Slumdog Millionaire

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Overview

British director Danny Boyle takes another intriguing career turn with this heartfelt underdog tale. Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is a street kid (or "slumdog") who has landed an appearance on India's version of the hit TV game show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? Jamal exceeds expectations on the show, and the producers alert the police after they become suspicious of his methods. The young contestant is subsequently arrested and is interrogated at the hands of a nameless police inspector (played by Bollywood star Irfan Khan). As the interrogation proceeds, Boyle tells Jamal's story through harrowing flashbacks that both show the terrible poverty of Mumbai and help explain how he knew the answers to the MILLIONAIRE questions.

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is a tightly woven story that has been expertly edited into shape. The contrast between Jamal's upbringing and his chance of escaping it on the show are adeptly juxtaposed. Mumbai is portrayed as a place of terrifying poverty and unforgettable brutality, and Jamal and his brother get into a never-ending succession of challenging situations. But the way Boyle ties together Jamal's life experiences with his answers on the show is quite brilliant, and the film really does run the full gamut of emotions as we see him growing up, falling in love, coming close to death, and teetering on the brink of escaping from his terrible predicament. The film belongs to Boyle's cast, who are mostly unknown outside of India. Patel, in particular, gives a startlingly mature performance that audiences are likely to remember long after the credits role on this affecting feature.
Theatrical Release Date 2008
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Picture, Winner, 2009
  • Academy Awards, Best Sound Mixing, Winner, 2009
  • Academy Awards, Best Director, Winner, 2009
  • Academy Awards, Best Cinematography, Winner, 2009
  • Academy Awards, Best Film Editing, Winner, 2009
  • Academy Awards, Best Score, Winner, 2009
  • Academy Awards, Best Song, Winner, 2009
  • Academy Awards, Best Adapted Screenplay, Winner, 2009

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox
  • Area
    United Kingdom
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
  • Release Date
    08/03/12
  • Theatrical Release
    2008
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Film Comment 11-01-2008 "Boyle sets pulses quickening not through social critique but with bright colors, nifty camerawork, lots of running, and lots of music."
Rolling Stone 01-08-2008 Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "Movie love fills every frame of this rowdy beauty from director Danny Boyle."
Total Film 01-01-2009 4 stars out of 5 -- "Braiding Boyle's thrilling depiction of a teeming, steaming India and writer Simon Beaufoy's deft mixture of comedy, romance, drama and suspense, SLUMDOG is a near-total delight."
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