I feel so dirty saying this, but I don’t like Deepa Mehta’s filmmaking. :(
Its possible i’m still traumatized by bollywood/hollywood
Report to my sister after watching said film went like this:
her: how was it
me: it was bad
me: no, not hmm. it was BAD
her: how bad?
me: it was soooooooooooooooooooooooo *breathe* oooooooooo bad.
her: roger ebert, watch out.
Deepa Mehta’s much-awaited film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize winning novel Midnight’s Children will be called Winds of Change. The film starring Irrfan Khan, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi and Soha Ali Khan among others, will start shooting in Sri Lanka next month.
When you are dealing with source material as epic as Midnight’s Children, it seems unnecessary to change the title. I guess the title Winds of Change incorporates the last element that Mehta has to cover in her “elements” film series. Still, to change the name suggests that this project will be defined by Mehta’s direction, rather than Rushdie’s source material, which I hope won’t be true.