Anjali Menon wants to make film on 'The God of Small Things'

Press Trust of India
Dec 06, 2012 at 02:21pm IST

New Delhi: Director Anjali Menon, who debuted with critically acclaimed Malayalam movie 'Manjadikuru', says it would be a dream come true to translate Arundhati Roy's 'God of Small Things' on the big screen. "I would love to recreate the magic of 'God of Small Things' on celluloid or something in line with it," Anjali told PTI.

The director, however, says she is aware that the author is not too keen on a cinematic adaptation of the celebrated book.

Anjali, who completed her cinema studies from London Film School, didn't find it difficult to pick a subject for her debut movie.

Is 'The God of Small Things' going to be a film?

The director, however, says she is aware that the author is not too keen on a cinematic adaptation of the book.

'Manjadikuru', which was screened at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), is set in the background of social life of 1980's in Kerala.

Anjali took inspiration from her childhood and teenage years and the joint family system in her ancestral home in Northern Kerala to weave her story. "When I wrote the script, I didn't know that audience would relate to the story. As a writer I feel happy for the recognition that my first film has received," Anjali added.

The film won five grand jury awards including the best film, best director, best screenplay and best emerging talent at the South Asian International festival at New York.

Anjali's second movie, 'Ustad Hotel', for which she wrote the script, has also turned out to be a hit. "Like Manjadikuru, Ustad Hotel also had the essence of

relationships and it also made people think about their beloved ones while watching the movie," she said.

Anjali with her husband, Vinod Menon, owns a production company, Little Films, which produced 'Manjadikuru'. "In future we will be producing movies for other young directors too," said the director.

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