A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
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
Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup wrote his debut novel 'Q and A' after he was inspired by Professor Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiment, which set up computer kiosks in Indian slums so that anyone could use them and have access to the Internet. The novel was then adapted into the screenplay of Slumdog Millionaire. The Hole in the Wall experiment has gone on to become Hole in the Wall Education Limited (HiWEL), which has 300 kiosks available to over 300,000 children in India and several African countries. See more »
When Javed says, "The cricket is on," and switches the TV channel away from "Who wants to be a millionaire?", it is obviously a rugby game that he switches over too, yet on the TV in the next room it is actually cricket. See more »
Over-rated! Slum Dog should not win the Best Picture
Good movie, but Christ, it is over rated. It shouldn't get best picture, it really was not that entirely original or innovative. I am just so upset because it was good, maybe even great, but it was not anything that should win best picture or be in the top 30 movies of all time...I mean, seriously, the top 30? Wow, there are so many better films than this. There was not any part in it where I stopped and was like, "That's great, never been done before or at least has never been done that well." I don't know, even the ending was like, what the hell? I guess you could call it fairy-tale, because it definitely was not realistic...it didn't even really follow the themes of the movie, that greed and money is not what's important. He should have lost and felt content anyway because he got his love, it would have better made the point I suppose.
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