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Midnight’s Children

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Left to Right: Saleem (Satya Bhabha) and Parvati (Shriya Saran). Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions.

148 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 9, 2012 (TIFF)
Release date: November 2, 2012
US release date: April 26, 2013
Canadian Distributor: Mongrel Media

Based on the 600-page magical book of the same title by author Salman Rushdie, it was thought the book was unfilmable, partially because there are more than 80 named characters in the original story. After he and Deepa Metha decided to work together on this project, Rushdie took two years to pare the book down to a 130-page retelling and it is on this edited version that the film is based. There are numerous dream sequences that allow the story to move backward and forward in time. Time being critical as the story is told by one Saleem Sinai, who was born at the exact moment when India became an independent country. Sinai is played by Satya Bhabha.

Midnight’s Children had its Canadian premiere at TIFF in September of 2012.
Also see: Northernstars reviews Midnight’s Children
Also see: Deepa Mehta talks about The Making of Midnight’s Children



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Crew:
Producer: David Hamilton
Executive Producer:

Doug Mankoff
Steven Silver
Andrew Spaulding
Neil Tabatznik

Director:

Deepa Mehta

Screenwriter:

Deepa Mehta
Salman Rushdie

Cinematographer:

Giles Nuttgens

Editor:

Colin Monie

Composer:

Nitin Sawhney

Production Designer:

Dilip Mehta

Costume Designer:

Dolly Ahluwalia

Cast:Roles:

Satya Bhabha
Shahana Goswami
Rajat Kapoor
Shabana Azmi
Ronit Roy
Siddharth
Seema Biswas
Shriya Saran
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Darsheel Safary
Anita Majumdar
Shikha Talsania
Rahul Bose
Zaib Shaikh
Samrat Chakrabarti
Soha Ali Khan
Anupam Kher
Chandan Roy Sanyal
Suresh Menon
Charles Dance
Sarita Choudhury
Vinay Pathak
Ranvir Shorey
Rajesh Khera
Kriz Chris Henri Harriz

Saleem Sinai
Amina
Aadam Aziz
Naseem
Ahmed Sinai
Shiva
Mary
Parvati
Picture Singh
Saleem Sinai at 10
Emerald
Alia
Zulfikar
Nadir
Wee Willie Winkie
Jamila
Ghani
Joe D’Costa
Field Marshall

The Lady
Hardy
Laurel

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