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Deepa Mehta

Salman Rushdie screenplay – Satya Bhabha actor – Shahana Goswami actress

Deepa Mehta

Satya Bhabha actor – Rajat Kapoor actor

Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta

Salman Rushdie screenplay – Deepa Mehta screenplay, director – Satya Bhabha actor – Shahana Goswami actress – Rajat Kapoor actor


At midnight on 15 August 1947, just as India becomes independent, two babies are switched at birth. Saleem, the son of a poor woman, and Shiva, child of a well-off couple, will each lead the life that was destined for the other. This moving film is based on the famous novel of the same name by Salman Rushdie and was directed by Deepa Mehta. Its exploration of the different perspectives of the two characters is rooted in the real historical and social context of India. An epic that blends reality and fiction, it reconstructs with poetry and intelligence the turbulent and at times tragic story of the subcontinent.