Idiot (1992 film)
|Directed by||Mani Kaul|
|Written by||Anup Singh
|Based on||The Idiot (1869)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
|Music by||Vikram Joglekar
|Edited by||Lalitha Krishna|
|Release date(s)||8 October 1992|
|Running time||165 min.|
Idiot is a 1992 Hindi film based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, The Idiot. It was directed by Mani Kaul and starred Shahrukh Khan and Ayub Khan-Din. The film debuted at the New York Film Festival in October 1992. In this version of the tale, placed in contemporary Mumbai, Prince Miskin (Khan-Din) is a man whose epilepsy is mistaken for idiocy.
Production and release
The film was first released as a four-part television mini-series on state-run Doordarshan channel in 1991, and despite it outing at debuted at the New York Film Festival in October 1992, it was never commercially released.
- Derek Malcolm (14 July 2011). "Mani Kaul obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- Holden, Stephen (8 October 1992). "Review/Film Festival; Dostoyevsky's 'Idiot,' by Way of Bombay". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
- Anupama Chopra (2 October 2007). King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema. Grand Central Publishing. pp. 44–. ISBN 978-0-446-50898-8.
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