Midnight's Children Movie

Born in the hour of India’s freedom. Handcuffed to history.

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Who's Involved:

Deepa Mehta, Seema Biswas, Shabana Azmi, Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Salman Rushdie, David Hamilton

Release Date:

Friday, April 26, 2013 (New York)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 2 hrs, 20 m

Plot: What's the story about?

At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the illegitimate son of a poor woman, and Shiva, the offspring of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India's whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Midnight's Children

A look at the Midnight's Children behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Deepa Mehta last directed Water and Bollywood, Hollywood. The film's writer Deepa Mehta last wrote Water and Secret Daughter.


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Production: What we know about Midnight's Children

Key Facts

  1. Based on Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel of the same name.

Filming Timeline

On or about March 30, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

On or about November 10, 2008, the film was in Announced status.

Midnight's Children Release Date: When was it released?

Midnight's Children was released in 2013 on Friday, April 26, 2013 (New York release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including The Big Wedding, Pain and Gain and Mud.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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