Doga (comics)

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Doga
Doga on Raj Comics' yearly calendar
Publication information
Publisher Raj Comics
First appearance Curfew
Created by Sanjay Gupta, Tarun Kumar Wahi & Manu(artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Suraj
Team affiliations P.O.E.M.
Abilities Martial Arts, Marksmanship, Physical Strength

Doga is a fictional character, an Indian comic book superhero character appearing in Raj Comics, published and distributed across India. Created by Tarun kumar Wahi, Sanjay Gupta & artist Manu in the year 1992, Doga is the first and as yet the only antihero character in Raj Comics. The character first appeared in the issue Curfew.

Deeply affected by his past and the cruelty on his life, circumstances forced orphan Suraj to fight against evil or lose everyone he ever loved. To destroy the evil he suffered since childhood and save his loved ones Suraj concealed his identity behind a dog mask, adopted the name Doga and set out to eliminate all the evil against humanity. Doga is a vigilante who believes in "Uprooting the problem rather than solving it". He does not believe in upholding the laws and rules of the world since he considers the whole system corrupt.

Doga is considered to be among the three most popular comic leading characters created by Raj Comics due to his huge fan following, the other two being Nagraj and Super Commando Dhruva. His comics feature real life like stories usually inspired from true events giving his comics a realistic world far from science fiction making him more popular among mature readers.

In August 2008 Indian Film maker Anurag Kashyap declared that he will be making a movie on Doga's character in a project produced by Sony International. Production was expected to begin in the middle of the year 2010.[1] However, the project was postponed.[2] Production is now expected to begin in mid-2013 and Kunal Kapoor is rumored playing the lead.

Origin[edit]

Suraj was an orphan who was found as an infant in a rubbish dump by Daku Halkan Singh, a ruthless Dacoit, who used him as protection against police raid to save himself, but treated him like a dog (and called him that). While in Halkan's care, the child witnessed endless horrors that would ultimately lead to his becoming a sociopath.

Eventually he escaped Halkan's den with a kidnapped girl Sonu. Suraj's life took a turn for the better when he met Adrak Chacha (Hindi word for paternal uncle) and his brothers. Initially he used to practice in his gym hiding from others. Seeing his devotion, Adrak allowed the child to make use of his gym (Lion Gym) for weightlifting helping him to build his muscle mass. He was also given training in martial arts under Haldi Khan (one of Adrak's brothers), boxing under Dhania Khan, and marksmanship under Kalimirchi Khan (the youngest brother).

Suraj became Doga because of a personal tragedy that befell his "family" sometime later. A former member of the gym, Killota, set up his own place, and tried to eliminate his rivals permanently. Suraj was the only survivor of a carnage perpetrated by hired goons.

To seek revenge, Suraj adopted the alter ego of Doga, wearing a dog mask to hide his identity. He killed Killota's gang and further set out to become a one-man army against organized crime, mainly in Mumbai.

After that he killed Daku Halkan Singh who has by then become Minister Halkat. Because of his one man army and brave image the people of Mumbai call him 'Mumbai ka Baap'(Daddy of Mumbai).

Vital Statistics:

  • Height - 6'5 (195 cm)
  • Weight - 94 kg (209 lbs)
  • Love Interest - Monika/Lomdi (She is the younger Sister of Inspector Cheetah, who initially disguises herself as Lomdi as she hated Doga & wanted to know his real identity, but when she came to know that Doga is none other than Suraj, his fiance, she decides that she will always be there to help Doga in his endeavour. She still hates Doga's barbaric way of dealing with criminals, but nevertheless, loves him. However, Doga doesn't know that Monika is Lomdi. )
  • Abilities & Strengths
  1. Extraordinary Physical Strength and Endurance,
  2. Expert in Martial Arts,
  3. Ability to dodge bullets (Black pepper art),
  4. Expert Shooter, has a lot of weapons in his arsenal,
  5. Can communicate with dogs and order them,
  6. Has quick reflexes and a clever mind which enables him to negotiate threat from his enemies as well as to avoid being caught by the police.
  7. His physical prowess is a result of extremely rigorous workouts in gym, unlike other super-heroes who have special superpowers ( for example- Parmanu, who relies on advanced science for his atomic superpower or Shakti who has goddess-like superpowers). He has even fought Kobi, a wolf-like superhero, who is much taller and stronger than him. He is the strongest superhero, if special powers aren't considered.


