By Danny BOYLE

PATHE PRODUCTION LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2008

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Danny BOYLE
    • Writer(s)
    • Simon BEAUFOY
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/5795-A292-36D6-0406-E1DE-Q
    • Producer(s)
    • Christian COLSON
    • 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 mauch? 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 Inspectorand sixty million viewers are about to find out...