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Slumdog Millionaire  (2009 - English)

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  • Nilesh P. Khandare
    Nilesh P. Khandarewrote on 23 Feb 2009

    Slumdog Millionaire wins 4 Golden Globe Awards :

    Danny Boyle wins Best Director - Motion Picture
    Best Motion Picture - Drama
    A.R. Rahman wins Best Original Score - Motion Picture
    Simon Beaufoy wins Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

  • Nilesh P. Khandare
    Nilesh P. Khandarewrote on 23 Feb 2009

    Slumdog Millionaire wins 7 BAFTA Awards :

    Anthony Dod Mantle wins Best Cinematography
    Danny Boyle wins Best Director
    Chris Dickens wins Best Editing
    Christian Colson wins Best Film
    A.R. Rahman wins Best Music
    Simon Beaufoy wins Best Screenplay - Adapted
    Glenn Freemantle, Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp wins Best Sound

  • Nilesh P. Khandare
    Nilesh P. Khandarewrote on 23 Feb 2009

    Director Danny Boyle placed the money to be paid to the 3 lead child actors in a trust that is to be released to them upon their completion of grade school at 16 years of age.

  • Arnab Mukherjee
    Arnab Mukherjeewrote on 23 Feb 2009

    While accepting the Oscar for Best Director, Danny Boyle made an amazing statement - he apologized that the name of Longiness Fernandes (or Longie), who choregraphed 'Jai Ho' of Slumdog Millionaire, was not included in the credits and that Danny just found out about it two weeks back, and he thanked Longie for the latter's efforts!

  • Arnab Mukherjee
    Arnab Mukherjeewrote on 23 Feb 2009

    While shooting the song Jai Ho, the film makers used the song Aaj Ki Raat (Don). The same song is also used in the sound track in the film when Javed and his associates are watching TV. Later, when A. R. Rahman came on board, he suggested that he will create a song which will match the tempo of the picturisation!

  • Arnab Mukherjee
    Arnab Mukherjeewrote on 23 Feb 2009

    It is rumoured that the song Jai Ho was originally composed for Subhash Ghai's Yuvvraaj, but the director wanted something more like a symphony. Later Rahman adapted it for Slumdog Millionaire.

  • Arnab Mukherjee
    Arnab Mukherjeewrote on 23 Feb 2009

    Slumdog Millionaire wins 8 Oscars on 22nd February 2009.

    A. R. Rahman wins Best original Score
    A R. Rahman and Gulzar wins Best Original Song (Jai Ho)
    Resool Pookutty wins Best Sound Mixing (shared)

  • Anamika Dutta
    Anamika Duttawrote on 14 Feb 2009

    Slumdog Millionaire - In the scene where the adult Salim's phone rings soon after the adult Jamal finds him, the ringtone is part of the theme music from A.R. Rahman's work on the Indian movie Swades: We, the People (2004). Rahman is the music composer for Slumdog Millionaire.

  • Anamika Dutta
    Anamika Duttawrote on 14 Feb 2009

    Slumdog Milionaire - The cricket match being shown on television in Javed's house is the 1st one day international of the Future Cup between India and South Africa played at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast on June 26 2007. As shown in the movie, Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian batsman, was run out on 99. India went on to score 242 and South Africa won the match by 4 wickets with 3 balls remaining.

  • Anamika Dutta
    Anamika Duttawrote on 14 Feb 2009

    Slumdog Millionaire - Mercedes-Benz asked that its logos be removed in scenes taking place in the slums. The company, according to Danny Boyle, did not want to be associated with the poverty-stricken area, fearing that that might taint its image.

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