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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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Shikha Talsania ...
Alia
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Hasitha Samarasekara ...
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,200, 28 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$139,644, 26 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 »

Goofs

The train leaving for Mumbai from Agra in 1942 has modern compartments. See more »

Soundtracks

Bindiya Chamke Gi
Written by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Performed by Sri Lanka Police Band and Police Park Colombo 5
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A fantastic adaptation of a brilliant novel!
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After reading the novel more than once I thought that this (much anticipated) film was pure perfection. The characters were brilliantly cast - no one was 'glamourised' unnecessarily as in a lot of films. The scenery and cinematography were spectacular and the soundtrack was also beautiful. The film explores the human condition and the ideology that it is not what you are born but how you are then made that is most important. It is a really magical film and I particularly liked how the theme/idea of magical realism was approached - the idiosyncrasies of belief in different people/cultures. I would recommend this film although I would say that reading the novel is also a must. It (obviously) covers events in a lot more detail and adds a perfect backdrop of knowledge (of characters and characteristics) to the film. I cannot wait for the next Salman Rushdie movie...I'm hoping for Shalimar the Clown or The Ground Beneath her Feet (if you're reading Salman!)


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