Top 2012 Attraction: A Deepa Mehta Film

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Release date
November 2/12
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Midnight’s Children A Deepa Mehta film is our top choice for 2012. To be released this September, the film boasts Salman Rushdie’s own screenplay, Deepa Mehta’s direction, and work by many great actors including Shabana Azmi.
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Deepa Mehta is a Punjabi Canadian filmmaker who has directed over 16 films and has won many awards. She made her first short film in 1976, and has since given us Sam And Me (1991), Camilla (1994), trilogy Fire (1996) Earth (1998) and Water (2001), Bollywood/Hollywood (2002), and Heaven on earth (2008). Her brilliance comes out in her trilogy where tabooed themes are expressed, at times, in breathtaking moments of societal/emotional chaos to surface conclusions and understandings. Her frames strike as paintings of intense beauty using bold colours, shapes and sound. Mehta has the proven capability of turning even hard-to-read novels into captivating cinema, looking forward to view her projection of a Booker of Bookers.


Hamilton Mehta Productions
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Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children is by far the most profound, enchanting and creative work of fiction on the 1947 Partition. A lot has been created on this time period. My favorites: short fiction by Saadat Hasan Manto, some paintings by Gujral, a poem by Amrita Preetam, and Midnight’s Children.

Rushdie is a master storyteller who has since 1975 written 9 novels, 2 children’s books and 3 collections of short fiction. Top favourites: Midnight’s Children (1981), Shame (1983), Satanic Verses (1988), and The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995). Also an accomplished writer of non fiction, he is soon coming out with his memoir ‘Joseph Anton’ about how the author endured long years of life-threatening backlash from Muslim fundamentalists after the 1989 Fatwa on Satanic Verses.


Salman Rushdie
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The film Midnight’s Children is produced by David Hamilton and Deepa Mehta. Shooting happened in Sri Lanka. Crew and the cast is huge. Below, find at least some faces and names.

Midnight’s Children movie

Director, Author, Producer, Actor


Oops! This isn’t the ‘Amazing crew’.
It’s the actual ‘midnight’s children’ with Deepa Mehta and Zorawar Shukla!

And here’s almost everyone who made this film possible:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714866/fullcredits#cast

Some Actors

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Saleem Sinai Satya Bhabha

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Shiva Siddharth


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Ahmed Sinai Ronit Roy

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Amina Shahana Goswami

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Naseem Shabana Azmi

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Aadam Aziz Rajat Kapoor

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Mary Seema Biswas

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Parvati Shriya Saran

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Jamila Singer Soha Ali Khan

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And now, the creeps… General Zulfiqar Rahul Bose with Emerald Anita Majumdar

More here

A great novel, a wonderful team, a gifted director. If the screenplay captures the spirit/s of the novel, it would have contained a river in a bowl (‘darya ko koozay main band kerna’). In this case, it’s the same river Rushdie had earlier set afloat.

 Titles
Expressing the multi-layered complicatedness of the novel

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- Fauzia Rafique

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  1. [...] the river and the bowl, the river of the novel Midnight’s Children is indeed captured and contained in the bowl of a [...]

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  4. Wonderful and useful information. Thanks for sharing . Will this film be screened in India

  5. Can’t wait! :D


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