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Chacha Chaudhary, The Diamond Comics Superhero



Chacha Chaudhary is India’s most loved comics character. When we hear or talk about him the first thing that comes to our mind is his red turban, his wooden stick, his big white mustache, his wife Binni, his faithful dog Rocket, and Sabu who is an alien from planet Jupiter. Sabu arrived on earth along with Chacha on one of his trip. Chacha treats him as his nephew, his power comes in handy in defeating bad guys. While Chacha’s mind is his most powerful weapon, which is shown to work faster than a computer. Chachaji is portrayed as a middle class, old man. Physically he is not strong but his strength lies in his brain. He is differs from other superheroes whether Indian or foreigner of the fact that he does not have a single superpower to his credit except of course his mind. Chachaji has solved thousands of cases till now.

His family includes his wife, Binni, popularly known simply as Chachi (Hindi for aunt), his pet dog Rocket, and Sabu the giant from the plane Jupiter. Sabu decided to stay permanently on Earth after tasting delicious food made by Chachi’s hands. When need arises Sabu helps Chacha Ji with his physical strength. According to comics whenever Sabu gets angry, somewhere a volcano erupts (this is stated in a panel with a picture of a volcano erupting, which says, “When Sabu is Angry, a Volcano Erupts.”). Whenever he performs an act of great strength, he utters the cry, “Hu-Huba!” Sabu eats 108 Chapatti’s, 12 kilos of halwa and about 20 liters of Lassi in one meal. He is not married, and avoids the topic.

The biggest enemy of Chacha Chaudhary is Raaka (once a dacoit, but an immortal giant who became invincible after drinking a magic portion made by Chakram Acharya), other enemies being Gobar Singh (a dacoit), Dhamaka Singh, and his accomplice Paleeta and Ruldu.

Many a times Chacha Chaudhary has beaten Raaka and forced him to shave off his moustache as a result of some competition which Chacha has won. Chacha’s comic with Raaka, Raaka ki waapsi (The Return of Raaka) is one of the best sellers. In the previous comics Raaka was of the same size as that of Sabu but then Raaka was put to sleep by some potion given by a saint from the Himalayas and buried in the ocean the first time. On his return by another potion he was reduced to a small size, closed in a bottle and buried in a grave. But this was not the end. He returned several times again to wreak havoc in the city. Finally Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu buried him in an endless hole somewhere near a rocket launch site.

Currently Diamond Comics are the biggest publishers of Chacha Chaudhary. One of the Diamond Comics Press Release stated that the Indian kids of the age group 10-13 years ranked Chacha Chaudhary as their most popular comic book character. It is notable that not only kids but adults also like Diamond comics specially Chacha Chaudhary. Diamond Comics is published in nearly all Indian regional languages, it has reached large audience made fans from across the world. Since the last three decades it is providing the best Comic literature to kids.



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