Summary: I think that if i could understand this story i would have really enjoyed this film...i think i will go and read the book and then come back and watch it again and maybe then understand it and be able to award it 5 stars
A unique view of India and Pakistan post partition
13 February 2014
Summary: Brilliant story - I'll have to go buy the book now! Salman Rushdie has not been on my reading list for a long time, but his story and screen adaptation of what is obviously a difficult narrative has changed my mind. Beautiful cinematography. Deepa Mehta has painted a picture that is visually stimulating, in some ways weird and sometimes uncomfortable, but always engaging. Now I have to go search out a few more of her films.
Summary: One of the best films I've seen. Having read the book I approached it with scepticism: I couldn't believe it was filmable. But it stands alone, whilst capturing the essence of the magic and tragedy of this epic tale. The photography alone deserves an award.