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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.
Why Is Slumdog Millionaire Rated R?
Slumdog Millionaire is rated R or some violence, disturbing images and language.
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This look at the fictitious life of a young man who appears on India’s version of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? deals with many mature situations and themes. Children are depicted living in a garbage dump before being abducted by adults claiming to operate an orphanage. Other scenes show children being physically abused, including having their eyes seared with heat and acid, and being beaten and verbally demeaned. Girls are groomed for sexual services, which are verbally discussed by adults and children throughout the film. Adults are also shown in violent situations involving knives, guns and hand-to-hand combat. Muslims (adults and children) are subjected to religious persecution—their homes are set on fire, some are beaten and people are seen with clothing in flames. A scene shows a young adult being tortured by electricity and near drowning (these tactics are administered by a police authority). Language includes two sexual expletives, about a dozen scatological slang words, some mild profanities and names of deity, along with some crude sexual anatomical terms. Alcohol and tobacco use is depicted, including by children and teens.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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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
-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).