A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
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The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who 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 Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000) (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really ... Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
The cricket match being shown on television in Javed's house is the 1st one day international of the Future Cup between India and South Africa played at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast on June 26 2007. As shown in the movie, Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian batsman, was run out on 99. India went on to score 242 and South Africa won the match by 4 wickets with 3 balls remaining. See more »
Although the events of the movie are set in the summer of 2006, the cricket match being played at Javed's house between India and South Africa was played in 2007. See more »
Baali, keep up! The chaiwalah knows more than you.
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Several of the cast perform a traditional Bollywood song and dance number set in a train station over the end credits. See more »
As per usual, the Academy got it wrong once again. Let's face it, 9 out 10 times they usually do! Let's face it, awards are for the living and not for the dearly departed, and neither are they for the ones left behind. Don't think Heath really cares much anyway. Slumdog Millionaire, so much hype, so hype, so much regret that I even bothered, when it should really have gone straight to DVD, never mind TV. After all it's just the normal rags to riches story, this time plastered across an Indian background. Been there, seen that......big YAWN! While it was a good watch, the acting was static, and the question master extremely irritating! I was hoping the goons would get him eventually..... An amazing performance by the likes of Philip Seymore Hoffman and Meryl Streep go just about unnoticed. Has the Academy gone completely mad?? Well, here's to a lot more madness from Hollywood this year. Watch it and weep!
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