Mumbai: Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire will be released in India and Pakistan by Fox Star Studios in January.
The film stars Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan and Freida Pinto and will also be released in Hindi titled – Slumdog Millionaire – Kaun Banega Karorepati.
Boyle’s human tale centers around 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 has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival and was given a rousing applause at London Film Festival where it was the closing attraction.
"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," says Fox Star Studios India CEO Vijay Singh.
In the US, for the weekend 28 – 30 November the movie grossed $1,366,617. The movie was released in the US by Fox Searchlight.