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Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children
  • 2012
  • Canada/UK
  • 146 min
  • 12A
  • 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.

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Apocalypse Archives: Deepa Mehta, director of Midnight's Children

18 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…

Midnight's Children

11 Dec 20123 stars

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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