“Born in the hour of India’s freedom. Handcuffed to history.” Fascinating, comic and magical, MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is a masterful collaboration between two of India’s boldest storytellers—Oscar®-nominated director Deepa Mehta (Water) and Booker Prize®-winning writer Salman Rushdie. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched at birth by a nurse in a Bombay hospital—the illegitimate son of a poor woman and the offspring of a wealthy couple. Fated to live the destiny meant for each other, the boys’ lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India’s whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters. Filmed under a cloak of secrecy in Sri Lanka and brimming with romance, spectacle, intrigue, sly social commentary, and uplifting optimism, this luxurious feast of a film is an irreverent epic of Shakespearean proportions.
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Canada | UK | India, 2012, In English & Hindi with English subtitles, 140 min, Directed by Deepa Mehta
“An epic, visually pleasing tale weaving politics, colourful splendor, romantic love and magic.”
– Linda Barnard, TORONTO STAR