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Slumdog Millionaire

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Synopsis

Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating: how could a 'slumdog' know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life on the streets - picaresque tales of the Juhu slum where he and his brother Salim grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. In each episode of his story lies the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions.

Intrigued by Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show?

When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
120 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Danny Boyle
Producer
Paul Smith, Tessa Ross
Co-Producer
Paul Smith, Tessa Ross
Editor
Chris Dickens
Screenwriter
Simon Beaufoy
Director of Photography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Production Designer
Mark Digby
Sound
Rasool Pookutty
Principal Cast
Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto

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Production Company

Celador Films
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UK

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Company

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