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Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2009.
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround.
Includes English (with some Hindi dialogue) and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Note: Some copies may not include special features.
Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shakla, Raj Zutshi, Jeneva Talwar, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan.
Director, Danny Boyle ; co-director, Loveleen Tandan ; screenplay, Simon Beaufoy ; producer, Christian Colson ; director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; editor, Chris Dickens ; music, A.R. Rahman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the novel: "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup.
Academy Awards, 2009: Best picture, best director, best cinematography, best editing, best original score, best original song, best sound, best screenplay.
MPAA rating: R; for some violence, disturbing images and language.
Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love.
Special features: making of the film ; 12 deleted scenes ; audio commentary.
2257443 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
2257441 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment