Monday, February 29, 2016

Rustom listed as one of 15 books that should be made into a movie !

Scoopwhoop, a leading Internet Media company, that curates India specific stories listed Rustom and the Last Storyteller of Almora as one of 15 Indian Books that Bollywood should adaptAt the risk of sounding like a hopeless fanboy - work from some of the best artists of prose and rhyme like Nobel Laurete VS Naiupaul, DSC prize winner Cyrus Mistry, Anita Desai (shortlisted for the Booker thrice), Manu Joseph, Amitav Ghosh (shortlisted for the Man Booker) and other equally amazing writers are part of the list.

I was speaking to a reporter a year back on Rustom and had jokingly mentioned that the book will give Leo his first Oscar win if Danny Boyle ever gets hold of it. That was never mentioned in the interview. Post today,looks like it might give Leo his second or third.
Anyone listening? Do you have any friends in the movie industry ? I am sure movie rights to the other books on the list are already taken. Your move. I am a nice guy with an open mind.

Do read the complete list here" -


Rustom and the Last Storyteller of Almora by Gaurav Parab [Hachette] was listed by the Times of India and Business Standard as one of 5 weekend reads , The Hindu calls it a Genre bender, The Statesman ‘An Almost Perfect Debut, The Lucknow tribune calls it a debut to remember, The Pioneer calls it Cinematic, The Vistara Air inflight magazine a Good Book on the Shelf, the Sakaal times says its ‘sheer brilliance in storytelling’ while the Bangalore Mirror calls it an unforgettable story. It is available in leading bookstores and online here

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