Slumdog Millionaire [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9172183
  • Release Date: 03/31/2009
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (90 out of 94)

Special Features


  • Making of Slumdog Millionaire featurette with Golden Globe-winning director Danny Boyle
  • 12 deleted scenes
  • Audio commentary with director Danny Boyle and actor Dev Patel
  • And More!
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Slumdog Millionaire
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

Cast & Crew


  • Dev Patel
    Dev Patel - Jamal Malik (older)
  • Freida Pinto
    Freida Pinto - Latika (older)
  • Madhur Mittal
    Madhur Mittal - Salim Malik (older)
  • Anil Kapoor
    Anil Kapoor - Prem Kumar
  • Irfan Khan
    Irfan Khan - Police Inspector



Overall customer rating

4.5
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This movie has it all!

    Posted
    variable303

    Often times, when movies are hyped this much, they end up falling short of my expectations. This was not the case with Slumdog Millionaire. The premise is straight forward. Jamal Malik, a poor boy from the slums of Mumbia (formerly Bombay) goes on the show, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", not to win money, but because he hopes to reunite with his long lost childhood love. With each correct answer, the nation becomes enthralled and rallies behind him, while the show's creator is shocked at how an uneducated 'slumdog' can possibly know all the answers. However, Jamal is not a genius. While those who are educated might draw answers from knowledge accumulated through books, Jamal must rely on his own life experiences. In essence, the hardship Jamal experiences in his youth gives him knowledge and insight that can't simply be learned by reading. Overall, this movie is takes the basic elements of the human experience; love, friendship, betrayal, loyalty, profound happiness, and extreme sadness, and combines them in a way that is so creative, yet simple and accessible to everyone. Moreover, the photography is gorgeous, and captures humanity of the city and its inhabitants. Throughout the movie, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll cheer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some parts are disturbing, some are good

    Posted
    RebootTheComputer

    I bought it because I haven't seen it & it's on sale. The starts of the movie is good, however certain parts were very disturbing. It totally changed my perception about the country India. I am kinda worried to visit India after seeing this movie. But maybe it's just a story to made it shine & Oscar winning performance. Overall, I would recommend this movie to those who will not watch this movies with their kids. Some parts were very disturbing, especially when they get tortured. Kids should not watch this movie because they may behave towards the violence. The slum kids were the best actors in this movie. I wonder why there was no awards for child actor in Academy Awards. Overall, good movie. But beware that you might be uncomfortable in certain scenes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Danny Boyle finally is finally being noticed.

    Posted
    LonestarX

    After filming underrated films like 28 Days Later and Sunshine Danny Boyle finally gets the praise he's always deserved as a director. When I watched "Slumdog Millionaire" my heart was filled with so many happy emotions that I couldn't stop smiling when I thought about the film. I give you my guarantee that "Slumdog" is the best movie of 08 and that if your having a bad day this film will cheer you up. Films silmiliar to this: -Millions -Tekkon Kinkreet -Bend It Like Beckham

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too much hype

    Posted
    Madhu

    Story: Based on a novel and it was different - good. Music: A.R. Rahman is my favorite too and has done far better in other movies than this one. Flaw that makes the movie unrealistic: Characters speaking english and especially kids from slum talking english with style is funny and does not go well with the movie. The movie has been hyped all proportions - there are far better movies in India that have not got the recognition they deserve because they were all directed by Indian directors. Good to watch one-time though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    Gimpy1340

    So many movies now are not realitstic you could never see them happaning. There is so uch se x in movies it is unreall. I get the feeling that people feel that if there is no se x in amovie it is not good and this movie showes us that that us not true. This movie is sdo real you can see all of this happining with no problem. There is no se x or nudity in this movie what so ever and it is still the best movie that I have seen in years. The ending is the beast and I love this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bollywood at it's best

    Posted
    Freemason
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    reminds me of early Shah Ruk Khan movies without the comedy that comes with his type of acting though he often stars in this serious type movie of homeless despair and tragedy but somehow still finds a way in his heart to find true love and goodness in an otherwise ugly world in which he lives, where people can still find happiness in the good and kindness of each other and that of being FAMILY. Slumdog Millionaire is such a movie and should be seen by all. God Bless+

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Film of the Year

    Posted
    him8tnc

    When I first heard about this movie, I thought "eh, just another flop". But I was so wrong. If you haven't seen this movie, you are missing out! This is "The Best" movie I've watched in a long time. The children in this film "awesome" they give some of the pro's a run for their money...Best scene: When the little boy was trying to see his favorite film star & his brother locked him in an outhouse! Hilarious! I'm so glad I saw this film. It won't disapppoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of Danny Boyle's Best, is Beautiful on Blu

    Posted
    Travman
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    In my opinion, Danny Boyle's best Film. It's Academy Award for Best Picture can back that up. This is a great film, with an incredible journey, and wonderful characters. The movie will pull your emotions in every direction. Do yourself a favor, and see Slumdog Millionaire! Video 4.5/5, Audio 5/5, Special Features 3.5/5

    I would recommend this to a friend



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