The Booker Prize winning novel follows the magical lives of two children who have been switched at birth on the day of India's independence.
The film is directed by Deepa Mehta, who shot the film in Sri Lanka, recreating the period setting of the novel in faithful detail. Starring Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Shabana Azmi, Siddharth , Rajat Kapoor and others, the film will release worldwide on November 2.
It does not have a release date in India though, since they haven't found a distributor yet.
The filmmakers will reportedly edit out Rushdie's voiceover from the Indian version. Hopefully that will ensure a theatrical release for the film in the country.
In picture: Shirya Saran at the TIFF premiere of Midnight's Children. She chose to dress in ethnic Indianwear.
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