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 woman, and Shiva, 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. Hopeful, comic and magical – the film conjures images and characters as rich and unforgettable as India herself.

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3.5 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Critics Consensus: Though Midnight's Children is beautiful to look at and poignant in spots, its script is too indulgent and Deepa Mehta's direction, though ambitious, fails to bring the story together cohesively.

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Studio
GoDigital
Genre
Drama
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Copyright
© 2011 Hamilton-Mehta Midnight Productions

Languages

Primary
English (Canada) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English

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