Midnights Children

  • Novelist Salman Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize June 20, 2014

    London: Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday. The prize, awarded by the British branch of the worldwide writers' association, is named for the...
  • 'Midnight's Children' is a collaborative affair: Rushdie April 21, 2013

    Washington: Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel 'Midnight's Children'. He has himself done the screenplay and also serves as the film's all-knowing narrator. Yet he says it's Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta's film. She 'absolutely' took over once the script was done, Rushdie told...
  • 'Vishwaroop' fares average at the box office, 'David' fails to entertain February 5, 2013

    The Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', which released on February 1 in 800 screens across cities has fared well at the box office. Made at Rs 95 crore, the film has grossed Rs 7.65 crore approximately in its opening weekend. ...
  • Shriya Saran: Working with Deepa Mehta was a life changing experience February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Shriya Saran, who features in Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children', says she had a "brilliant" experience working with the Canada-based Indian filmmaker, who played a perfect guide to her. "Working with Deepa was a life changing experience. She is brilliant to work with. She is very driven and I...
  • 'Midnight's Children': Shreya Saran plays dancer February 2, 2013

    The movie 'Midnight's Children' is an adaptation of Salman Rushdies's novel of the same title. The movie is directed by Indo-Canadian film maker Deepa Mehta who is known for her critically acclaimed movies like Fire ((1996), Water (2005) and Earth (1998). The story-line of the film 'Midnight's Children' is based...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Vishwaroop', 'David', 'Midnight's Children' February 2, 2013

    'Vishwaroop' is unabashedly entertaining although you'll wish it was smarter. The twists in 'Vishwaroop' work, and writer-director Haasan shifts between the past and the present in surprising, sometimes spoofy, cuts. 'David' makes a subtle but well-taken point about the building communal and religious tension of its times. 'Midnight's Children' has an episodic...
  • 'Midnight's Children' Review: Watch it if you have an appetite for the unusual February 2, 2013

    Cast: Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor Director: Deepa Mehta The problem with authors adapting their own books into screenplays is that they're often so attached to the material, it's hard for them to yank out what doesn't necessarily work for the film and stick to the best bits. Midnight's Children, Salman...
  • Salman Rushdie attends 'Midnight's Children' premiere in Mumbai February 1, 2013

    Filmmaker Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Booker prize-winning novel of the same name 'Midnight's Children' hit screens in India on Friday. ...
  • Skipped Kolkata visit out of solidarity for Rushdie: Deepa Mehta February 1, 2013

    Director Deepa Mehta who was also invited to the literary meet, says she cancelled her visit out of solidarity. "I didn't go to Kolkata out of solidarity for Salman Rushdie. It is not fair that he was disinvited at the last minute. He was told by the police, or I'm...
  • Friday Releases: 'Vishwaroop', 'Midnight's Children' hit screens February 1, 2013

    Apart from 'Vishwaroop' and Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's book 'Midnight's Children', movie goers also have four other films to take a pick from this Friday. ...
  • Full text: Rushdie's statement on Kolkata visit row February 25, 2013

    Author Salman Rushdie hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accusing her of blocking his visit to Kolkata. Reacting on Twitter, Rushdie blamed Mamata Banerjee for ordering the police to block his arrival. Rushdie's trip to Kolkata on Wednesday was cancelled as the venue for his press conference...
  • 'Midnight's Children' Tweet Review: The film is full of hope June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta is going to face the same problem in 'Midnight's Children' that most of the directors encounter while adapting a book for the visual medium. Salman Rushdie is known for the touch of magical realism in his writing which can be a tough thing to translate on...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' ban: Right to freedom of expression curbed? January 31, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan's essay on being a Khan that was published in a weekly magazine led to a debate over his security on January 29. Just a day later, Salman Rushdie and the team of 'Midnight's Children' had to cancel their Kolkata promotional tour at the last minute. This after...
  • Midnight's Children: It's a test for Deepa Mehta January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta was very careful since the beginning of the shooting of 'Midnight's Children', so the proceedings were kept secret as she feared protests from fundamentalist groups, something that happened during the filming of 'Water' also. Mehta has consulted Salman Rushdie, the original writer of 'Midnight's Children', for the...
  • Midnight's Children: Rahul Bose happy with a small role January 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Rahul Bose, who will be seen in Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children,' says even though he has a small but significant role in the film, it cannot be called a landmark role in his career. "If I had a big role in this film, then it would have been an important...
  • Midnight's Children: It was challenging, says Anita January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: For Indo-Canadian actress Anita Majumdar, playing the role of a north Indian girl Emerald in Deepa Mehta's adaptation of 'Midnight's Children' was a challenge and she was 'awe-struck' while working with veteran Bollywood actors. Emerald, the aunt to main character Saleem Sinai in Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children', ends up...
  • Rushdie: Great to bring 'Midnight's Children' to India January 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Author Salman Rushdie, who was in India to promote Deepa Mehta's film 'Midnight's Children' Tuesday, says it feels good to bring the film to it's original birthland. "It's been great to be back in Mumbai because I have been saying that the film was born out of the book which...
  • Salman Rushdie's Kolkata trip cancelled January 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Fringe Muslim groups have taken to the streets in Kolkata, protesting against author Salman Rushdie's visit to the city. The author cancelled a promotional event for the forthcoming film 'Midnight's Children'. This came after the city police informed the organisers of protests planned against him. Rushdie, along with filmmaker Deepa...
  • 'Vishwaroop', 'Midnight's Children' to hit box office together January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: It's a clash of the titans at the box-office this Friday as 'Vishwaroop', the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's controversial Tamil film 'Vishwaroopam', hits the Indian screens along with Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children', based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning controversial novel of the same name. Directed and produced by...
  • Deepa Mehta's film 'Midnight's Children' captures essence of the book: Rushdie January 25, 2013

