New Delhi: The magic of Booker Prize shortlisted Amitav Ghosh's novel, "The Sea of Poppies," a gripping tale of the sea journey of indentured labourers during the 1830s, just before the Opium War, is set to be translated on celluloid.
Tentatively titled "Afeem Ka Sagar," some of the most compelling parts of the film have been planned to be shot in Bhojpuri, a dialect spoken in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, according Anusha Rizvi who has teamed up with husband Mahmood Farooqui to direct the film.
The same husband-wife duo had directed the critical and commercially acclaimed film "Peepli Live" in 2010.
"Most of the drama happens on the high seas, so we need a very controlled environment for shooting. It'll need lots of work to recreate the era and a lot of 'modern interferences' such as electric poles on streets and telephone lines would have to be edited out of the scenes," Anusha told PTI....more
11:32 AM, Jul 13, 2012