Slumdog Millionaire


2h 2008

Brief Synopsis

Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's 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, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicio

Film Details

Also Known As
Gettó Milliomos, Milionár z chatrce, Milyoner, Quem Quer Ser Bilionário?, Quem Quer Ser um Milionário?, Quién Quiere ser Millonario, Slumdog Crorepati, Slumdog Crorepati (Dubbed), Slumdog Millionaire (eng version), Slumdog Millionär, Vagabondul milionar, Quién quiere ser millonario?
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Anvil Post Production Inc; Arri Group; Cis Vancouver; Dhl Global Forwarding (Uk) Ltd.; Fatts; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Fujifilm; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; India Take One Productions; Olswang, Llp; Panalux; PathT International; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; SF Studios; Shipleys; Sound 24; The Moving Picture Company; Totally Entertainment; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Acme Film; Audiovisual Enterprises (Greece); Bazuca; Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Chantier Films; CinTart; Cj Entertainment; Distribution Company; Edko Films; Europa Filmes; Filmax International; Filmcompagniet; Filmladen Gmbh; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Fox Searchlight Pictures; Fs Film Oy; Gaga Communications (Parent); Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Gussi Films; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Lucky Red; Mediapro; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Myndform; PathT International; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; SF Studios; SF Studios; Sf Norge; Silverbird Cinemas; Ster-Kinekor; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tatra Film; Volgafilm, Inc.; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Mumbai, India

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's 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, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal's incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother Salim survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out.

Crew

Raj Acharya

Assistant Director

Hugo Adams

Foley Editor

Niv Adiri

Sound Effects Editor

Niv Adiri

Music Editor

Prakash Agarwal

Coordinator

Shalini Agarwal

Sound Department

Jamil Ahmed

Electrician

Rufee Ahmed

Stand-In

Javed Akhtar

Song

Raqueeb Alam

Song

Abid Ali

Electrician

Raashid Ali

Music

Abhishek Amane

Makeup Assistant

Parmeshwar Anna

Office Runner

Pradeep Arora

Coordinator

Ila Arun

Song Performer

Kunj Bihari Assatti

Office Runner

Raju Atkar

Transportation Captain

Supriya Bagga

Production Coordinator

Udayan Baijal

Assistant Editor

Ben Barker

Sound Effects Editor

Telfer Barnes

Assistant Camera

Maxima Basu

Assistant

Avani Batra

Assistant Director

Simon Beaufoy

Screenplay

Paresh Nath Behera

Production Accountant

Udita Bhargava

Assistant Camera

Aarti Bhatia

Production Coordinator

Manoj N Bhoyar

Assistant Art Director

Arjun Bhurji

Key Grip

Dharmender Bhurji

Key Grip

Inder Bhurji

Key Grip

Praveen Bhuwaad

Electrician

Homai Billimoria

Hair Assistant

Ganesh Singh Bist

Production

Avishek Bose

Property Master

Matthew Bristowe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sue Bruce-smith

