Ordinary Magic is a 1993 Canadian film about a boy who is raised in India by his father. India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. The story is based on the novel Ganesh by Malcolm Bosse with Canada substituting in the film for the book's Midwestern USA location. This marks the debut of Ryan Reynolds. The story is based on the novel Ganesh by Malcolm Bosse [1] with Canada substituting in the film for the book's Midwestern USA location. Ordinary Magic is a 1993 Canadian film about a boy who is raised in India by his father.