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Slumdog Millionaire

Dev Patel  Actor Freida Pinto  Actor Madhur Mittal  Actor Anil Kapoor  Actor Irfan Khan  Actor

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Contains:Violence,Adult Situations,Children in Peril,Mild Language

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Slumdog Millionaire

Theatrical Release Date: 2008 11 12 (USA - Limited) / 2008 11 28 (USA - Limited) / 2008 (USA - Limited) / 2009 11 28 (USA - Limited) / 2009 (USA - Limited)

UPC: 024543574514

Studio: Fox Home Entertainment

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Violence, Adult Situations, Children in Peril, Mild Language]

Summary: Accused of cheating and desperate to prove his innocence, an eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai reflects back on his tumultuous life while competing to win 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in Danny Boyle's inspirational drama. Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) may not have a penny to his name, but that could all change in a matter of hours. He's one question away from taking the top prize on India's most popular television game show, but as with everything else in Jamal's life, it isn't going to be easy. Arrested by police under suspicion of cheating, Jamal is interrogated by the authorities. The police simply can't believe that a common "slumdog" could possibly possess the knowledge to get this far in the game, and in order to convince them of how he gained such knowledge, Jamal begins reflecting back on his childhood. As young boys, Jamal and his older brother, Salim, lived in squalor, and lost their mother in a mob attack on Muslims. Subsequently forced to rely on their own wits to survive, the desperate siblings fell back on petty crime, eventually befriending adorable yet feisty young Latika as they sought out food and shelter on the unforgiving streets of Mumbai. Though life on the streets was never easy, Jamal's experiences ultimately instilled in him the knowledge he needed to answer the tough questions posed to him on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. And though Jamal makes a convincing case for himself, one question still remains: why would a young man with no apparent desire for wealth or fame be so determined to win big on a national game show? Of course, it won't be long until everyone finds out the answer to this burning question, because as Jamal sits down to find out whether he will be rich beyond his wildest dreams, 60 million viewers remain transfixed to their televisions eager to see if he'll correctly answer the final question. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Drama

Awards: Best Picture – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Screenplay – Houston Film Critics Best Director – Houston Film Critics Best Young Actor/Actress – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Screenplay – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Composer – Broadcast Film Critics Association Film Presented – Hamptons International Film Festival Best Director – Florida Film Critics Film Presented – Toronto International Film Festival Best Editing – Phoenix Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay – Phoenix Film Critics Association Film Presented – London Film Festival Film Presented – AFI Fest Best Picture – National Board of Review Best Adapted Screenplay – National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance by an Actor – National Board of Review Best Director – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Breakthrough Performance – Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Best Director – Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Best Cinematography – New York Film Critics Circle Best Score – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay – Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Best Picture – Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Best Cinematography – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Editing – San Diego Film Critics Association Best Cinematography – San Diego Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay – San Diego Film Critics Association Best Director – San Diego Film Critics Association Best Picture – Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Cinematography – New York Film Critics Online Best Director – New York Film Critics Online Cultural Crossover Award – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Song – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Song – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Director – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Newcomer – Detroit Film Critics Society Best British Actor – London Film Critics Association Best Score – San Diego Film Critics Association Best Picture – San Diego Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay – Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Director – Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Director – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Art Direction – Boston Society of Film Critics Best Picture – Boston Society of Film Critics Best Score – New York Film Critics Online Best Screenplay – New York Film Critics Online Best Director – New York Film Critics Online Best Picture – New York Film Critics Online Unforgettable Moment Award – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Song – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor – Screen Actors Guild Best Picture – Austin Film Critics Best Director – Detroit Film Critics Society Best Picture – Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Director – London Film Critics Association Best Original Score – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Screenplay – Florida Film Critics Best Performance By a Youth - Male – Phoenix Film Critics Association Breakthrough Performance – Phoenix Film Critics Association Best Director – Phoenix Film Critics Association Best Picture – Phoenix Film Critics Association Young British Performer of the Year – London Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Cinematography – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Picture – Kansas City Film Critics Association Best Cinematography – National Society of Film Critics Best Adapted Screenplay – Kansas City Film Critics Association Best Cinematographer – American Society of Cinematographers Best Adapted Screenplay – Writers Guild of America Best Screenplay – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture – Iowa Film Critics Association Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film – Art Directors Guild Best Edited Feature - Drama – American Cinema Editors Guild Best Director – Iowa Film Critics Association Best Sound – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film – Costume Guild Awards Best Sound – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing – Online Film Critics Association Best Director – Vancouver Film Critics Best Picture – Vancouver Film Critics Best Original Song – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Performance by a Cast – Screen Actors Guild Best Picture – Producers Guild of America Best Director – Directors Guild of America Best British Film – London Film Critics Association Best British Director – London Film Critics Association Screenwriter of the Year – London Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Presented – Rotterdam International Film Festival Best Picture – Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Director – Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Features: Disc One - Over 2 Hours of Special Features

