01/07/2015 (press release: venkatesh) // Bangalore, Karnataka, India // Venkatesh Rao 3rd Main Road, Jayachamarajendra Industrial Estate, Kanakapura Raod
Pirates of Bollywood, Dr. Kalyan Kankanala’s second Indian legal thriller on the theme of film piracy, terrorism and copyright law has gotten into the best seller list as soon as it hit the stands. The blurb of the novel reads, “Helen Joseph, a young, dynamic police officer of the Anti-Terrorist Squad is facing the deadliest crime of her career. Pitted against vile criminals who don’t hesitate to kill for very little, she investigates a case of film Piracy so murky, so evil that her life is in fast and frenetic danger.
With the help of Arjun, a brilliant young lawyer from Hyderabad, Helen attempts to get to the bottom of the piracy racket, even though many lives are lost on the way. Set in Mumbai and Hyderabad, “Pirates of Bollywood” is an action packed novel exposing the cruel world of copyright piracy and all those who are dragged into its hellish depths. Be prepared to be surprised at each unexpected turn.”
The action packed thriller was placed on pre-order in July and had received flattering advance praise. Reviewing the novel for IP KAT, the leading IP Blog in the world, Shalini Bengani wrote in August, 2014, “This copyright law fiction has project piracy as its lodestar, and this book indeed has all the makings of (dare I say) a Bollywood
Masala movie, albeit with the only difference that the author casts his mojo by interweaving the legal aspects of the copyright law debate within its theatrical setting of Bollywood in Mumbai…”
Talking about his second novel in the intellectual property law thriller series, Dr. Kalyan said, “I am very happy to see Pirates of Bollywood in the best seller list. This is a great beginning, and I look forward to reader reactions.”
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala is a leading entertainment lawyer in India, and has published several works on intellectual property, before foraying into popular fiction. When asked about his entry into fiction writing, Dr. Kalyan said, “Fiction is a good way to spread knowledge and awareness about a subject by way of entertainment. Besides, I love creative writing, and feedback from readers helps me improve my skills. I am thankful to all my readers, who have taken time to pen me their thoughts.”
The thriller novel is available in both EBook and Print formats in India and internationally. A thriller in the truest sense, the book is a great option for all thriller, mystery, suspense, law and entertainment readers. Being the first of its kind on the subject of piracy, the novel is predicted to exceed all expectations. For more details, you may visit www.kalyankankanala.com