Actor & Writer Kenny Deori Basumatary Launches his 1st Novel Chocolate Guitar Momos
29th June 2011, Mumbai: Chocolate_Guitar_Momos is a fictional humor written by actor & writer Kenny Deori Basumatary. The book’s chief appeal is the protagonist’s ability to turn moments of sorrow and frustration into farce.
The book was launched by BUMPY – Director, Luv Ka The End and Actress RICHA CHADDA.
The launch was followed by a live performance by the Band D.U.S.T.
About the Book: – Chocolate_Guitar_Momos kicks off with young aspiring musician Joseph getting kicked out of a relationship, yet again, by his third girlfriend. Believing that relationships won’t work out unless they’re destined to be, he decides to track down a girl he believes might have been his soul mate—a girl who had smiled at him from a bus stop across the street eight years ago.
The minor obstacle: he knows nothing of her—no name, no address, nothing.
The major obstacle: he doesn’t even remember her face!
The only thing he does remember is that she was wearing a grey skirt. Harnessing the reach of radio and the internet, and dragging along his skeptical but loyal buddy Utpal, Joseph embarks on a search for his soul mate. Laugh-out-loud moments and incidents ensue.
Price: Rs. 200
Imprint: Tranquebar PressPage Extent: 260 pp
Pub Date: May 2011
About the Author: Kenny Deori Basumatary grew up with comics and books and practically never grew up beyond that. After performing well in academics throughout school in Guwahati, Tezpur and Lakhimpur in Assam, he did his best to undo all that damage by setting new records in low grade point averages during his four years at IIT Delhi. He outwitted the authorities there by getting out before they could kick him out. Three years as a news anchor at a regional satellite channel in Guwahati followed, after which a wise uncle said to him, ‘If I were you I wouldn’t be concerned about being comfortable. I’d go all out and fight to achieve my dreams.’ The bulb lit up and Kenny finally made the move to Mumbai to work in the film industry as an actor and writer. In three years there, he has acted in six TV ads, Channel V’s comedy show Bollywood Nonsensex and the online standup and sketch comedy show Jay Hind! He worked on the scripts of four films. One never got made, two almost got made, and one got made but hasn’t been released. He has co-edited 75 Crazy People, a 49-minute documentary on the making of the National Award winning film Frozen.
With his brother Tony, he has composed songs for and released Brahmaputra, an album of soft rock Assamese and Hindi songs which can be heard at http://soundclick.com/brahmaputra. Armed with a Canon 550D and his brother’s audio studio, Kenny is presently working on his zero-budget action comedy feature, Local Kung Fu, where he fills all the minor crew positions of producer, director, writer, actor, composer, fight choreographer and the major crew positions of occasional make-up man, electrician, cook and driver.
Chocolate_Guitar_Momos is his first novel. Only one and a half chapters are true. The rest are all a pack of lies.