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Well for starters, the film managed to garner rave reviews across the US in the opening week itself, while in Toronto it was awarded the People’s Choice Award and in the UK it was the closing extravaganza for the London Film festival this year. The film has already been slated to be nominated for the Oscars. And now finally, the film will soon be releasing on this side of the Pacific, in India.
Says Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios India, “In keeping with Fox STAR studio’s commitment to produce and distribute world-class local-language films, we are proud to announce the release of Slumdog Millionaire in January. It’s an extraordinary film which tells a classic Indian story in a refreshingly clever, stylish and engaging manner.”
However, though the long wait for the film has ended, it still entails a bit of an anticipation builder with it strategically being released in January 2009. Slumdog Millionaire starring Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan and Freida Pinto tells the story of an immensely resilient and loving boy from the slum of Mumbai whose adventures take him from the desolate poverty of begging on the streets to the wildly popular game show stage of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, where he surprises everyone with his knowledge.
The film will be releasing in Hindi with the title of Slumdog Millionaire- Kaun Banega Karorepati, after the highly popular show by the same name.