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Slumdog Millionaire

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love.
Title: Slumdog millionaire
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2009.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Commentary by director Danny Boyle and actor Dev Patel; commentary by producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy; 12 deleted scenes; "Slumdog dreams: Danny Boyle & the making of Slumdog millionaire" featurette; "Slumdog cutdown" featurette.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the novel: "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup.
CPL DVD# 5833723
Contents: (SOME COPIES MAY NOT HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES) Special features: Widescreen presentation
Deleted scenes
"Slumdog dreams: Danny Boyle and the making of Slumdog Millionaire"
Slumdog countdown
Language: English 5.1 Dolby surround ; Hindi 5.1 Dolby surround ; French Dolby surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Summary: Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love.
Audience: MPAA rating R for some violence, disturbing images and language special features are not rated.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 2008: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.
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Statement of Responsibility: a Fox Searchlight Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Celador Films, Film4 presentation ; directed by Danny Boyle ; co-director (India), Loveleen Tandan ; screenplay by Simon Beaufoy ; produced by Christian Colson
Credits: Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; production designer, Mark Digby ; editor, Chris Dickens ; music, A.R. Rahman ; costume designer, Suttirat Anne Larlarb ; sound designer, Glenn Freemantle.
Performers: Dev Patel, Tanay Hemant Chheda, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Freida Pinto, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Rubina Ali, Madhur Mittal, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan.
System Details: DVD; presented in widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround; dual layer; region 1, NTSC.
Other Language: In English and Hindi with English subtitles (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby surround); with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned for main feature only.
Subject Headings: Brothers India Bombay Drama. Police India Bombay Drama. Suspicion India Bombay Drama. Television quiz shows India Bombay Drama. Orphans India Bombay Drama. Wer wird Millionear? swd Swarup, Vikas Film adaptations.
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs-2009.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2009.
Feature films-Great Britain.
Feature films-2009.
Fiction films-2009.
Topical Term: Brothers
Police
Suspicion
Television quiz shows
Orphans
Publisher No: 2257441
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Jul 21, 2014
  • Ashan22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Slumdog Millionaire is a romantic drama thriller that had me enjoyed, thanks to A.R. Rahman's score, this movie had felt like any bollywood movie that I see on TV, except that they are speaking tamil all the way, which represents my culture. It tells how Jamal Malik recounts his events that feel like they were based on a true story, but much like what we see in India today. Slumdog Millionaire is a film that is so upbeat and colourful, by the time you're relaying its infectious air of optimism to friends, you could forget that it features orphans, slaughter, organised crime, poverty, enslavement and police brutality, which is similiar to what we see today (child labor, child abuse, homelessness, etc.). The film has a close resemblance to Q & A by Vikas Swarup, with the plot and setting being the same, except that most of the characters are different between the film and the book, but with the same traits. Because of Sulmdog Millionaire's success, this was one of Danny Boyle's best film to date, winning 8 Academy Awards, including best picture. To be honest, this is my favourite hindu oscar film due to its culture and life that we see in India, and especally, everywhere, because homelessness, crime, poverty, and brutality are the main points in the film and the book itself. Therefore, I recommend this film if your indian or not, to enjoy this entertaining of 2008, as of 2014, unless you watched in actual India many times and wondering like the phrase "Jai Ho!"

Jun 14, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very odd but terrific movie. Odd but sweet love story, too.

Jun 12, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Even though he’s one of those “hip”, “flashy” directors, Danny Boyle guy is really quite talented. Like a modern fairy tale without being overly sentimental, I really quite enjoyed this one (despite the overbearing soundtrack).

I had not watched this movie before and I was blown away by it. The way the story is told with flashbacks is done really well. The relationship between the two brothers and their friend, Latika is heartbreaking. The poverty and cruelty will stay with me for a long time.

Jan 10, 2014
  • Babalouis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Although the Giraffe floating through the story was funny, Stephanie should be able to at least capture one of her clients... the bumbling is a bit much to take at times. Not her best, but not her worst.

Aug 19, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Here is one word to describe Danny Boyle's film, overpraised.

Jun 13, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sad and twisted story.

May 24, 2013
  • Jyo rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is the movie led me to be away from Oscars. Computer-generated no-melody music/songs, insulting Indian slum (there are worst in NY, Chicago and Baltimore downtowns, and more in London). When western countries US and UK can not escape from slum communities what a developing country like India to show big. So pathetic and some are not real. Time waste movie. Unbelievable it was an oscar awarded.

Mar 12, 2013
  • tradlibn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this movie, set in Mumbai, India. Brothers Jamal and Salim are orphaned as young boys. They live by their wits in the slums. One day they are picked up and taken to an orphanage with the motive of using the children for begging. The brothers eventually escape. As they grow older, Salim gets involved in a gang, and Jamal pines after a young girl friend that they left behind at the orphanage. Later Jamal gets a spot on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and is tortured by police who think he is cheating. It turns out that random events in his life have led him to answer the various questions. This was a good movie to watch after reading the book "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" for insight into the difficulties of life for India's poor.

Feb 27, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Danny Boyle hits one out of the park !

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