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This is based on Salman Rushdie's great novel Midnight's Children (1981) with a screenplay also co-written by Rushdie. Midnight's children were all born at midnight at the moment of India's independence from Britain, including Saleem, the main character. He encounters another one named Parvati "the witch," dancing on a float in a parade in Dhaka celebrating the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan. She is a magician and dancer with a band of entertainers. In the background, a man holds a python around his neck. Later she walks through the alley of a New Delhi slum where we see a man holding a Burmese Python. And in a small room in the slum, an old man named Picture Singh sits, surrounded by several cobras, which makes Saleem very nervous.