Suman's novel Ranga Halfpants will be adapted into a web series shortly
We're only done with the first half of 2021 and audiences have already given their final verdict on the best Indian OTT show to have released this year. No prizes for guessing that it's The Family Man 2. Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Samantha Akkineni and Sharib Hashmi in key roles, The Family Man has won unanimous acclaim from critics and audiences for balancing cheeky humour, emotion and swashbuckling action like a walk in the park. Beyond Raj Nidimoru and DK, the show was co-written by Suman Kumar. Not many know that Suman is a novelist as well and his first book Ranga Half Pants had released a couple of years ago.
For those who have read the book, there's some good news. The author in a conversation with OTTplay has confirmed that the novel will be adapted for a multilingual web show soon. "I'm so glad that my book will reach many audiences this way. Though many identify me as a film writer today, I would like to believe that I'm a novelist first. The story in the book travels to various parts of the country and will have people speaking in multiple languages namely Tamil, Telugu. I truly hope the book will enjoy wider readership with the announcement of the show," Suman added.
Ranga HalfPants is a cute little tale about a 14-year-old young boy's desire to wear a pair of full pants, set in the backdrop of Andhra Pradesh. Being the only boy in his class to wear half pants, Ranga becomes a victim of bullying and his life takes a drastic turn when one of his bullies Joel shares a special friendship with his friend Kaivalya. Why does Prasad enter his life and transform his world? The reader is in for a rollercoaster ride of emotions, humour and innocence.
The writer has also been roped in to shape up a big-budget bilingual feature film which will be announced shortly. Suman, a former IT employee and a standup comedian as well, born in Tamilnadu, spent his early years in Andhra Pradesh and grew up to be a fanboy of veteran actor Chiranjeevi. "I, Raj and DK only speak in Telugu when we are together and we all hail from the same district Chittoor. We have a common Whatsapp group named after the same," he shared.