The name Doga is a derivative of dog, a creature which is extremely brave. Dogs are also scary and are usually kept for protection. These elements of a dogs nature are fairly prominent in the character of Doga. There is however a different story behind the name "Doga" which appeared in one of his comics. The name has been taken from the four institutions his four uncles head, namely, Lion (D)en, Lion (O)ccult, Lion (G)ym and Lion (A)im. Most appropriately classified as a vigilante superhero, Doga wears a hound like mask and inflicts terror in the minds of criminals by his generally destructive modus operandi. Doga likes to take out criminals with force which is sometimes excessive but that's what makes him exciting. Often we see Doga being assisted by his uncles, most prominently by Kalimirch who is an expert marksman. One can draw parallels between Doga and The Punisher however the two are quite different. Doga also has strong relevance to his home-city Mumbai. The city of Mumbai has deep impact on the character development of Doga and the storyline. The corruption amongst cops, political murders, terrorist attacks, underworld crime etc. play a very vital role in the setting and surroundings of Doga. Many of Doga's feats involve taking advantage of Suraj's excellent knowledge of the landscape of Mumbai and the urban scenarios.

Friends[edit]

Doga(Suraj) on his journey made many friends, some of these actually came to know about his real identity, those are Inspector Cheetah (now retired, working as private detective) and Cheetah's sister Monika. Also it was revealed in the later issues of Doga that Suraj belongs to judge Chowdhary's family further adding Kiran as his sister who is one of his allies and knows his secret identity.

In a later story it was revealed that Monika is actually Suraj's lost lover Sonu, who he thinks died many years ago. It was emotionally revealed in a comic "I Love You" along with a novel by the same name.

He has also teamed up with other Raj Comics Superstars like Parmanu, Nagraj, Super Commando Dhruva, Inspector Steel, Bheriya and Shakti.

Profiles of Uncles (Chachas)[edit]

Adrak Chacha: One time weight lifting champion. He runs the Lion Gym. A father-figure for Doga.
Dhania Chacha: Younger brother of Adrak. An ex-heavy weight boxing champion, now runs his own boxing school named 'Lion's Den'. Doga learnt boxing art from him.
Haldi Chacha: Another brother of Adrak. An expert in martial arts. Owns a martial arts centre named 'Lion Occult'. Trained Doga in martial arts.
Kalimirchi Chacha: Last of the brothers. A champion sharp shooter. Expert in firearms and explosives. Runs the 'Lion Aim Club', a training center for shooting. Doga honed his shooting skills under his care.

Doga was almost killed by his four uncles in the series Tune Mara Doga Ko under the influence of his arch enemy Kal Pahelia.[3]

Enemies[edit]

His arch rivals are:

  • Kaal Paheliya
  • Janine Chatterjee
  • Bihari Bhai
  • Bulldog
  • Raat Ki Rani
  • Big Bad Boss
  • Red button
  • Kaalnitiya
  • Bloodman
  • Sarkar
  • Yuva

Powers[edit]

Doga has no special powers except that he is able to communicate with Dogs who help him gain information as he travels the sewers of Mumbai. He fights crime to alleviate and control his anger for the pain he suffered from criminals and crime during childhood. In combat, he relies on his Martial Arts training, his fearlessness, his impressive physical power which is a result of his years spent in the gym as well as a fairly large arsenal of guns and bombs. Doga has shown an extraordinarily high level of pain tolerance.

Doga's special characteristic is his renowned hatred for crime and criminals. This factor charges him up equally for every wrong-doer he comes across. Doga has been presented showing no mercy towards criminals hence he is hugely popular for his one man army image.

