Slumdog Millionaire details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dev Patel, Madhur Mittal, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan|
|Collections:||100 Most Wanted, Best of the Decade, Best Picture Oscar Winners, LUTA Presents... Fist Pumping Films, Oscar Winners, Top 100 Best of British, Top 2009, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||01 Jun 2009|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Oscar winning drama, about an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is just one question away from winning the jack-pot on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? He is arrested on suspicion of cheating and tells the story of his life to prove his innocence.
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Exaggeration of Ground ZeroBy a customer from London , 07 Jan 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]I watched Slumdog Millionaire yesterday at a special screening. Though this movie is technically well made, I feel that India is portrayed in very poor light. People in western countries somehow still seem to think that India is a third world country which has nothing to offer other than snake charmers, poor tribals and Taj Mahal. I have lived in Mumbai all my life and so here is my take:
1) In the riot scene there was no need to add the comment 'These are Muslims, lets get them'. Thugs and Law Breakers should not be categorised into any religion. Violence is a reality everywhere and we understand that, but why give a religious twist to it, just because Jamal and Salim are Muslims? That tragic scene could have been shown slightly differently.
2) I hated repeatedly seeing scenes of westerners getting conned. It is as if to say that all street children in India are thugs and when you come to India, you are sure to be taken for a ride. This is not true at all.
3) Why show a dirty kitchen with Salim filling up 'fake' mineral water from a tap? C'mon guys, this is that 'stereotype western cliche' about India and Danny Boyle has proved he is no different
4) Taking a poor boy's eyeball out? I'm not saying it doesnt happen...but I'm sure not in a scale shown in the movie. Again, as if to say there is no law enforcement or they always turn a blind eye.
5) Most Police stations in Mumbai have got a facelift in the last 5 years....atleast a coat of paint!
Which Quiz Show allows a participant and host to go to the bathroom at the same time, especially in the middle of a commercial break when an answer to a question is pending? Laughable!!!!
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WATCH IT!!!!!!!By a customer , 30 Oct 2013Loved it loved it loved it. Lots of emotions within the film. Unmissable in my view. Definitely lived up to all the hype it created and so worth it. Rent it NOW!!!!!
Real suspense towards the endBy Gray2 (221 reviews) , 08 Oct 2013This is the story of Jamal, an Indian from a very disadvantaged background who reaches the 20 million rupee question in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (which is the equivalent of the million pound question here) because he has picked up the necessary trivia knowledge in the course of his life. The film follows three parallel threads - the quiz itself ('present'), the interrogation Jamal receives from the police between the final two rounds ('future'), and the story of his life as he tells it to them ('past'). This is a clever concept, though hard to follow until you realize what's going on. But the three threads come together in time for the final question in the show, and then there's real suspense as we have no idea how this will pan out. There's a touch of romance too - as a childhood sweetheart re-emerges in his life; but can she help him answer the 20 million rupee question?
too slow to goBy mrsmsport (6 reviews) , 03 Jul 2013Too slow to get going, gave up after an hour. Anti-climax after all the hype! I will never get the time back, hence reason for writing this review!
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The best - One of the very best at least.By JiffTheSquezer (3 reviews) , 11 May 2013If you haven't herd of this film then your in a minority. Taken me ages to see it and I can't understand why it took me that long. Brilliant. A Must see..
A million dollarsBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 01 Apr 2013Simply a great film. A lot of originality, great yarn, captures India mayhem, something for everybody and a lot of fun with a hard edge.