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Midnight's Children

Drama based on Salman Rushdie's novel. India, 1947: Two newborn babies are swapped in a hospital and are doomed to live each other's life in a country going through big changes.

2 hours, 13 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Mar 2019 23:35

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  • Sri Lanka Police Band, Police Park Colombo 5

    La Golondrina

  • Midnight Children's Marching Band


  • Rakhi Kumari

    Kase Kahun May Daradiya Ho Rama Piya Pardesh Gaye

  • Samrat Chakrabarti

    Good Night Ladies

  • Samrat Chakrabarti

    Wee Frolic Winkie

  • Samrat Chakrabarti

    Kashmiri Song

  • Seema Biswas

    Anything You Want To Be

  • Samrat Chakrabarti

    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window

  • The Choir at St Thomas' College Mount Lavinia

    For the Beauty Of the Earth

  • Samidha Joglekar


  • Connie Francis

    Who's Sorry Now

  • Manna Dey

    Aao Twist Karein

  • Sukhmani

    Mujh Se Pehli Si Mohabbat

  • Nicki Wells


  • Sri Lanka Police Band, Police Park Colombo 5

    Bindiya Chamke Gi

  • Jagjit Singh

    Unkhey Dekhe Se

  • S.D. Burman

    Jaane Who Kaise Log The

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Role Contributor
Director Deepa Metha
Narrator Salman Rushdie
Saleem Sinai Satya Bhaba
Parvati Shriya Saran
Shiva Siddharth Suryanarayanan
William Methwold Charles Dance
Amina Shahana Goswami
Ahmed Sinai Ronit Roy
Zulfikar Rahul Bose
Writer Salman Rushdie


  • Sat 26 Sep 2015 20:15
  • Sat 26 Sep 2015 21:15
  • Sun 16 Oct 2016 23:10
  • Mon 17 Oct 2016 00:10
  • Mon 28 Aug 2017 22:30
  • Mon 28 Aug 2017 23:00
  • Fri 8 Mar 2019 23:05
  • Fri 8 Mar 2019 23:35