Upcoming Series[edit]

Raj comics published a series of Doga comics called Khoon Mein Janmaa (In English : Born in Blood). It was a long series of Doga comics. The first comics of the series titled Doga Tere Karan (In English : Because of you Doga) and many other stories.

Doga in Born In Blood Series.

The parts of this series in chronological order are-

Born in Blood Series[edit]

  • Doga
  • Nasoor Doga
  • Nikal Pada Doga
  • Bhookha Doga
  • So Ja Doga
  • pagal doga

Wafa Series[edit]

  • Wafa
  • Wafadaar

Doga Hindu Hai Series[edit]

  • Doga Hindu Hai
  • Apna Bhai Doga
  • Doga Hai Hai
  • Ro Pada Doga
  • Doga Ka Curfew

Express Way Series[edit]

  • Express Way
  • Speed X
  • Speed Breaker
  • Thamba

Titles[edit]

Raj Comics has produced several hundred Titles on Doga. A list could be seen at

List of Doga's till now published comics :

  1. Curfew
  2. Ye Hai Doga
  3. Main Hoon Doga
  4. Adrak Chacha
  5. Gainda
  6. Chor Sipahi
  7. Inspector Chitta
  8. Kutta Fauj
  9. Khatarnak(sp)
  10. Muqabala
  11. Bulldog
  12. Hadtaal
  13. Doga Zindabad
  14. Bichu
  15. Aakhri Goli
  16. Doga Aur Jhabara
  17. Tiranga(sp)
  18. Superboy
  19. Golden Hatyara
  20. Kuttaraj
  21. 786(sp)
  22. Zabardast
  23. Nishana Dil Per
  24. Bubo Bubo
  25. Main hoon Bheriya
  26. Tandoor
  27. Magarmachch
  28. Cheekh Doga Cheekh
  29. Lomdi
  30. Kali Vidhwa
  31. Kharab Kanoon
  32. I Love U(sp)
  33. Kayar
  34. Haath Aur Hathiyaar
  35. Mara Gaya Doga
  36. Marenge Doga Ke Dushman
  37. Do Faulad(sp)
  38. Sheer Ka Bacha(sp)
  39. Mard Or Murda(sp)
  40. Thandi Aag(sp)
  41. Khaki aur Khaddar(sp)
  42. Khooni Paheliyan(sp)
  43. Deadline
  44. Mrityudata
  45. Tromay Trick
  46. Doga Ko Gado(sp)
  47. Doga-Shakti
  48. Raat Ki Rani
  49. Bhul Gaya Doga(sp)
  50. Savdhaan Doga(sp)
  51. Kaun Bada Jallad(sp)
  52. Nisachar
  53. Khoon Ka Khatra(sp)
  54. Aath Ghante(sp)
  55. Dogamar(sp)
  56. Char Minar
  57. Butler
  58. Time Over(sp)
  59. Bachiye Madam
  60. Valentine
  61. Heyram
  62. Torcher
  63. Jalianwala
  64. Doga ne Mara(sp)
  65. Ghus Pethia(sp)
  66. Aaj Mat Ja
  67. Jara Bach ke
  68. 4 Km Aage
  69. Body Guard
  70. Vardiwala Doga
  71. Bik Gaya Doga
  72. Mumbai ka Baap
  73. Race
  74. Har Mod Pe Khada Hai Doga
  75. Ding Dong Doga
  76. Wardi Aur Bandook(sp)
  77. Tune Mara Doga Ko
  78. Apun Bola Kill Doga
  79. Bombay Dying(sp)
  80. Headline
  81. Welcome Doga Welcome Steel
  82. Kyun Maron Pagal Ko
  83. Nishane Par Doga(sp)
  84. Adrak Ke Panje(sp)
  85. Doga Hajir Hai
  86. Doga ka Postmartam(sp)
  87. Doga Ki Adalat
  88. Boli Aur Barood(sp)
  89. Kyun Fenka Kude Pe(sp)
