Based on Salman Rushdie’s internationally acclaimed novel, Midnight’s Children tells the story of two lives, two dreams, and two worlds intertwined. On the eve of India’s declaration of independence from Britain, a pair of newborns are accidentally switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai (Satya Bhabha) was the illegitimate son of a poor woman, fated for a life of discrimination and hardship. Shiva (Siddarth) was the child of a wealthy couple, destined for riches. But raised by the other’s parents, each man experiences a view of life he was never meant to see. “We were the promises of independence,” says Saleem, “And like all promises, made to be broken.”
Although Saleem and Shiva grow up worlds apart, their lives remain mysteriously connected in ways they could have never guessed. As India gains its footing as an independent nation, both men must learn to navigate a nation that’s nothing like that of their parents’ generation.
Written for the screen by Salman Rushdie and directed by Oscar-nominated Deepa Mehta, Midnight’s Children will see a limited theatrical release on April 26, 2013. This Paladin drama also stars Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Shriya Saran, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Charles Dance, and Kulbushan Kharbanda.