MUMBAI: Globally acclaimed movie Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle will finally hit Indian theatres on 23 January. The film’s distributors Fox Star Studios will release the movie with approximately 200 prints in India.
These 200 prints will comprise the English version and also the Hindi dubbed version, which has been re-titled as Slumdog Crorepati.
Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh says, "Slumdog Millionaire is an Indian movie and every Indian must see it, hence we are releasing the movie in two versions."
Even as the word ‘Millionaire’ in the film’s title has been translated in Hindi to ‘Crorepati’ to make it more coherent for Indian market, the word Slumdog has still been retained. To this Singh says, "Slumdog Millionaire is ultimately going to be referred to and remembered as ‘Slumdog’ only, hence we thought it best to retain the word Slumdog in the film’s Hindi title."
Out of the total print count of 200, more prints of the Hindi version language will be released and distributed in territories as per requirement. The number of prints will be increased later in accordance to the response for the movie.
The movie stars Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto.