August 15, 1947; midnight, Saleem Sinai is born. So are 1000 other Midnight’s Children. A strange connect between him and those thousand others is uncanny. The surrealistic fiction work of Salman Rushdie is undoubtedly his best ever. The political overtones and colors of India from 1910 to 1976 tells you a tale of India we never saw and never would.
The famed book’s adaptation by Deepa Mehta will now be called “ Winds of Change”. The film, starring Irrfan Khan, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi and Soha Ali Khan among others, will start shooting in Sri Lanka next month. The Canada-based filmmaker has written the script along with Rushdie and had said earlier that it definitely was a challenge.
The filmmaker is best known for her film trilogy ‘Fire’, ‘Water’, ‘Earth’, which dealt with a gamut of controversial topics including lesbianism and the Partition.
Lets wait and watch what happens. A lot is expected from this movie, especially considering the responsibility that comes from a book that is a favorite of so many.