Movie Review: Midnight’s Children

Deepa Mehta takes on the ‘unfilmable’ Rushdie novel Midnight’s Children and just manages to pull it off
Schayan Riaz Karachi

Deepa Mehta is a brave filmmaker, and she has proven it again by taking on the ‘Booker of Bookers,’ Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. Published in 1980, 33 years after India’s independence, it has taken a year less than that for the book to be adapted into a screen version. Long considered to be ‘unfilmable,’ Mehta and everyone involved should be commended for first attempting and then managing to pull off something that was considered impossible in the first place.
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