- Author: Sujatha, Madhavan Narayanan
- Publisher: Harper Perennial
- ISBN: 9789354895364
Set in Kollywood, or the Tamil film industry, in the 1980s, Dream Factory is a fictional chronicle of the shenanigans and the rising and falling fortunes of various players in show business.
Vijay, the handsome protagonist, who is at the peak of his career as a superstar.
Arumairajan, the passionate hotel waiter, who stakes everything in his life to make it big as a lyricist.
Manonmani, the small-time actress, who struggles to deal with the compromises she is forced to make. Premalatha, the attractive but ageing heroine, who finds herself falling out of favour with fickle audiences even as she longs to settle down in life.
Based on bestselling writer Sujatha's first-hand observations, Dream Factory is a page-turner filled with memorable characters and incidents that ring true, providing readers a no-holds-barred look into one of the world's most prolific film industries.