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thumbnail Midnight’s Children (2012, Canada, UK)

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Director: Deepa Mehta

Starring: Rajat Kapoor, Vansh Bhardwaj, Anupam Kher, Neha Mahajan, Dhritiman Chatterjee

Genre: Drama

Duration: 146 mins

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. Salman Rushdie’s acclaimed novel is finally brought to the screen by Deepa Mehta and the result is a stunning epic spanning decades of India’s modern history. It was adapted for film and beautifully narrated by Rushdie himself

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