Sunil Doiphode, an eminent modern Marathi writer, is no way different in his attitude towards the treatment of occult from the dramatist William Shakespeare. Sunil is a writer of illusion and supernatural phenomena. He seems to follow the conventions of Shakespearian supernatural treatment.
---- Zeba Mehdi (The Criterion - An International Journal in English, Sept 2012, Vol III, Issue III, ISBN - 0976-8165)
This story concept 'Honey' was selected in the first phase of a screenplay competition 'Sankalan' conducted by Mahindra and Mahindra and Bioscope ent. combinely. (sept2008)Judges - Anurag Kashyap (Satya, Black Friday) Anjum Rajabali (Gulam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh) Sriram Raghvan (Ek Hasina Thi, Johny Gaddar)
Extract from the novel :
It was indeed worth losing life for her. When one male bee copulates with the queen bee, it knows that that after the act it has to die. Because even earlier, several male bees had laid their lives. But yet the male bee is always ready to copulate with the queen bee.
Just in return for a moment's pleasure.
That single moment was replete with life's happiness.
If the happiness of an entire life can be had in that one moment.
Then why should one care for the whole life?..
But this love...newfound love... what was this love like...
Like a silk worm weaving a cocoon around itself.
In which the worm had a true or false sense of joy, trust and a sense of security, true or false or imaginary?
But one day when the silk worm turns into a butterfly.
Even it tears the cocoon that it had built so painstakingly.
Liberated of all ties it flitters freely from one flower to another.