PVR Pictures to release the movie in India early next year
Academy Award-nominated director Deepa Mehta‘s epic MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN, based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie, will premiere at International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on 10th December 2012.
MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN, the most debated film of recent times, is a riveting personal story of Saleem Sinai, a boy born at the exact time of India’s Independence. 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.
It stars Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Shriya Saran, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Anupam Kher, Darsheel Safary, Soha Ali Khan, Shabana Azmi and Kulbhushan Kharbanda
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Commenting on this significant development, Deepa Mehta said, ”Salman Rushdie has often said that his novel MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is his love letter to India. I hope my film reflects that sentiment. In its essence the movie is about the search for a home, an identity and a family. A quest that is universal and familiar to us all. We are thrilled that MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN first public screening is going to be at the International Film Festival of Kerala. A festival known for its love of cinema and lack of political bias. It’s also really exciting that our film is going to be released in India by the amazing team PVR early next year.”
“Being invited to the premiere at IFFK is a big honour. Deepa is an exceptionally brave filmmaker and MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is a very special gem from her. We are absolutely delighted to be distributing MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN in India,” said Kamal Gianchandani, President, PVR Pictures.
MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN has received wide acclaim at the Telluride and Toronto International film festivals. It is slated for an early 2013 release in India.