November 19, 2008 (Limited)
Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language
"Slumdog Millionaire" is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who 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...
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December has only just begun, but we have a leading candidate for Best Picture - according to the buzz around town - and that candidate is Slumdog Millionaire
. It sounds extraordinary, I know, but some people might be hesitant about watching a movie about a young man who is on the verge of winning India's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" but who, through the course of the game, recaps his life growing up as a thief and a "slumdog," and his aspirations to be with the love of his life, who he has barely talked to since he was an orphaned child.
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