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Synopsis: Jamal Malik (Patel), 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 (Pinto), 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. Each chapter of Jamal’s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible questions. 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. At the heart of its exuberant storytelling lies the intriguing question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love.
This year’s critical darling about a young boy from the slums of Mumbai who discovers love and fortune, arrives on Blu-ray Disc With Digital Copy and DVD March 31st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Garnering top honors at the 2009 Academy Awards®* including Best Picture – Christian Colson, Best Director – Danny Boyle, Best Original Score – A. R. Rahman, Best Original Song – A. R. Rahman and Sampooran Singh Gulzar for “Jai Ho,” and Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire also won four Golden Globe Awards® including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director – Danny Boyle, Best Original Score – A. R. Rahman and Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy, and seven BAFTA® Film Awards** including Best Film – Christian Colson, Best Director – Danny Boyle, Best Music – A. R. Rahman and Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy.
The Blu-Ray release is packed with several special features, including the exclusive short film “Manjha.” You will also see a behind-the-scenes look at the infamous toilette scene, which is a key moment in establishing both the character of Jamal and Mumbai.
The rich visuals and warm colors of “Slumdog Millionaire” come alive in the Blu-Ray release. The strong golden-yellow skies pop-out to transport you right into the heart of India’s streets.
Bonus features include:
- Slumdog Dreams: Danny Boyle & The Making of Slumdog Millionaire
- Deleted Scenes: Chase Through Slums Longer Version – Boys At Container Yard/Beanbags/Yellow Dress – Prem At Police Station – Frederick Stevens Question
- Jamal at Opera, Boys Leave Agra – Jamal Searches, finds Arvind – Chowpatty Beach And Tulip Star
- Jamal Returns To Tulip Star – Jamal Wakes In Slum – “Why Can’t You Leave It Alone” – Jamal Loses Latika, Calls Salim – The Folder
- From Script To Screen: Toilet Scene
Indian Short Film – Manjha
Bombay Liquid Dance Music Video
Commentary by Director Danny Boyle and Actor Dev Patel
Commentary by Producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy
- Slumdog Cutdown
- Digital Copy