7 Khoon Maaf short story to be released as film today
The latest film, “7 Khoon Maaf”, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and based on a short story by eminent writer from Mussoorie Ruskin Bond is slated for worldwide screening on February 18. It has been converted into a novella for the first time in the history of Indian film making and hit the stands. Peculiarly, both the film and the book have not been released formally.
Ruskin Bond is elated with this development, and speaking exclusively to The Tribune elaborated in detail how his short story was converted into a film by director Vishal Bhardwaj.
“I first met Vishal when he bought the film rights to my story, ‘The Blue Umbrella’, which he made into a delightful film for moviegoers of all ages,” said Ruskin Bond. He further said Vishal encouraged him to develop the short story “Susanna’s Seven Husbands”, on which the film “7 Khoon Maaf” is based, into a novella, creating new charactors and incidents. Vishal and Mathew Robbins based their screenplay on this version and the idea of publishing the novella, short story and screenplay together germinated, thus giving the reader an insight into the way a short story became a film story and screenplay.