- Canada / UK
- 2h 26min
- Directed by: Deepa Mehta
- Cast: Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor
- Language: English/Hindi/Urdu
- UK release: 26 December 2012
Adapted from his own book by Salman Rushdie, this drama follows the travails of a pair of children born just as India gained independence from Britain.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Apocalypse Archives: Deepa Mehta, director of Midnight's Children18 Dec 2012
The Indo-Canadian filmmaker picks the films she'd save at the end of the world
Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955) Sheer cinematic poetry. It was the birth of a new Indian cinema. It is a simple, essential narrative told through the eyes of a small boy. Ray gives such beauty and poignancy to the simple and ordinary – something…
Midnight's Children11 Dec 2012
A solid, middlebrow adaptation of Salman Rushdie's love-letter to India
Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel is a love letter to India, forgiving its flaws and celebrating its hopes. Deepa Mehta's meandering, soft-centred screen version favours sentimental soap-opera but gradually gains in emotional power as it…
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