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Deepa Mehta: Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children poster.jpgSalman Rushdie's popular and controversial novel Midnight's Children is now on the big screen.

The movie is directed by Canadian filmmaker - and Genie-award winner -- Deepa Mehta.

Deepa Mehta is best known for her critically-acclaimed trilogy of films : Water, Earth and Fire.

Midnight's Children is set against the backdrop of the historic events surrounding the partition of India and Pakistan.

The fictional main character Saleem Sinai is born at the exact moment that India becomes an independent nation, between midnight and 1:00am.

Saleem and other children born at the same hour discover they have special powers. And if you want to find out what they do with them, you'll have to check out Midnight's Children!

 The movie will be in theatres on November 2nd.

 Director Deepa Metha joins Sonali Karnick on the phone from Toronto.

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