- 2 hr 28 min
"Midnight's Children" is a film based on a 1981 novel written by Salman Rushdie. The film is about two kids who are born at the same time as India gains its independence from Britain and how the two grow up in a country that is nothing like the one their parents grew up in. The film stars Satya Bhabha(Saleem Sinai), Shriya Saran(Parvati), Siddharth Narayan(Shiva), Anupam Kher(Ghani), and Shabana Azmi(Naseem). The screenplay was written by Salman Rushdie and directed by Deepa Mehta. The film was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival then at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and finally at the BFI London Film Festival. The film was nominated in eight categories at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards where it won two of the categories. The film was produced by Relativity Media, and distributed by 20th Century Fox and Fox Star Studios.