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sethu madhavan
restrict yourself to writing on Islamic blasphemy
by sethu madhavan on Nov 17, 2008 11:30 AM


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by thakela on Nov 16, 2008 04:04 PM

I read Salman's novel fury and i could not speak proper english for a week...

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unbelivable but true
by Divya on Nov 16, 2008 12:47 AM

exactly my sentiments

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Very good article
by AP on Nov 15, 2008 10:47 PM

Hit the nail on the head. The book, if set to film, would either become an art-house piece of pseudo-intellectual gibberish that will bewilder everyone, or will become an idiot's guide to rushdie with an eye at BO earnings and will be totally commercial and shallow. This book is at the very least, an allegory with as many layers as an onion. Film is too insignificant to catch the spirit of the book. 'Fury' can be turned to film, or maybe we can make a movie on a rock and eternal love (scripting it in the form of chapters like "I'm not there") a la 'ground beneath her feet'but then the book will lose its Indian/Parsi touch.

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Mukesh Bhadricha
Heck, Sen it's Rushdie's prerogative; plus it could have been far worse..how? read on..
by Mukesh Bhadricha on Nov 15, 2008 09:51 PM

Film makers that shouldn't ever touch such material as Midnight's children: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Karan Johar (he should open a coffee shop) Sanjay whatever of 'Dus Kahaniyaa', D Ramanaidu, BR Chopra, and worse Shubash Ghai!!! Ghai a film maker?! hahaha.. Now, options Rushdie could have considered: Mani Ratnam, Gulzar saab himself (Sen, how could you forget him?), Vishal you have mentioned, Shyam Benegal and believe it or not Prahlad Kakkar!! Then what about Gandhi maker Attenborough?

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sridhar raghavan chari
Vague and show off
by sridhar raghavan chari on Nov 15, 2008 05:11 PM  | Hide replies

Dear Mr. Sen,

Before you write a letter contemplate your own objectives. If you have been so obviously enriched by Rushdie's work, then maybe you should write him a personal letter.
On the other hand if it is really your plan to show off, then this 'public letter' must be made more reader-friendly. How else can you get people to admire what they 'still' do not understand. So get rid of passages like 'while Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu figure-skates through the non-linearity so essential to all Rushdie narratives'. If possible all of your writing.
And finally, come straight to the point.
Thank you,
Only if you do not write again, Mr. 'midnight child of movie critiques'.

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Niraj Saraf
Re: Vague and show off
by Niraj Saraf on Nov 15, 2008 07:23 PM
raja sen sucks

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by pretty on Nov 15, 2008 01:06 AM

Raja Sen has got a good article this time..

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arul george
by arul george on Nov 15, 2008 12:26 AM  | Hide replies

being an ardent fan of rushdie n having read most of his novels, let me start by saying that the whole idea of a cinematic version of M's C is blasphemous. It's too long and complicated to do justice on screen.having seen pan's labrynth (which should have won the oscar) i agree the director is good. having said tht i dont think tht's enough, coz the person who directs it has to be a fan of M's C.The only thing though is that the movie whoever makes it should be made for people who hae read the novel and hence the subtilities should be left to be worked out. Then may be there is a chance, if not forget the whole hoopla.

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Re: hmmmm
by Guest on Nov 15, 2008 04:07 AM
converted confused christians like u have no place here

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devi raturi
Re: hmmmm
by devi raturi on Nov 15, 2008 09:49 AM
people like "guest" ar sick and needs to be treated in mental asylum

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Old Monk
Re: hmmmm
by Old Monk on Nov 15, 2008 01:33 PM
Perhaps Guest is getting brainwashed at one of the shaka's he need to come out of the mental rut and live in the world of reality,as our countrymen celebrate the marvellous journey of chandrayan around the moon.

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Rajeev Kumar Jha
Re: hmmmm
by Rajeev Kumar Jha on Nov 15, 2008 07:28 PM
Actuallu "Guest" belongs to the category of people who don't have any original ideology and just like to poke their nose anytwhere n everywhere.. I guess that sets the issue here..

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arul george
Re: hmmmm
by arul george on Nov 15, 2008 04:18 AM
congrats to u..who ever u are,
u r the first person to have made a racistic, derogatory comment to me in my entire life. thank goodness that you are a minority.

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