  90. Tu Samajhta Kyun Nehi Doga(sp)
  91. Kalu 420 Doga 440(sp)
  92. Apun Pagal Hai
  93. Deal(sp)
  94. Doga My Brother(sp)
  95. Jaan jokhim mein
  96. Kobi Bhai(sp)
  97. Ek Meyan Doh Talwaar(sp)
  98. Ye Shadi Hoke Rahegi(sp)
  99. Good Time Bad Time(sp)
  100. Gangwar(sp)
  101. Gatar Hamara Hai(sp)( Doga and Fighter todes )
  102. Daulat Hai Asi Cheez(sp)
  103. Robo Breaker(sp)
  104. Doga Hai Hi Asi Cheez(sp)
  105. Mujhe Marna Hai(sp)
  106. Pakistan Jindabad(sp)
  107. Shaitan Raag(sp)
  108. Naram Garm(sp)
  109. Doga Jail Mein(sp)
  110. Bhad Mein Ja(sp)
  111. Doga Hamein Do(sp)
  112. Ghusa Hindustani(sp)
  113. Baap Ka Raaz(sp)
  114. Bhag Doga Bhag(sp)
  115. Kaun Bachega Kaun Marega(sp)
  116. Kala Tiranga(sp)
  117. Dhama Chaukri(sp)
  118. Haat Utha Doga Gun Jhuka Steel(sp)
  119. Aandha Doga(sp)
  120. Gunda Gamraj Khooni Doga(sp)
  121. Faulad Nehi Fathte(sp)
  122. Kahan Gaya Doga(sp)
  123. Barood Putra Doga(sp)
  124. Kaal Aur Doga(sp)
  125. Kaal Aur Kali(sp)
  126. I Hate Doga
  127. Pasa Fenk Tamasha Dekh
  128. Suraj Doga Ban
  129. Goli Number 10
  130. Mein Bhi Policewala
  131. Hath Jod Hathiyar Chod
  132. Ab Tu Nehi Mein
  133. Doga Se Marwaunga
  134. Gayabchand
  135. Indian Idol
  136. Bhai Kamal Hai
  137. Doosra Khun
  138. Ganatantra
  139. Dugdugi Doga
  140. Doga Niti
  141. Super Idiot
  142. Khaki Chuha
  143. Doga Haran
  144. Doga ka Encounter
  145. Sarvanaash
  146. Doga Tere Karan
  147. Nasoor Doga
  148. Nikal Pada Doga
  149. Prasanjeet (Doga+Gamraj)
  150. Bhooka Doga
  151. So Ja Doga
  152. Wafa
  153. Wafadaar
  154. Doga Hindu Hai
  155. Apna Bhai Doga
  156. Hay Hay doga
  157. Ro Pada Doga
  158. Doga ka Curfew
  159. Express way
  160. Speed X
  161. Speed Breaker
  162. Thamba
  163. 26/11 (sp)( Doga and Nagraj)
  164. Halla Bol
  165. Vridh Warrior
  166. Golden Racer
  167. Golden Hero
  168. Old-Is-Gold
  169. Abhishapt
  170. 8:36
  171. Chehra
  172. Lakshya Bhedi
  173. Lakshya Purush
  174. 72 Ghante
  175. Raavan Doga
  176. Shubhashay Shighram
  177. Raat ka Bhachhak

Now, Raj Comics is also publishing Digest consisting of sets of 3-6 comics of Doga. Till date, 10 Digests have been released,

DOGA The Movie[edit]

Main article: Doga (film)

Bollywood Director Anurag Kashyap declared that he will be making a movie on Doga's character in a project produced Phantom Films and Raj Comics. Kunal Kapoor is rumored to play the lead role.Production is expected to begin in the middle of the year 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Anurag Kashyap's Interview
  2. ^ [2] Anurag Kashyap's 2012 Interview
  3. ^ http://pyaretoons.com/Comics.php?ComicsId=1522&Page=1