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3.8 of 5 from 980 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' Arrested on suspicion of cheating, he tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he loved and lost.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, , Jira Banjara, Sheikh Wali, , , Himanshu Tyagi, , Virendra Chatterjee, Feroze Khan, , Virender Kumar, Devesh Rawal
Directors:
,
Writers:
Simon Beaufoy, Vikas Swarup
Others:
AR Rahman, Simon Beaufoy, Anthony Dod Mantle, Chris Dickens, Gulzar, Glenn Freemantle, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Mark Digby, Michelle Day, Resul Pookutty, Tom Sayers, "Jai Ho" song; Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Gulzar, "O Saya" song; Music and Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam, Maya Arulpragasam, A R. Rahman, Sean Penn
Studio:
Pathe
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2009 BAFTA Best Adapted Screen Play

2009 BAFTA Best Music

2009 BAFTA Best Cinematography

2009 BAFTA Best Direction

2009 BAFTA Best Editing

2009 BAFTA Best Sound

2009 BAFTA Best Film

2009 Oscar Best Picture

2009 Oscar Best Cinematography

2009 Oscar Best Director

2009 Oscar Best Editing

2009 Oscar Best Sound Mixing

2009 Oscar Best Music Original Score

2009 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

2009 Oscar Best Music Original Song

BBFC:
Release Date:
01/06/2009
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English, Hindi
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Jaiho: Slumdog Cutdown
  • Commentary by Christian Colson and Simon Beaufoy
  • Slumdog Dreams: The making of
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary by Danny Boyle and Dev Patel
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/06/2009
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Jaiho: Slumdog Cutdown
  • Commentary by Christian Colson and Simon Beaufoy
  • Slumdog Dreams: The making of
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary by Danny Boyle and Dev Patel
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Bombay Liquid Dance
  • Short Film: Manjha

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Reviews (4) of Slumdog Millionaire

Didn't live up to expectations - Slumdog Millionaire review by Pete W

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20/05/2010

I'm afraid this didn't work for me. It took a very superficial approach to some serious issues such as child mutilation and exploitation. I couldn't see any comedic element to the film or any feel-good factor. In fact, I found the whole piece rather depressing.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Amazing - Slumdog Millionaire review by RR

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23/08/2009

An Absolutely beautiful and heart warming film. The band wagon, the hype everything is well deserved of this beautiful film, The acting the story the music is all perfect. definatly deserved of all the oscar glory.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Sentimental hokum - Slumdog Millionaire review by Alphaville

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17/03/2016

An inexplicable multi-Oscar winner in 2009, this is one of the few films that blatantly gives away its climax even before you set foot in the cinema. Structured around the famous TV quiz show, the plot is constantly interrupted by lengthy flashbacks of the contestant's upbringing in the slums of Mumbai, as depicted by the usual rent-a-cute street urchins. Any tension is provided not by the narrative but by the audience-manipulating TV quiz itself, and we know how that’s going to end. Boyle directs with his customary verve, hence its two star rating, but a more realistic depiction of Indian life will be found in the tedious but more informative films of Satyajit Ray.

Matters are not helped by a lacklustre central performance. The only interesting characters are the morally ambiguous quizmaster and the detecting investigating cheating. It all ends in the expected rousing climax that you’d have to have a heart of stone not to vomit at. Oscars? All boxes are ticked. The Academy comes over all warm at the prospect of cloying sentimentality and political correctness, and it just loves a happy-clappy ending. Whoo! Whoo!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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