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English / Hindi / Urdu
In 1947, British rule over India finally ceased following years of struggle, protest and peaceful demonstration. Saleem Sinai is born in Bombay, precisely as the clock strikes twelve, signalling the handover of power. As he grows up, he discovers his gift of telepathy – he can use his mind to communicate with people without speaking. Saleem assembles every Indian child born in the same hour as him, each of whom has other special abilities. They wish to use their powers for good but they are regarded as a threat by the nation’s political leaders. Adapted from Salman Rushdie’s multi-award-winning 1980 novel.
Oscar-winning biopic of the Indian civil rights leader starring Ben Kingsley in the title role.
7+ years 183 mins
Romance set against the backdrop of India's independence struggle, in which a couple fall in love amid political chaos in a Himalayan village.
11+ years 152 mins
A superbly-made and thought-provoking look at the fates of several different families on the eve of Indian independence in 1947.
14+ years 110 mins
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