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Slumdog Millionaire
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Danny Boyle


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.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 120 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2008

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

NTSC

Keep Case

Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35

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Director

Danny Boyle

Producer

Christian Colson

Screenwriter

Simon Beaufoy

Star(s)

Irrfan Khan

Star(s)

Dev Patel

Star(s)

Anil Kapoor

Star(s)

Freida Pinto

Star(s)

Madhur Mittal

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Press

5 stars out of 5 -- "The kinetic, visually arresting drama, touching, sometimes funny and often horrifying, marks a new high in Boyle's career as he explores India's political, economic and social framework through the prism of a coming-of-age story."

- Pam Grady, Box Office

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The whoosh of action and romance pulls you in, but it's the bruised characters who hold you there....The no-bull honesty of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE hits you hard. It's the real deal..."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

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