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Midnight's Children (2012)

TV-14 | | Drama | 26 December 2012 (UK)
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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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Aadam Aziz
Vansh Bhardwaj ...
Boatman
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Ghani
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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
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Zulfikar
Hasitha Samarasekara ...
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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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Hijos de la media noche  »

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$12,200 (USA) (28 April 2013)

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$139,644 (USA) (26 May 2013)
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Shot in 65 different locations over 69 days. See more »

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When Saleem is at school in the late 1950s the school choir is singing John Rutter's 'For the Beauty of the Earth', published in 1980. See more »

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For The Beauty Of The Earth
Lyrics by Folliott S. Pierpont (as PIerpoint) and music by John Rutter, original music by Conrad Kocher
Performed by The Choir at St. Thomas' College. Mount Lavinia
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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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