Rewatching Slumdog Millionaire

We first watched Slumdog Millionaire in December last year.

And liked it immensely. We predicted it would walk away with a big haul of awards and indeed it did.

We’d been waiting for the DVD to watch the movie again and the Slumdog DVD arrived three or four days ago.

But we were reluctant to fork out $17 for the DVD.

And since like all cheapo desis we find it hard to resist the lure of a freebie, we trooped over to a Redbox kiosk (free rental on Mon and Wed with a code) a short while ago and picked up the Slumdog Millionaire DVD.

We’ll update this post once we finish rewatching the movie.

Unfortunately, our DVD did not have the usual special features like deleted scenes, interviews et al except trailers for a bunch of movies.

While the second time’s never as much fun 😉 , we nevertheless enjoyed watching the Slumdog Millionaire DVD.

We still think the kids did a great job and we still don’t think the grownups (Dev Patel and Freida Pinto) did a great job.

Nice lines from the movie:

* What the hell can a slumdog possibly know
* It’s bizarrely plausible
* Well, well, the slumdog barks

6 Responses to "Rewatching Slumdog Millionaire"

  1. the gora   April 2, 2009 at 12:58 am

    What would be really nice to know and get a review on are the DVD features/extras. How are the deleted scenes, interviews, behind the scenes documentaries, etc.? Responds:

    Alas, the DVD we borrowed from Redbox had nothing extra, zilch.

    When we clicked special features, all we got was a bunch of trailers for movies like Notorious, The Other End of the Line…. Was it just our DVD…Who knows.

  2. I. M. Legend   April 2, 2009 at 8:58 am

    but looks like FOX screwed up their experiment.. I saw this alert on Amazon.
    DVD Alert: We are aware that special features were missing from a number of Slumdog Millionaire DVDs. This issue does not occur on the Blu-ray version. Fox has set up a hotline telephone number (1-888-223-4FOX) for those consumers who may have purchased a DVD version that does not contain special features. Upon calling the hotline, these consumers will be able to have their disc replaced for one containing special features. Fox regrets any inconvenience this has caused.

    “The Blu-ray release comes with some quality extras including a nice making-pf featurette, 12 deleted scenes, a look at the classic “toilet scene,” a music video, and more.” Responds:

    Thanks for the link.

    No wonder, our Redbox DVD did not have all those Special Features.

    See this original story in Variety. What a bunch of Greedy Scumbags.

  3. navaraj   April 2, 2009 at 10:00 am

    The line i liked best was :

    “If it weren’t for Ram and Allah we would have had a mother now”

    (Not sure if the wordings are exact!!!!) Responds:

    Yeah. That was a nice line too.

    This is what Jamal (Dev Patel) tells the Inspector (Irrfan Khan):

    If it weren’t for Ram and Allah, we’d still have a mother…

  4. RAGA   April 3, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Are you goona review Surya’s AYAN?I’m eager to know how Bad the movie is. Responds:

    It’s raining heavily on the East Coast now. Weather forecast today in the North-East is for thunder-storms.

    So, will most probably see Ayan tomorrow. Forecast for Sat is just ‘Winds’ but no Thunder Storms.

  5. gtapradeep   April 6, 2009 at 8:22 am

    u know what…..Anil kapoor going to be the villain in 24’s 8th season……..interesting
    soon all indian actors will be seen in some soap operas in US television….. Responds:

    Lucky us, we have no idea what 24 is other than a number.

  6. blasé   April 6, 2009 at 10:45 am

    “we have no idea what 24 is other than a number”..

    aiyo aiyo.. blasphemy! Responds:

    OK, we’re heading for our library. Let’s see if they have any 24 DVDs.

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