Oscar nominated Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta is probably best known worldwide as the director of the seminal Elements Trilogy, the final of which, “Water,” earned her a nomination for Best Foreign Film in 2005. It’s been more than a few years since we last saw a film from Mehta, with her most recent being 2008’s “Heaven on Earth,” but now she’s back in a big way with “Midnight’s Children,” which will be released in select theaters starting April 26th, and in LA on May 3rd by Paladin and 108 Media.
The film is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel of the same name following the lives of two newborns switched at birth in a Bombay hospital as India declares its independence from Great Britain. Not only did Rushdie adapt the film from his novel along with Mehta, he also lends his voice as the film’s narrator, which you can hear in the trailer, scoring some sweeping, epically scaled scenes. Check it out below.