Slumdog Millionaire

Synopsis: 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 doing
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan (co-director)
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  Won 8 Oscars. Another 144 wins & 126 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

and since when there is

a time limit on a crap?

This is borderline kid. Get a move on...

Since there was a customer waiting,

that's when Jamal!

Give me the money back!

Give! I'll go elsewhere.

Bloody idiot.

You just lost me a bloody customer.

Amitabh's helicopter!

That's Amitabh's helicopter!


Amitabh Bachchan!

Salim, open it!

Amitabh Bachchan!

My Amitabh sir!

Move, move! Out of the way!

Please wait, I am coming for you!

Amitabh sir, please give me your autograph

You've got it now have you?

Amitabh's autograph?

That was my autograph!

Amitabh gave it to me!

I'll never get another!

He offered a good price, so I sold it.

But it was mine...

A, Amitabh Bachchan.

Guess what, you're right.

You just won 1,000 rupees.

You don't have to be a genius.

I knew it was Amitabh Bachchan.

Like I said, you do not have to be a genius.

He's the most famous man in India.

A picture of three lions, as seen

on the national emblem of India.

What is written underneath?

The truth alone triumphs

Lies alone triumph

Fashion alone triumphs

Money alone triumphs

What do you think, Jamal?

The most famous phrase of our country.

Do you like to call a friend?

Ask the audience.

Who'd put him out of his

misery, ladies and gentlemen?

My five-year old daughter

can answer that question,

but you couldn't.

That's strange for a millionaire genius.

What happened?

Your accomplice sneaked out for a piss?

The inspector is asking something.

How much is panipuri at

Dharisha store on Chowpatty?


Panipuri. One plate. How much?

- 10 rupees.

- Wrong.

Who stole Constable Varmy's bicycle

outside Santa Cruz station last Thursday?

You know who that was?

Everyone in Juhu knows that.

Even five year olds.

Congratulations, Jamal.

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Simon Beaufoy

Simon Beaufoy (born 1967) is a British screenwriter. Born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, he was educated at Malsis School in Cross Hills, Ermysted's Grammar School and Sedbergh School, he read English at St Peter's College, Oxford and graduated from Arts University Bournemouth. In 1997 he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for The Full Monty. He went on to win the 2009 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire as well as winning a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award. more…

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