Biography of Chacha Chaudhary
Chacha Chaudhary is a middle class Indian, frail but an extremely intelligent old man. The word ‘Chacha’ means Uncle in Hindi, while ‘Chaudhary’ is a term used for big landlords or the most honourable, elderly or a respectable person in villages or towns in Indo-Gangetic Plain.
Chacha Chaudhary’s attire includes his red turban, a wooden stick, a waistcoat with a double inside pocket and a pocket watch. His household consists of his wife ‘Bini’ (Chachi), a faithful street dog called ‘Rocket’ and a giant alien from Jupiter named ‘Sabu’. Chacha Chaudhary enjoys eating watermelon with relish but mangoes are his weakness, and takes off for a walk with Sabu and Rocket, whenever Chachi nags him. When he takes off his turban, it is shown that he is completely bald.
Everybody in town knows that whenever Chacha Chaudhary goes out with his family, he never locks the door of his house; but nobody has been successful in robbing his house. However, in certain stories, Chachi (his wife) has been seen locking the house. Sometimes his head or nose itches when any trouble is going to happen.
Content of Chacha Chaudhary Comics
Chacha Chaudhary is remarkably different from other comic book superheroes. He is not a muscleman, nor does he have any extraordinary powers or modern gadgets. Instead, he uses "a brain; sharper than a needle and faster than a super-computer" and a wooden stick to fight evil-doers.
The villains in Chacha Chaudhary Comics are corrupt Government Officials, thieves, roadside goons and bullies, tricksters and cons and local thugs. Chacha Chaudhary not only fights them and helps the common man but also teaches them moral lessons and good behaviour. Most of the events end up with goons embarrassed by their deeds.
Supporting Characters in Chacha Chaudhary Comics
The other supporting characters in the Chacha Chaudhary Comics are as follows:
Sabu: Sabu is an alien from the planet Jupiter. He is always faithful to Chacha and provides the physical strength in time of need. He is huge and strong, about 15 feet tall and is able to increase his size. He wears only a wrestler’s ‘Kachha’ (briefs), a pair of ear-rings and a pair of gum-boots. According to the comics, whenever Sabu gets angry, a volcano erupts at some distant place. Whenever he performs an act of great strength, he utters the cry, “Hu-Huba”.
Bini Chachi: Bini Chachi is Chacha Chaudhary’s wife. She is a fat, dominating lady who is the boss of the house and occasionally battles the thieves with her ‘belan’ (rolling pin). She is usually dressed in polka dotted saree and has a hair style matching 1970s style of Indian actresses. Although very kind hearted with all the attributes of a strict but caring wife, she often complains Chacha of not buying her gold bangles, not taking her out, and the fact that she has to cook a lot for Sabu although she serves as a motherly figure for Sabu.
Chhajju Chaudhary: Chhajju Chaudhary is the twin brother of Chacha Chaudhary. In many stories he proves to be the secret weapon to dodge the corrupt people and goons. He was once taken to Mars by aliens mistaking him as Chacha Chaudhary.
Rocket (Raaket): Rocket, also known as ‘Raaket’ is his pet dog. He was found as a stray dog and was adopted by Chacha, much to the dismay of his wife. She later accepted the dog when it attacked the burglars in the house. The dog has proven himself at occasions, attacking his foes on command.
Tingu Master: Tingu Master is a tiny man who is often seen in comics along with Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu. He usually is shown to be a very unlucky person, falling into problems and danger which are either aimed at Chacha Chaudhary or are purely situational.
Some enemies of Chacha are ‘Raaka’ (once a dacoit, but an immortal giant after drinking a magic potion), ‘Gobar Singh’ (a dacoit), ‘Dhamaka Singh’, and his accomplice ‘Paleeta’ and ‘Ruldu’.
Thus, Chacha Chaudhary Comics brings humour and excitement in the stories and people, especially children, like this part as funny and hilarious.
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