Slumdog millionaire (2008)
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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.
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.
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2009.
In English and Hindi with English subtitles or dubbed French; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
1 DVD (121 min.) : sound, color
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Fox Searchlight Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Dev Patel, Tanay Hemant Chheda, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Freida Pinto, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Rubiana Ali, Madhur Mittal, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Saurabh Shukla, Raj Zutshi, Jeneva Talwar.
Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; editor, Chris Dickens ; music composed and produced by A.R. Rahman.
Based on the novel: "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup.
Aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
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.
Swarup, Vikas Film adaptations.
Orphans India Bombay Drama.
Television quiz shows India Bombay Drama.
Suspicion India Bombay Drama.
Police India Bombay Drama.
Brothers India Bombay Drama.
Motion pictures, British.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.