- Areena wrote:
- I like the movie, but i would have better opinion if it was indian director or, the same story but somewhere not in India... I just don't like that white people just always trying to see worst things in developping country....
Yes, the movie was made by British director, but it is an adaptation
of the novel Q & A
by Indian author
and diplomat Vikas Swarup.
Vikas Swarup has an answer to all those crying themselves hoarse about the "negative" portrayal of India: Slums are a reality in India.
He says that British-made film doesn't depict them as places of "unmitigable despair".
Critically acclaimed in India and abroad, this international bestseller is being translated into 40 languages. It was shortlisted for the Best First Book by the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and won South Africa’s Exclusive Books Boeke Prize 2006, as well as the Prix Grand Public at the 2007 Paris Book Fair.
So the story was written by Indian author and was adapted into a radio play, a stage musical and a feature film, Slumdog Millionaire.
The radio dramatisation by Ayeesha Menon, directed and produced by John Dryden on BBC Radio 4, won the Sony Radio Award for Drama 2008 and the IVCA Clarion Award 2008.
Harper Collins brought out the audio book, read by Kerry Shale, which won the Audie Award for best fiction audio book of the year.