Inspired by the brotherly love of Vincent and Theo Van Gogh, Brothers Sen Gogh ruminates about the pains of a sensitive soul, the inability of society to identify artistic talent and the heartbreaking tragedy of a flawed brotherly relationship.
Soubhik Sengupta is an indie musician with emotional fragility.
Sourav Sengupta is an indie music producer who is unable to launch his brother.
Will their life follow the script of the life of Van Gogh brothers? Will Soubhik be appreciated for his talent? Will he find his lady love? Will Sourav be able to convince people of Soubhik’s talent? Who is Prashant, who calls himself the modern Gauguin? Will Indrani be able to leave her checkered past to lead a family life with Soubhik?
With their life script following the brothers separated by one and half centuries, Brothers Sen Gogh is a journey into the real nature of artistic freedom, the intricate relationship between talent and destructive sensitivity, struggle of the life of an indie musician and the perils of an alternate life. Traveling in the bylanes of Mumbai, the story tracks the tragic lives of the Sengupta brothers as they try and build an alternate life following their passions.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by the relationship between the Van Gogh brothers. Vincent Van Gogh is certainly one of the most famous artists in the world, but few knew that Vincent earned very little during his life. He lived off Theo, his brother, who was an art dealer.
The book portrays a relationship between the Sengupta brothers, one of whom is an indie musician and another a music producer. Their life script mirrors the Van Gogh brothers story, of does it?
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters in the book are derived from my passion for indie music and a deep study of their lives. The characters try to lead a life of passion and integrity and deal with a lot of hardship due to their inability to compromise on their principles. There are other characters that are loosely based on the Van Gogh story, like the one of Prashant, who is a stockbroker much like Gauguin. Revealing more about characters would be spoiling the surprise, so I will stop here.
RAVINDRANATH SENGUPTA COULD not even look up to see Sourav. The
weakness was overpowering and he knew he had a few precious last days.
Sourav had come to Shibpur in midst of a couple of launches that he thought
were crucial to his career. He did not care though. For him, his family meant
more than anything else.
He was a little puzzled though when Dad sent away Soubhik and asked mom
also to go out. "What is it that he has to talk to me that he can not share with
Mom and Bhikuda?", he wondered.
Dad asked him to come closer. He bent and brought his ear closer to Dad's face.
"What is it Dad?, Don't worry, the doctors here are the best, they are going to
make sure you are out in a week."
Dad made a face indicating he did not agree with the doctor.
"They don't know anything. I know I am going to go. I am not unhappy. I
have lived a happy life. I am proud of both you and Soubhik. And I am more
proud of your love for each other. You truly are the Van Gogh brothers of the
Sourav knew Dad admired Vincent Van Gogh for his creativity. He was not
aware of the other brother though.
"Who was Vincent Van Gogh's brother"
"You are. Please take care of my Vincent, dear Theo", said Ravindranath
feebly and closed his eyes.
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