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Slumdog sweeps UK film awards

By Malaika Mehta
Wed, Dec 03, 2008 01:55 IST

Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire an English movie set in Mumbai and based around the harrowing life of a teenage boy who wins millions on "Kaun Banega Crorepati" has become the 'buzz' film of this season.

Last night added to the long list of accolades awarded to "Slumdog Millionaire" when it won three awards at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs).

What began as a low budget film, which was once destined to go straight to DVD in North America has won countless awards in that region and has now conquered the UK too; winning awards in the categories of Best British Independent Film, Best Director (Danny Boyle) and Most Promising Newcomer ( Dev Patel ).




Slumdog Millionaire which is not due to be released in the UK until January 9 has become a 'must see' with everybody talking about the film which is based on the award winning novel "Q&A" penned by Vikas Swarup.

Danny Boyle, the 52-year-old London-based director of such films such as Trainspotting, The Beach and 28 Days Later is now being talked of as a serious Oscar contender with Dev Patel also in the mix.

The film originally opened to a rapturous reception at the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals, the latter awarding "Slumdog Millionaire" its top audience prize. The Chicago International Film Festival then gave "Slumdog" another audience award and suddenly this 'underdog' tale with a dearth of Western box office stars and a third of its dialogue in Hindi (with subtitles) was destined for great things just like its main protagonist "Jamal Malik" a child of the Mumbai slums.

Danny Boyle paid tribute to Mumbai after winning the awards, his comments coming in light of the recent terror attacks on India's vibrant city that have shaken the whole world.

"It's a city with a big heart that's been wounded this week, but it will recover," Boyle told the BBC.

He added: "It is weird to win this at the end of what's been a terrible week," referring to the attacks that killed 172 and injured countless others.

"But the human spirit is dominant. They will overcome, you can bet on it."


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