Filming: A Love Story
In 1947 the subcontinent of India gained independence from Great Britain and religious freedom, resulting in the partition of the Hindu Indian state and Muslim Pakistan.
Filming is the story of an Indian who had written his graduate thesis on the Bombay films of that period. It is now the sixtieth anniversary of Independence, and he narrates a series of stories relating the details of the lives of other people who, in their various ways, had become involved in the making of those films. The teller of these tales, however, is elusive, giving little of himself away.
Set primarily in India and spanning the 20th century, this is a modern book but a chronology of true events and facts scattered through the pages does not make it an historical novel. The colloquialisms used in the dialogue would benefit from a glossary, and the interweaving stories become confusing, even when delineated by different typefaces.