Renowned director Deepa Mehta has returned to the silver screen with a lavish adaptation of Salman Rushdie‘s controversial ‘Midnight’s Children’.
The Booker Prize award winning Midnight’s Children, which Rushdie has adapted for the screen and narrated, tells the tale of two children born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain. Growing up, their lives are mysteriously intertwined, and mirror India’s journey as a nation through its triumphs and tragedies.
The film had its European premiere on Sunday 14th October as part of the 56th London Film Festival. It was attended by the British novelist Rushdie alongside the Heaven on Earth director Mehta, and two stars of the film; British born actor Satya Bhabha and Southern star Shriya Saran.
Midnight’s Children also stars Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Anupam Kher, Siddharth Narayan, Rahul Bose, Soha Ali Khan, Shahana Goswami and Anita Majumdar.
The film which has attracted quite a buzz since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, has also recently secured distribution in India.
Deepa Mehta’s Midnight Children releases in the UK on 26th December 2012.