Development Executive

Keith Bryant

Film Lab

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Amar Butala

Product Placement

Katherine Butler

Development Executive

Lee Bye

Executive

Paul Carr

Adr Mixer

Stephane Cattan

Visual Effects

Bidhan Bipul Chanda

Best Boy

Sanjay Chaturvedi

Sound Department

Alisha Chinoy

Song Performer

Stefan Ciupek

Camera Operator

James Clarke

Finance Manager

Tonia Cohen

Rights & Clearances

Christian Colson

Producer

James Cundill

On-Line Editor

Matt Curtis

Main Title Design

Xavier Peter D'souza

Makeup

Sachin Dabhade

Property Master

Khireswor Das

Production

Swapnali Das

Props

Michelle Day

Set Decorator

Mulchand Dedhia

Gaffer

Gagan Deep

Camera

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Mrinal Desai

Director Of Photography

Nitin Desai

Set Decorator

Shekhar Devadiga

Office Runner

Pramjeet Dhillion

Stunts

Chris Dickens

Editor

Mark Digby

Production Designer

Anthony Dod Mantle

Director Of Photography

Gillian Dodders

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Nick Drew

Production Manager

Pierre Du Plessis

Business Affairs

Monal Dutia

Post-Production

Navit Dutt

Location Manager

Amrit Pritam Dutta

Sound Department

Paddy Eason

Digital Effects Artist

Gaia Elkington

Assistant

David Emeny

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Etchells

On-Line Editor

Arwell Evans

Art Director

Jennifer Wynne Farmer

Production Manager

Longinus Fernandes

Choreographer

Danny Freemantle

Assistant Sound Editor

Glenn Freemantle

Sound Designer

Glenn Freemantle

Supervising Sound Editor

John A Frith

Visual Effects

Rohit Gaba

Set Production Assistant

Rishiraj Garg

Camera Trainee

Adam Gascoyne

Visual Effects Supervisor

Manish M Ghadge

Camera Trainee

Sushil Kumar Giri

Graphics Coordinator

Lucie Graves

Post-Production Supervisor

Paul Grindey

Business Affairs

Kaushik Guha

Location Manager

Celia Haining

Editor

Jeanette Haley

Production Consultant

Matthew Hangar

Software Engineer

Topper Headon

Song

Praveen Kumar Hendway

Graphics Coordinator

Lee Herrick

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Caroline Hewitt

Production Executive

Virginia Holmes

Makeup

Jakir Hossain

Wardrobe Dresser

Brendan Houghton

Storyboard Artist

Juliette Howell

Script Coordinator

Simon Hughes

Digital Effects Artist

Ghulam Hussain

Boom Operator

Sayyed Tafazzul Hussain

Office Runner

Francois Ivernel

Co-Executive Producer

Mahalaxmi Iyer

Song Performer

Vishal Jain

Assistant Camera

Deepak Jaitely

Accountant

Laura James

Assistant

Noel James

Music Coordinator

Mark Johnson

Finance Manager

Jim Jones

Song

Tracey Josephs

Head Of Production

Ravindra Joshi

Property Master

Shiv Prasad Kannaujia

Teleprompter

Aditya Kanwar

On-Set Dresser

Seema Kashyap

On-Set Dresser

Sandeep Kaul

Manager

Sham Kaushal

Stunt Coordinator

Tom Kemplen

Assistant Editor

Tom Kemplen

Visual Effects Editor

Farooque Khan

Generator Operator

Nizam Khan

Electrician

Salim Khan

Steadicam Operator

Sameer Khan

Boom Operator

Rahul Khandare

Assistant Location Manager

Suniel Khandpur

Steadicam Operator

Vicky Khandpur

Steadicam Operator

Pardeep Khanna

Accountant

Andrea King

Foley Artist

Srinivas Konda

Art Department

Swapnil Kore

Casting Assistant

Tanaji S. Kshirsagar

Loader

B Durga Kishore Kumar

Assistant Camera

G Monic Kumar

Assistant Camera

Sanjay Kumar

Unit Production Manager

Rahul Dilip Kunkerka

Adr

Hassan Kutty

Continuity

Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux

Song Performer

Suttirat Larlarb

Costume Designer

Sam Lavender

Development Executive

Rhea Lawyer

Casting Assistant

Pappu Lekhraj

Extras Agent/Coordinator

James Leonard

On-Line Editor

Begona Lopez

Visual Effects Supervisor

Hugh Macdonald

Digital Effects Artist

Ivana Mackinnon

Associate Producer

Ollie Madden

Studio Executive

Devaputhra Madri

Tailor

Ganesh Mahadic

Electrician

Bharat Mandekar

Wardrobe Assistant

Cameron Mccracken

Co-Executive Producer

Diarmuid Mckeown

Production Executive

Rajeev Mehra

Production Manager

Tushaar Mehra

Consultant

Adam Mendez

Foley Recordist

Riyaz Ali Merchant

Costume Designer

Sadruddin Jiva Mistry

Generator Operator

Aditya Modi

Sound Engineer

Ikram Mohamad

Grip

Mehboob G Mohamed

Other

Ishika Mohan

Photography

Shivananda R. Mohili

Special Effects Supervisor

Kerry Mondine

Photography

Alexandra Montgomery

Post-Production Coordinator

Debbie Moore

Finance Manager

Onaiza Moosabhoy

Wardrobe Supervisor

Simon Mortimer

Music

Nora Mullally

Legal Services

Srinivas Murthy

Music

Louis Mustill

Software Engineer

Satish Nair

Construction

Yugandhar S Narvekar

Assistant Director

Thomas Neivelt

Gaffer

Sonia Nemawarkar

Assistant Director

Sonu Nigam

Song Performer

Chirag Nihalani

Set Production Assistant

Natasha Nischol

Makeup

Tabrez Noorani

Line Producer

Collette Nunes

Visual Effects Editor

Kevin Nunes

Photography

Roma O'connor

Visual Effects Producer

Gerardine O¿flynn

Production Manager

Jaidave Panda

Caterer

Dr. Pankay H. Pandya

Medic

George Pank

Business Affairs

Vinayak Parab

Electrician

Martin Parsons

Visual Effects

Karam Patel

Production Assistant

Raj Patil

Property Master

Wesley Pentz

Song

Resul Pookutty

Sound Mixer

Shijoy Prabhakaran

Assistant Editor

Pradipta Kumar Pradhan

Camera Trainee

Swapnesh Pradhan

Generator Operator

Rohit Ved Prakash

