A pair of children born within moments of India gaining independence from England grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.
Adapted by Salman Rushdie from his novel.
[Filming shut down for four days in March, as the Iranian Embassy objected to author Salman Rushdie's participation. Filming resumed after director Deepa Mehta met with Sri Lanka President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. He, in turn, then spoke with the Iranian Embassy.]