Slumdog Millionaire released in India as Slumdog Crorepati

January 23rd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Slumdog Millionaire posterSlumdog Millionaire, the 2008 drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy, based upon the Boeke Prize winning novel Q and A by an Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup.

Slumdog Millionaire released in North American on 12 November 2008 to critical acclaim and awards success, and later had a nationwide release in the United States on 26 December 2008 and in the United Kingdom on 9 January 2009. The movie premiered in Mumbai on 22 January 2009.

Slumdog Millionaire won five of the six awards it was nominated for at the Critics Choice Awards and all four of the awards was nominated for at the Golden Globes. It has also been nominated for eleven BAFTA Awards and ten Academy Awards. A 2008 Critics Choice Awards winner for Best Composer, A.R. Rahman became the first Indian national to win a Golden Globe, winning for Slumdog Millionaire in the category of Best Original Score.

Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young man (Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan) from the slums of Mumbai who appears on a game show and exceeds people’s expectations, arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials. Just one correct question away from the grand prize.

Is the eighteen year old cheating? Or is it just his luck which he could give all his answers right?

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