The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist : From Book to Film

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Based on the bestselling novel by Mohsin Hamid
Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair offers the reader an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the creation of her most ambitious film yet: "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." Covering every aspect of the film-making process, this magnificently designed film book comprises an incredible array of images as well as short essays by those involved in the filmmaking process. Mira Nair discusses how the novel was turned into a screenplay; Mohsin Hamid reminisces about his first experience on a film set; production designer Michael Carlin recounts the thrill of transforming Old Delhi into contemporary Lahore; lead actor Riz Ahmed reveals how he got under the skin of his character Changez; and editor Shimit Amin demystifies some of his tricks on the editing table. This book also features a series of gorgeous black-and-white photographs by celebrated photographer Brigitte Lacombe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 179 pages
  • 178 x 234 x 22mm | 579.99g
  • Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Penguin Studio
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • 0143420623
  • 9780143420620

About Mira Nair

Mira Nair is the rare, prolific filmmaker who fluidly moves between Hollywood and independent cinema. After several years of making documentary films, Mira Nair made a stunning entry on the world stage with her first feature, "Salaam Bombay!" (1988), now hailed as a classic. It was the first Indian film to win the coveted Camera D Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988, followed by more than twenty-five international awards including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars in 1989.Nair made an acclaimed adaptation of W.M. Thackeray s "Vanity Fair" (2004) starring Reese Witherspoon, followed by the acclaimed adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri s bestselling novel "The Namesake" (2006), starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu. In 2009 she directed the aviation epic, "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere.
In 2012, Mira Nair was awarded the Padma Bhushan for her work in the arts. Her most recent film is "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" (2013), based on the novel by Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid. She is currently involved in the production of the stage musical of her film "Monsoon Wedding," due to open on Broadway in 2014."
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