Monday, April 09, 2018
The book itself offers great clues for an engaging screenplay, where two narratives (or five) could be intercut — the Italian’s love for India and its tribal people; his abduction by a Maoist faction in the interiors of Kandhamal, the home of the Kondhs and the hotbed of Naxalite activities; the journalist’s race to get the story first; the reaction of the family in Italy; government manoeuvrings; the Italian’s experience with the armed militants; the journalist’s foolhardy adventure to meet the militant leader, and finally, a happy ending, back in Rome. As the screen fades to black, you could put up some texts with figures, about the Maoist movement in the heartlands of India, which no one will read.
What’s more, it is based on real events.
Wrote this review of Kishalay Bhattacharjee's new book, 'An Unfinished Revolution' for Sakal Times. Now I am not sure of the tone. It's a good book, but perhaps not quite satisfactory. Perhaps, I was expecting more.
Read the full review at Sakal Times.