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The NYC Red Carpet Premiere for MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN

Anokhi DIY Entertainment & Gossip May 16, 2013

Held on Wednesday, April 10, at the Academy Theatre, the star-studded event was a special kickoff screening held in conjunction with the New York Indian Film Festival. Attending the premiere and participating in a post-screening Q&A with the audience were director Deepa Mehta, author Salman Rushdie, producer David Hamilton, actor Samrat Chakrabarti, and actress Sarita Choudhury.

108 Media and Paladin will release MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN in US theaters beginning next week on April 26 in New York at the Angelika and Beekman theaters, followed by additional cities in May. The New York Indian Film Festival takes place from April 30 to May 4.



(L-R) Samrat Chakrabarti, David Hamilton, Deepa Mehta, and Salman Rushdie.



(L-R) Sarita Choudhury, David Hamilton, Salman Rushdie, Deepa Mehta, and Samrat Chakrabarti.



(L-R) Madhur Jaffrey, Aroon Shivdasani, Sarita Choudhury, and Deepa Mehta.

pic credit – New York Dreams.

Below is the schedule with cities and dates for when the film will be released across the US. More cities to be added.

April 26 – NYC

May 3 – LA and DC

May 10 – Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Seattle, and Portland

May 17 – San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, Minneapolis, and Memphis

Deepa Mehta's much-anticipated new film MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN, based on the acclaimed novel by Salman Rushdie who also wrote the screenplay, releases in select theaters on April 26. The brand new US trailer and poster have just premiered for this eagerly awaited all-star motion picture event which boasts an incredible cast including Seema Biswas, Rahul Bose, Shriya Saran, Siddharth, Soha Ali Khan, Shabana Azmi, Samrat Chakrabarti, Satya Bhabha, and Anupam Kher.


MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and London Film Festival and will now hit theaters nationwide this spring starting with New York on April 26 followed by additional cities in May.

Watch the exhilarating new US trailer at the link below:


Release Date: April 26 in NYC, other major cities in May

Director: Deepa Mehta

Screenplay and Novel by: Salman Rushdie

Cast: Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Shriya Saran, Siddharth Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Anita Majumdar, Charles Dance, Soha Ali Khan, Zaib Shaikh, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher and Darsheel Safary.

Music: Nitin Sawhney

Official Site

Distributor: 108 Media and Paladin


At the stroke of midnight on August 15th, 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. Over the next three decades, Saleem and Shiva find themselves on opposite sides of many a conflict, whether it be because of class, politics, romantic rivalry, or the constantly shifting borders that are drawn every time neighbors become enemies and decide to split their newborn nation into two, and then three, warring countries.  Through it all, the lives of Saleem and Shiva are mysteriously intertwined. They are also inextricably linked to the history of India itself, which takes them on a whirlwind journey full of trials, triumphs, and disasters.



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