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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.
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