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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire
  • 2008
  • UK/US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Written by: Simon Beaufoy
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanay Chheda, Irrfan Khan, Rubina Ali, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala
  • Language: English, Hindi
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Adapted from Vikas Swarup's novel Q&A by Simon Beaufoy, Boyle's film chronicles a Mumbai street urchin (Skins' Dev Patel) who makes it to the final round of India's version of Who Wants to be A Millionaire?. Alternatively hilarious and heart wrenching, grimly realistic and dream-like, romantic and resolutely non-sentimental, watching Slumdog Millionaire feels like watching six films at once.

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Profile - Dev Patel

22 Jan 2009

Name Dev Patel Born London. April 1990 Background Raised in Harrow, Dev turned to drama when his exuberance got him into trouble at school. He was a natural, performing in a school production of Twelth Night. Indeed, drama was the only subject…

Slumdog Millionaire

8 Jan 20094 stars

ROMANCE/DRAMA Adapted by Simon Beaufoy from Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A this winning story of a Mumbai street urchin (Skins’ Dev Patel) who makes it to the final round of India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? might well be the film that…

Preview 2009 - Danny Boyle

8 Jan 2009

It’s not uncommon for the films that turn out to be the best of any given year to have been released at the beginning of that year. Think of Lust, Caution, No Country for Old Men, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Juno and There Will be Blood – all…

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