Welcome to Slumdog Millionaire fansite
Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 film about a poor orphan from Mumbai, India, who dreams of becoming a millionaire on a television quiz show. It explores the slums of India and the ambitions of a young man.
It stars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel and was directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed great Britisih films such as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.
Slumdog Millionaire is a testament to the fantastic heritage of British cinema. The British film industry had the same beginnings and innovations as its counterparts in Europe and America. Britain had William Friese-Green, the photographer who invented a camera that could photograph moving images. He also used stereo images, colour and a method of applying sound to film. Unfortunately his technology was not successfully incorporated into any practical application. Britain had influences from oversees practically from the start. Gaumont and Pathe opened film companies in the early twentieth century and there were many films introduced onto the British market from Europe.
British comedy film
As well as a fascinating insight into Indian life and a romance, Slumdog Millionaire is also very funny. It is another fine example of humourous British cinema. After their March 1896 theatrical debut at in London, moving pictures in the UK quickly became an important staple of music hall programme. And who was cast in those early, rather banal little productions? Unknown amateurs and semi-professionals, just as Patel and Pinto were in Danny Boyle’s film. Not all pioneer film makers before the turn of the century seem to have noticed that they were surrounded by an abundance of extraordinary talent that would enrich their comedies. People thought novelty was all that was required to sell the new medium.
Slumdog Millionaire is sure to become a film which will go down in history as a hilarious and humane film. It launched the careers of Pinto and Patel who went on to star in many other films.
This website is an unofficial fan page to the film Slumdog Millionaire. If you are looking for information on any of the following, please look through our website.
-story behind the film
We also look at Slumdog Millionaire as an excellent British film and an example of home-grown high-quality cinema. We are interested in how this film fits within the context of British cinema as a whole.
The British film industry was for a long time considered negligible. It has been said that cinema and the UK were a contradiction in terms. Its steady decline, reaching its lowest in the 1970s, has been blamed on competition from television.
In the 1990s there were encouraging signs of a rise in British film production. A steady increase in the number of films Britain produced is evident since the mid 1980s. With major successes in the recent years of films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill there seems to be an emerging trend for British cinema. Ironically it would seem television, so blamed for the death of British cinema, is now perceived in some corners as presenting a positive contribution to this trend. Channels affiliated with Sky and Channel 4 are testament to the presentation of film on television.
Slumdog Millionaire is an excellent film and we hope you enjoy reading about it on this website.
Slum Dog Movie Facts
|Directed by||Danny Boyle|
|Produced by||Christian Colson|
|Screenplay by||Simon Beaufoy|
|Based on||Q&A by Mr Vikas Swarup|
|Starring||Dev Patel / Freida Pinto / Madhur Mittal / Anil Kapoor / Irrfan Khan|
|Music by||A.R. Rahman|
|Cinematography||Anthony Dod Mantle|
|Edited by||Chris Dickens|
|Distributed by||Pathé / Eros Entertainment /
(United Kingdom) /
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures (United States & Canada)
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Language||English and Hindi|