Midnight's Children is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta (Water), based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Salman Rushdie. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai (Satya Bhabha), the illegitimate son of a poor woman, and Shiva (Siddharth), the offspring of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India's whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters. From the unlikely romance of Saleem's grandparents to the birth of his own son, Midnight's Children is a journey at once sweeping in scope and yet intimate in tone. Hopeful, comic and magical—the film conjures images and characters as rich and unforgettable as India herself. Official Web Site

Director:

Deepa Mehta

Cast:

Satya Bhabha, Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Rahul Bose, Samrat Chakrabarti, Sarita Choudhury, Charles Dance, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anupam Kher, Anita Majumdar, Ronit Roy, Shriya Saran, Zaib Shaikh, Darsheel Safary, Siddharth, Shikha Talsania

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

2hrs 20mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

UK/Canada