Slumdog Millionaire

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: November 12, 2008 (limited)
DVD: March 31, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.60
based on 1572 votes and 196 reviews
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Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Rubina Ali, Azharuddin Ismail

Synopsis

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...

Director: Danny Boyle
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Christian Colson
Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy
Official Site: www.foxsearchlight.com/slumdogmillionaire

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  • 4 stars "I love how it has "raw" images of India. NIce screenplay. The actors are amazing!"