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Gettó Milliomos, Milionár z chatrce, Milyoner, Quem Quer Ser Bilionário?, Quem Quer Ser um Milionário?, Quién Quiere ser Millonario, Slumdog Crorepati, Slumdog Crorepati (Dubbed), Slumdog Millionaire (eng version), Slumdog Millionär, Vagabondul milionar, Quién quiere ser millonario?
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Anvil Post Production Inc; Arri Group; Cis Vancouver; Dhl Global Forwarding (Uk) Ltd.; Fatts; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Fujifilm; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; India Take One Productions; Olswang, Llp; Panalux; PathT International; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; SF Studios; Shipleys; Sound 24; The Moving Picture Company; Totally Entertainment; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Acme Film; Audiovisual Enterprises (Greece); Bazuca; Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Chantier Films; CinTart; Cj Entertainment; Distribution Company; Edko Films; Europa Filmes; Filmax International; Filmcompagniet; Filmladen Gmbh; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Fox Searchlight Pictures; Fs Film Oy; Gaga Communications (Parent); Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Gussi Films; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Lucky Red; Mediapro; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Myndform; PathT International; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; SF Studios; SF Studios; Sf Norge; Silverbird Cinemas; Ster-Kinekor; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tatra Film; Volgafilm, Inc.; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Mumbai, India

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Wins

Best Adapted Screenplay

2009
Simon Beaufoy

Best Cinematography

2009
Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Director

2009
Danny Boyle

Best Picture

2009

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two awards including the MovieSquad Award and the KPN Audience Award at the 2009 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Co-winner of the Audience Award at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.

Winner of four 2008 awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Breakthrough Performance (Dev Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).

Winner of seven 2008 Orange Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Cinematographer by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Cinematography by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Film Editing and co-winner of the award for Best Picture by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).

Winner of the 2008 award for Excellence in Contemporary Film by the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).

Winner of the 2008 award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing by the Cinema Audio Society (CAS).

Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Dev Patel) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Winner of the 2008 Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Awardin Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Winner of the 2008 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) by the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Winner of the 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Foreign Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Winner of The Cadillac People's Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto Interntional Film Festival.

Winner of three 2008 awards including Best British Film, Best British Director and Best Screenplay by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of three 2008 awards including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Most Promising Performer (Dev Patel) by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of three 2008 Satellite Awards including Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director and Best Original Score by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of two 2008 awards including Best Director and Best Music/Score by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of two awards including Best Film and Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor (Dev Patel) and co-winner of the award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Released in United States Fall November 12, 2008

Released in United States on Video March 31, 2009

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States 2009

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 16-29, 2008.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 15-19, 2008.

Shown at London Film Festival (Special Screening) October 15-30, 2008.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 21-February 1, 2009.

Based on the novel "Q&A" written by Vikas Swarup and published by Doubleday April 1, 2005.

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.

Fox Searchlight acquired domestic distribution rights for $2.5 million at the 2008 Toronto Interntional Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall November 12, 2008 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video March 31, 2009

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Danny Boyle Tribute) October 30-November 9, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 16-29, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 15-19, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Special Screening) October 15-30, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 21-February 1, 2009.)

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