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Posted by G739 - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

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I just read this incredible, well written, exciting and transforming book. Having written film scripts, I don't know how a two hour movie would give it justice. There is so much to this work, so many interweaving plots, so many episodes of Lindsay's life.

Does anyone know how long this film will be. The book is over 700 pages!

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Posted by G750 - Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

can shantaram be one feature film?

yeah i think 2 hours is not enough. they could make it 3 hours, its been done many times before not to mention very successfuly-godfathers. or maybe they'l do two features...

the first one ending where lin does the cool hand luke routine in the indian prison leaving a hell of a cliff hanger. how would you have the opening scene if you were doing the script??

Posted by G764 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I agree

lat night I was up until 3am because I couldn't put the book down....then I thought about the movie...there is no way the book can be packed into 2 hours.

This is the first book that I have read that has taught me more about India than others...and I am Indian. From the life in the slums to the secrets of prison, these aren't things that regular folks could perceive...or imagine....

I am not too sure about the movie...I just plan on watching it as if I haven't read the book.

Posted by G896 - Saturday, September 12th, 2009

my vote

I would love if they made it at least two films. I am roughly half way through, I will be done by tuesday though as our book club meets then, but I feel a 2 hour film could be made out of what I have read thus far.I must admit that I am a big fan of longer movies...a built in bias I guess.

Posted by G897 - Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Shantaram, a trilogy

I don't think it can be done with justice in one move either. Why not Part I: India up to living in slum, Part II; gängster life, Part III afganisatn and end.


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