Midnight's Children

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


Midnight's Children
Based on Salman Rushdie's acclaimed novel, this is about two boys, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, who grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation. They were not aware that they were switched at birth.

150 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit.

Showtimes

Not much for supper tonight.
Not much for supper tonight.

Credits

Cast
Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Ronit Roy, Siddarth, Seema Biswas, Shriya Saran
Director
Deepa Mehta
ScreenplaySalman Rushdie, Deepa Mehta, Rutvik Oza, from the novel by Salman Rushdie
MusicNitin Sawhney
CinematographyGiles Nuttgens
EditingColin Monie
Sound formats
Made in2013
Produced byDavid Hamilton Productions, Hamilton-Mehta Productions, Number 9 Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent, very mild, low impact
NudityOne naked clinical breast scene
SexNone
ViolencePsychological impact, infrequent, torture scenes, war scenes, dead soldiers, assassination scenes
PrejudiceMoslem/India civil war, low impact
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome alcohol, no abuse
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconEpic film is going nowhere slowly.
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconMeesterlike wegvoering na ander tyd en plek.
15
Cape Times
Stephen Farber quote iconEpic falls short.
10
Metacritic.com
17 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
53 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough Midnight's Children is beautiful to look at and poignant in spots, its script is too indulgent and Deepa Mehta's direction, though ambitious, fails to bring the story together cohesively.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12

What the People say

Internet
1005 Netizens quote iconA Satisfactory (not great) Adaptation of a Literary Masterpiece!
11

Average .. 55%

11

Trailer






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