After being filmed in over 65 locations in Sri Lanka, Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children will make its way to theatres in Colombo in the coming days.
Promoting the prodcution, The Film Team (Pvt) Limited is as confident as the makers of this epic that Midnight’s Children will not just make the film-goer cry, but be moved by every possible human emotion as the film pours forth.
Midnight’s Children is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Salman Rushdie.
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.
Seleem 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.
From the unlikely romance of Saleem’s grandparents to the birth of his own son, Midnight’s Children is a journey at once sweeping in scope and yet intimate in tone. Hopeful, comic and magical, the film conjures images and characters as rich and unforgettable as India herself. (Colombo Gazette)