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Slumdog Millionaire: All you need to know about this movie

by Ratan Srivastava
Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire is indeed a 2008 British drama movie based on Indian novelist Vikas Swarup’s novel Q & A (2005). It tells the tale of 18-year-old Jamal Malik of Mumbai’s Juhu slums. The movie was directed by Danny Boyle, scripted by Simon Beaufoy, and financed by Christian Colson, alongside Loveleen Tandan listed as co-director. It starred Dev Patel as Jamal and also was shot in India. As a competitor on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Jamal astounds everybody through being able to accurately answer every question. Jamal, who has been caught cheating, tells the police his whole narrative, demonstrating that he is capable of answering every question properly.

Slumdog Millionaire used to have a nationwide release inside the United Kingdom on 9 January 2009, India on 23 January 2009, as well as the United States on 25 December 2008, following its world premiere just at Telluride Film Festival and subsequent screenings just at Toronto International Film Festival as well as the London Film Festival.

Slumdog Millionaire has been hailed as a sleeper smash, with plaudits for its narrative, soundtrack, cinematography, editing, directing, and acting. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 2009, winning eight of them, namely Best Picture, Best Director, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay, more than any other 2008 movie.

It was nominated for seven BAFTA Awards, including Best Movie, as well as five Critics’ Choice Awards as well as four Golden Globes. A. R. Rahman created the Slumdog Millionaire music over the course of two months as well as completed this in two weeks.

“Not only does he rely on Indian classical music, but then he’s got R&B and hip hop flowing in here from America, house music coming in from Europe, and so this wonderful synthesis is formed,” Danny Boyle remarked of Rahman.

Rahman received the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score in 2009, as well as two Academy Awards for “Jai Ho,” one for Best Original Score and the other for Best Original Song. Rahman has two songs nominated for Best Original Track, with M.I.A. sharing the nomination for “O… Saya” and lyricist Gulzar sharing the victory for “Jai Ho.” M.I.A.’s record label N.E.E.T. published the music. Goher Iqbal Punn, a movie reviewer on Radio Sargam, called the album Rahman’s “magnum opus” that will introduce “the whole globe” to his talent.

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