    Director Deepa Mehta along with acclaimed author Salman Rushdie discusses her upcoming film 'Midnight's Children'. The movie is an adaptation of 's 1981 novel of the same name. ...
  • Salman Rushdie turns singer for 'Midnight's Children' January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Renowned author Salman Rushdie has put his singing abilities on test for Deepa Mehta's new film 'Midnight's Children'. "It was absolutely horrifying moment, when Deepa made me sing in the movie, though it's just very briefly but I feel like hiding behind the furniture when that scene comes in...
  • Delhi: Rushdie's forced to shift 'Midnight's Children' press meet January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Controversies refuse to leave Salman Rushdie as the author who is in India to promote the movie adaptation of his novel 'Midnight's Children' was initially forced to cancel and ultimately shift his press conference due to security reasons. Delhi was the first stop for the author in a...
  • There is a cultural emergency in India, says Salman Rushdie January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Author Salman Rushdie, who's book Midnight's Children is now a film has said that there is a cultural emergency in India. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, both Rushdie and the film's director, Deepa Mehta said they are deeply worried about repeated attacks on creative freedom in...
  • Midnight's Children: Nothing is unfilmable, says Rushdie January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: "Nothing is unfilmable," says author Salman Rushdie, whose 'Midnight's Children', an epic Indian tale of partition, independence and emergency told with touches of magical realism, has been turned into a movie by Deepa Mehta. Rushdie, known as a controversial author whose "Satanic Verses" was banned in India, wrote the...
  • 'Midnight's Children' is based on facts: Deepa Mehta December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta says her upcoming film 'Midnight's Children, which faced some criticism for its negative portrayal of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, has nothing 'historically inaccurate'. The movie, based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize winning novel of the same name, screened at the recently concluded Kerala International Film...
  • 'Midnight's Children' is personal to me: Deepa Mehta December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta prepared like a fighter before 'Midnight's Children' went into production and though working on the film has been 'a difficult process' at times, the director is happy to finally present her dream project to Indian audiences. "I am thrilled that the movie is releasing in India. This film...
  • Shriya Saran startled by congress decision December 18, 2012

    'Midnight's Children' a novel by Salman Rushdie which was caught by the eyes of Deepa Mehta, lead her to make the novel into a motion picture art starring Shriya, Siddarth, Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi. The film is said to have an expectant ban by the Congress political party since...
  • 'Midnight's Children' is not meant for children December 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Deepa Mehta, whose earlier films 'Fire', 'Water' and '1947: Earth' got into a severe censorial crisis, is pinching herself in disbelief over the all clear that her latest film 'Midnight's Children' was given by the Central Board of Film Certification in India. The film, an adaptation of controversial author Salman...
  • 'Midnight's Children' to release without any cuts December 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Deepa Mehta's film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel 'Midnight's Children' has been passed without any cuts by the Censor Boardof Film Certification (CBFC). The 62-year-old Indo-Canadian filmmaker's ambitious project, which is slated for a February release, has recently opened the ongoing 17th edition of International Film Festival of...
  • Deepa Mehta dismisses row over Midnight's Children December 13, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Dismissing reports of a ban on her film 'Midnight's Children', celebrated filmmaker Deepa Mehta said the second screening of the film at the International Film Festival of Kerala was cancelled yesterday following a request from its distributor. "Don't say ban as it will give me a heart attack," she said, addressing...