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3.9 out of 5 stars
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3.9 out of 5 stars
Midnight's Children [DVD] [2012]
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on 28 September 2017
Can't wait to see this. I have recorded this twice, only to loose the second half of the recording. A heart wrenching story of two baby boys who live each others lives because they were swapped at birth. Both were born on the stroke of midnight hence the title.
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on 27 May 2014
Absolutely loved this. It should be mandatory that novel adaptations have to be written by the novel's author, and that all authors have to be as gifted as Salman Rushdie.
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on 4 February 2015
Quite heavy going and not of the relevance the writer thinks it is.
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on 21 June 2013
This is an interesting story, a mixture of fact and fantasy. It is well acted and beautifully shot. It is a film that can be watched several times.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 24 March 2014
A colourful account of India's passage into independence in the middle of the 20th Century concentrating on the children who were born on the eve of independence who shared a special spiritual connection. It gives an insight into the problems encountered at that time - not a mainstream film but very good because of it's historical relevance
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on 10 June 2014
You will either like the story or not depending on whether you like the way Rushdie writes, but you cannot argue with the way the film is shot - it is truly beautiful and does seem to capture an essence of India
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on 7 June 2013
There's just so much that can fit into a film of about 2.5 hours, but this works well. As a film, it's excellent, though perhaps one does need to know something of India's recent history, to appreciate much of the story. It reminds me of my family's sadness at leaving the new, and smaller, Independent India, of the many family friends from India and Pakistan who came to visit, of the stories of the good times they and my parents shared. The film is truly evocative of an India in the convulsions of birth and adolescence. All that's missing is the scent of the country.

This film is special. So, separately for the different medium, is the book. See the film; read the book. Be inspired by both.

Thank you Mr Rushdie-gi.
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on 1 October 2014
I enjoyed the book more
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on 31 December 2015
This is very good film quite dark at times and deep, I would recommend this to anybody but do not expect a typical singing dancing Bollywood film
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on 5 January 2015
Not keen, not really my sort of story.
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