Midnight's Children

"Gorgeous, sweeping, beautiful!"
NOW MAGAZINE
"A lavish spectacle!"
MACLEAN'S

Synopsis

“Born in the hour of India’s freedom. Handcuffed to history” MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, 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, the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman, and Shiva, the offspring of wealthy Muslims, 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.
Original Languages: English, with some Hindustani
Genre: Canadian|Drama
Running Time: 148 min.
Year: 2012

CREDITS

CAST
Rajat Kapoor (Aadam Aziz)
Satya Bhabha (Saleem Sinai)
Shahana Goswami (Amina)
DIRECTED BY
Deepa Mehta

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PHOTOS

Left to Right: Mumtaz/Amina (Shahana Goswami) and Nadir Khan (Zaib Shaikh). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Director Deepa Mehta. Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Emerald (Anita Majumdar) and General Zulfikar (Rahul Bose). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
William Methwold (Charles Dance). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Mumtaz/Amina (Shahana Goswami) and Ahmed Sinai (Ronit Roy). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Parvati (Shriya Saran) and Saleem (Satya Bhabha). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Shiva (Siddharth). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to right: Little Aadam (Mohamed Safran Sarron) and Saleem (Satya Bhabha). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to right: Saleem (Satya Bhabha) and Parvati (Shriya Saran). Photo Courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Writer Salman Rushdie with Director Deepa Mehta. Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to right: Young Jamila (Anshikaa Shrivastava) and Young Saleem (Darsheel Safary) Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Picture Singh (Kulbushan Kharbanda) and Saleem (Satya Bhabha). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Parvati (Shriya Saran) and Saleem (Satya Bhabha). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Parvati (Shriya Saran) and Saleem (Satya Bhabha). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Little Aadam (Mohamed Safran Sarron) and Saleem (Satya Bhabha). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Saleem (Satya Bhabha) and Parvati (Shriya Saran). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Young Naseem (Neha Mahajan). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Saleem (Satya Bhabha) and Shiva (Siddharth). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.
Left to Right: Wee Willie Winkie (Samrat Chakrabarti) and Young Shiva (Purav Bhandare). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.