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Slumdog Millionaire

Jamal Malik (Dev Patal) grew up in Mumbai -- far away from the tourist tracks. Yet at the age of 18, the impoverished youth manages to get get on India's version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? --and even wins the big money! Convinced the uneducated orphan must have cheated, the game show's host and producer (Anil Kapoor) brings in a police inspector (Irrfan Khan) to interrogate the young man. The ensuing investigation reveals a wealth of personal history and an insightful look at the life of a slumdog. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 120
Theater Release: 23 Jan 2009
Video Release: 31 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Slumdog Millionaire

Release Date: 31 March 2009

Winner of the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards in 2009, Slumdog Millionaire is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray. Both formats are presented in widescreen and offer the following bonus extras:

-Slumdog Dreams: Danny Boyle & The Making of Slumdog Millionaire

-From Script To Screen: Toilet Scene

-Indian Short Film - Manjha

-Bombay Liquid Dance Music Video

-Commentary by Director Danny Boyle and Actor Dev Patel

-Commentary by Producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy

-Slumdog Cutdown

-12 Deleted Scenes

The Blu-ray package also includes a digital copy of the movie. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English/Hindi). The DVD version is recorded in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English/ Hindi).

 

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