Mulberry films to adapt ‘The Collaborator’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: Mirza Waheed’s ‘The Collaborator’ would now be a major adaptation of an upcoming film acquired by New York based movie company Mulberry Films.
 “I am pleased about the possibility of the novel being adapted for screen. Information about writer, director, actors will follow on confirmation,” Mirza Waheed wrote on social networking site Facebook.
 The film info on the Mulberry Films website read: “The Collaborator is based on Mirza Waheed’s acclaimed novel - It is Kashmir in the early 1990s and war has finally reached the isolated village of Nowgam close to the Pakistan border.”
 “Indian soldiers appear as if from nowhere to hunt for militants on the run. Four teenage boys, who used to spend their afternoons playing cricket, or singing ballads down by the river, have disappeared one by one, to cross into Pakistan and join the movement against the Indian army,” the website states.
 “Only one of their friends, the son of the headman, is left behind. The families in the village begin to think it's time to flee, to search for a place of greater safety. But the headman will not allow his family to leave. And, whilst the headman watches his dreams give way beneath the give way beneath the growing violence, his son, under the brutal, drunken gaze of the Indian army captain, is seemingly forced to collaborate and go into the Valley to count the corpses, fearing, each day, that he would discover one of his friends lying amongst the dead.”
  "The Collaborator" is a stunningly humane work of storytelling with a poignant and unpredictable hero at its heart, the movie company has said. “In one of the most shocking and brilliantly compelling novels of recent times Mirza Waheed lights our way into the heart of a war that is all too real.”

Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 May 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 IST




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