And the good news is that PVR pictures has agreed to distribute the film and will release it in the first or second week of December
Director Deepa Mehta has had a tough time trying to make her film Midnight’s Children hit theatre screens in India. In fact, she was asked to do away with writer Salman Rushdie’s voiceover in the film ‘coz he has been quite a controversial figure over the years as a fatwa was issued against him in 1989. But Ms Mehta didn’t budge despite not having a single distributor ready to invest in her historical fiction.
It seems the CEO of PVR films – Kamal Gianchandani saw the film at the Toronto International Film Festival and decided to buy the distribution rights of Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Rushdie’s famous novel. An extensive survey was conducted to study the Indian market before arriving at this decision.
We also hear that the film will be released in a huge way. The makers are quite confident that they are not going to face any hindrances anymore and we would like to believe the same. Deepa will be flying to Mumbai very soon and will set the wheels of the release of her movie in motion.
All we can say is that we are looking forward to watching the beautiful adaptation and hoping that the censor board is not too harsh on this classic flick. Now, that’s not too much to ask for, is it?