Slumdog Millionaire

DVD Review

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Irfan Khan

Running Time: 1 hr 50 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release date: 3/31/09

Plot: It’s the potential of rags to riches as a slumdog (poor Indian boy played by Patel) must answer questions while on India’s own “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Each question somehow relates to a moment in his past mainly involving his older brother (Mittal) and a girl (Pinto) who he believes is the love of his life.

Who’s It For? This is the most accessible, mainstream Indian film (yes, it’s Indian even though a English man directed it) I have seen. The only thing Bollywood about it is all the vibrant colors and a slightly odd musical number at the end of the film. And even though it’s about kids, it’s not for kids.

Movie: Boyle delivers
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