Directed by Deepa Mehta and adapted by Salman Rushdie from his acclaimed novel, this epic saga spans the histories of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, from the British Empire in 1917 to the late 1970s. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India declares independence from Great Britain, two babies are switched at birth by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. And so it is that Saleem Sinai, the bastard child of a beggar woman, and Shiva, the only son of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destinies meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and inextricably linked to India's whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters. Sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, it is a tale full of heartbreak, hope, comedy, tragedy and a considerable amount of magic. With Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Seema Biswas, Shriya Saran, Siddharth, Charles Dance. Writer/Narrator: Salman Rushdie. Director: Deepa Mehta. (Canada 2012) 140 min.