Making Of Slumdog Millionaire Featurette with Golden Globe Winning Director Danny Boyle

12 Deleted Scenes of the "Toilet Scene"
Exclusive Short Film - Manjha
"Bombay Liquid Dance" Music Video

Audio Commentary with Director Danny Boyle and Actor Dev Patel

Disc Two:
Digital Copy of Slumdog Millionaire for Portable Media Players

Slumdog Millionaire

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 03/31/2009

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cinemascope

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DHMA, DD2 Dolby Digital Stereo

Runtime: 120 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: French,Spanish

Jason Buchanan

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire is what type of film? A) an inspirational underdog story, B) a harrowing look at the life of a Mumbai street child, C) an epic romance punctuated by tragedy and victory, or D) an affecting crime drama centered upon bitter sibling rivalry.

Give up? Slumdog Millionaire is all of those things and more. It's the reason we go to the movies in the first place, and by the time it reaches its climax, you're likely to be yelling at the screen the same way that television viewers around the world did back when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was at the peak of its popularity. Whether you go to the movies to be thrilled, terrified, elated, inspired, or simply entertained, Slumdog Millionaire does not disappoint. At this point in his career, Boyle has worked in a variety of genres, and here they all come together to create the perfect cinematic storm, an irresistible burst of big-screen optimism that will have the critics swooning and the cynics smiling. Of course, there are times when the waters can get pretty rough for India's most beloved dark-horse game-show contestant, but what are the best moments in life without the worst ones to make them all the more meaningful?

The first time we see Jamal, he's being tortured by the police. He's just come off the set of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and the authorities are convinced that he's just cheated his way to the million-dollar question. But Jamal is no cheat, and as he recalls the life experiences that taught him the answers to the questions he was asked on the popular game show, we come to learn why street smarts are as essential to surviving in the slums of Mumbai as ruthless business savvy is to rising through the criminal ranks. Jamal and his older brother, Salim, were just young boys when their single mother was killed by rioters right before their eyes, and after being orphaned they lived in a garbage dump just to survive. In those dark days, the only thing that kept Jamal going was his love for the beautiful Latika. She, too, was an orphan, and upon joining the two brothers, she was forever bound by fate to both of them. Later, when Jamal and Salim were driven apart by lust and greed, Jamal and Latika were forced to go their separate ways. Now, years later, Jamal is determined to get his lady back, and reasoning that the best way to find her is to become a contestant on the nation's most popular game show, the lovelorn "chai boy" lands an appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? But Jamal never thought that he would even get close to winning the top prize, and when he does, the authorities want to know how a kid born in the ghetto could possibly know the answers to such difficult questions.

Thus begins a truly remarkable tale of hope, love, and profound adversity. As the detective reviews a videotape of Jamal's appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, the irrepressible "slumdog" tells the story of how he came to know the answer to each question in vivid detail. Each answer is a journey unto itself -- sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes humorous -- and the further we travel, the more we become invested in the characters. Through it all, we come to understand just what a decent person Jamal truly is, and why his romance with Latika seemed doomed from the moment they first met. This effect is owed largely to actor Dev Patel, who portrays the older Jamal with such terminal honesty that he gives us a constant place to project our optimism. We relate to him, and after experiencing his hardships, we want desperately to see him win the money and walk away with the girl. His innocence is infectious, and even as different actors take over the role throughout Jamal's journey to adulthood, that purity remains a compelling constant. It's a testament to the casting that we always know Jamal, Salim, and Latika the moment they appear onscreen, and in a movie as nonlinear as Slumdog Millionaire, it's essential that the viewer doesn't get distracted from the story by the struggle to pick out the main players. Fortunately, that never happens, leaving us free to lose ourselves in Simon Beaufoy's smartly structured screenplay, Anthony Dod Mantle's hyper-saturated, glowingly gritty photography, and Chris Dickens' crackerjack editing -- all of which are marvelously held together by veteran Bollywood composer A.R. Rahman's buoyant score, an invigorating fusion of Eastern and Western musical sensibilities. A great movie is something more than the sum total of all its parts, and here, the elements all come together to form a feature that speaks a universal form of optimism that isn't likely to get lost in translation, no matter where it screens, or who is watching. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Danny Boyle  Director 
A.R. Rahman  Composer (Music Score) 
Tessa Ross  Executive Producer 
Simon Beaufoy  Screenwriter 
Paul Smith  Executive Producer 
Christian Colson  Producer 
Dev Patel  Actor 
Freida Pinto  Actor 
Madhur Mittal  Actor 
Anil Kapoor  Actor 
Irfan Khan  Actor 
Tanay Chheda  Actor 
Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar  Actor 
Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala  Actor 
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar  Actor 
Rubina Ali  Actor 
Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail  Actor 
Saurabh Shukla  Actor 
Raj Zutshi  Actor 
Mahesh Manjrekar  Actor 
Himanshu Tyagi  Actor 

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