From Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta and based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie, "Midnight's Children" is a journey at once sweeping in scope and yet intimate in tone. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims its independence, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem 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. "An epic, visually pleasing tale weaving politics, colourful splendour, romantic love and magic." (Linda Barnard, Toronto Star).