When Salman Rushdie, the celebrity author tweeted anything almost two years after his last tweet, what it was about? It was a news about the series on his much-acclaimed novel– Midnight’s Children, on Netflix.
Netflix has recently announced an original series, which will be based on top author Salman Rushdie’s well-known novel Midnight’s Children.
I’m absolutely delighted about this: so delighted that I’m tweeting about it after a very long tweet-silence. https://t.co/VjGbtkJ1CN
— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) June 28, 2018
The novel, released in 1981, is considered Rushdie’s masterpiece. It had won him the 1981 Booker Prize, and the Best of the Booker two times, in 1993 and 2008 He also awarded James Tait Memorial Prize.
Rushdie is naturally delighted to know that ‘Midnight’s Children’ will be presented in a new avatar on Netflix. He feels happy in working with the streaming giant in recreating it, Rushdie said.
The plot of “Midnight’s Children” revolves around the life of Saleem Sinai. He was reported to be born on the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947. The date and timings co-relates itself with the time of India’s independence.
His every act is followed and magnified in events to sync it in India’s national affairs. His health and well-being are found to be in consonance with the nation’s character. Telepathic powers are also told about the links with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children”. they all were born in that particular hour and thus powered with magical gifts.
“Midnight’s Children” is looked at one of the great novels of the world. It is said that the theme of the classic is relevant to contemporary India. It continues to fascinate the reader of the fiction even after decades, claims a senior executive of Netflix.
The Netflix, it is reported, will translate this fiction which deals with the evolution of contemporary India, for its international viewers. The global reach of Netflix has the potential for millions of well-connected people around the world to explore the finesses of this story, it is said.
It may be recalled that a movie was produced on the novel in 2013 by Deepa Mehta. Salman Rushdie penned the screenplay for the movie. The film though could not get a success with the audience.