Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life.
A penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's 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, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all,
how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of
Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal's incredible past, from his
riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother Salim survived by their wits to his hair-raising
encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost.
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 doing on the 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...
I love how it has "raw" images of India. NIce screenplay. The actors are amazing!
A brilliant film. The acting was great and it was well put together. It is well deserving of all the awards it has received!! 5 stars.