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Midnight's Children (2012)

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A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.

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Rajat Kapoor ...
Aadam Aziz
Vansh Bhardwaj ...
Boatman
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Ghani
Neha Mahajan ...
Young Naseem
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
Mian Abdullah (as Dhritiman Chaterji)
Kusum Haidar ...
Rani of Cooch Naheen (as Kusum Haider)
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Kabir Singh Chowdhry ...
Mian's Assassin
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Naseem
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Emerald
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Mumtaz / Amina
Shikha Talsania ...
Alia
Rahul Bose ...
Zulfikar
Hasitha Samarasekara ...
Adjutant
Ronit Roy ...
Ahmed Sinai
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A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.

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A child and country were born at midnight once upon a time

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$12,200 (USA) (26 April 2013)

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$139,644 (USA) (24 May 2013)
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According to the "Sri Lanka Mirror," filming shut down for four days in March as the Iranian Embassy in Colombo objected to author Salman Rushdie's participation. Filming resumed after director Deepa Mehta met with Sri Lanka President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. He, in turn, then spoke with the Iranian Embassy. See more »

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Passable!
19 January 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

An adaptation of Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel of the same name, 'Midnight's Children' is a passable film. Go in with limited expectations & your chances of being disappointed will be less.

'Midnight's Children' Synopsis: A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.

'Midnight's Children' is an engaging story on paper, but on celluloid, it appears clichéd. India-Pakistan conflict, is beaten to death in cinema. Sure, the novel must've been captivating, but on-screen, it looks very regular. Deepa Mehta's Direction is terrific. She makes this otherwise passable film, watchable, due to her true talent as a storyteller.

Performance-Wise: Satya Bhabha delivers a sincere performance. Shriya Saran has 2 standard expressions. Siddharth tries hard to look like a menace. Darsheel Safary is very good. Seema Biswas & Ronit Roy are excellent, as ever. Others lend support.

On the whole, 'Midnight's Children' is watchable, at best.


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