixed into one person’s life,” says Charan, who is the son of art director Dharma Rao Nowpada.
Talking about the book, Charan explains the character Arjun Nowpada who plays an important role in the book. “Arjun Nowpada, a very successful film director, gets hit by his past after coming across his ex-girlfriend at a private party. What happens further and what happened in his past form the crux of the story. The Commercial Cinema is a book mixed with politics, madness towards cinema, love and hatred, betrayal, community differences, friendship and moral values etched in an unputdownable good-paced, fictional tale,” says Charan.
Sharing his future plans, Charan says he wants to get into robotics engineering or mechatronics, do a job related to that course for 3-4 years and then finally get into the film industry. “My ultimate goal is to become a film director. As for writing more books, I want to pen down my second book after I complete my Intermediate second year,” he concludes.