Mehta’s “Midnight’s Children” in Controversy

11 December 2012
Thiruvananthapuram

Deepa Mehta’s “Midnight’s Children” premiere show here got over Monday evening, a controversy has broken out that the film which shows former prime minister Indira Gandhi in poor light should not have been screened in a Congress-ruled state.

“This should not have been allowed to be screened because Indira Gandhi is a passion for many and the minister should take up the responsibility for this mess,” said Pillai, who heads the Kerala Congress (Pillai), an ally of the Congress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala.

The film is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel of the same name and features Satya Bhabha, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Anupam Kher, Darsheel Safary, Soha Ali Khan and Shabana Azmi.Shot mostly in Sri Lanka, the film revolves around the national emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi from June 1975 to March 1977.

For Mehta, IFFK has been a lucky charm for her previous films like “Fire” and “Water”, which were shown in the previous editions of the IFFK here. She said: “I could not think of a better place to premiere ‘Midnight’s Children’.”

Source-www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/12/11/389–Mehta-s-Midnight-s-Children-irks-Kerala-Congress-.html

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