Netflix, the streaming giant has joined hands with the director and musician Vishal Bhardwaj for their upcoming original series. As per the details shared with us, the series will be based on the Salman Rushdie’s critically acclaimed book, Midnight’s Children. The magical and enthralling story of two newborn babies who are switched by the nurse and how destiny brings them together. The story is set in the post-independence era and also focuses on the impact of British colonialism and Indian politics. The book has also been awarded the ‘Booker of Bookers’, a great honour in literature, on the Man
Booker’s 25th anniversary.
Vishal Bhardwaj Directing Midnight’s Children For Netflix
The plot of the novel appropriately fits in the genre loved by Vishal Bhardwaj. It will be a huge and interesting challenge for him to bring this amazing story to life. The earlier adaption of the novel by ace director Deepa Mehta was not that well received hence there will be a huge pressure on Vishal to deliver a gem of a series. Both Netflix and Vishal are well suited for the story like this as in a series format Vishal will have more creative freedom and ability add layers to the characters that will only enhance the whole story.
While talking about the adaption Erik Barmack, VP, International Originals, Netflix, said that “Midnight’s Children is one of the great novels of the world, and its themes are still relevant to the India of today. We are incredibly excited to translate this pioneering work of fiction that parallels the birth of modern India, for a global audience.”
Vishal Bhardwaj, an avid book reader himself has earlier delivered classic movies like Maqbool, Haider and Omkara based on the Shakespear’s Macbeth, Hamlett and Othello. Now we are sure that he will deliver another masterpiece. What are your views on the Midnight’s Children adoption by Vishal Bhardwaj? Do let us know in the comments below.