Slumdog Millionaire

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Visually dazzling and emotionally resonant, Slumdog Millionaire is a film that's both entertaining and powerful.



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Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20-million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Intrigued by Jamal's story, the jaded police inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the inspector and 60 million viewers are about to find out.

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Dev Patel
as Jamal Malik
Madhur Mittal
as Salim Malik
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
as Jamal (youngest)
Irrfan Khan
as Police Inspector
Rubina Ali
as Latika (youngest)
Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar
as Latika (middle)
Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala
as Salim (middle)
Saurabh Shukla
as Sergeant Srinivas
Tanay Chheda
as Jamal (middle)
Raj Zutshi
as Director
Himanshu Tyagi
as Mr. Nanda
Imran Hasny
as Javed's House Doorkeeper
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  • Feb 10, 2018
    This remains one of the best epic dramas, beautiful movie. From the young actors to the adult ones it is a great cast, well acted and portrayed story. The cinematography and costume selection at times are stunning, the movie really takes you on a journey.
    Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2017
    Stylistically sharp and emotionally captivating, Slumdog Millionaire is a film that perfectly combines both feel-good and somber tones.
    Sean T Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2017
    Slumdog Millionaire is simultaneously joyful and grittily realistic in the depiction of the slums in Mambai. Danny Boyle directs with a steady and respectful hand, and while inevitably the film is highly implausible, the film still manages to be heartwarming and crowd-pleasing. Rating: 82
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2017
    WOW! that's gotta be the most fucked up love story i've ever seen. the way the story is told, through the questions, keeps you invested. it's filmed REALLY well, intoxicatingly so and never feels anything other than an unexaggerated depiction of poverty in india.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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