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If the thought of magical realism on the big screen brings the idea of Ken Loach's Harry Potter bounding to mind, Midnight's Children should change all that. It's an adaptation that shoehorns plenty of the Booker Prize-winning novel's fantasy into a tumultuous stretch of Indian history. Fans of the book have director Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie, the screenwriter who brought his own book to life, to thank for this faithful adaptation. Empire chatted to the director about the cobras-and-ladders process of bringing it to the screen.


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