April 26, 2013
Director: Deepa Mehta
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Salman Rushdie
Starring: Charles Dance, Seema Biswas, Shriya Saran, Ronit Roy, Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Siddharth , Rahul Bose, Kulbushan Kharbanda
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: MidnightsChildren.com
"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.