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Accused of cheating and desperate to prove his innocence, an eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai reflects back on his tumultuous life while competing to win 20 million rupees on India's in Danny Boyle's inspirational drama. Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) may not have a penny to his name, but that could all change in a matter of hours. He's one question away from taking the top prize on India's most popular television game show, but as with everything else in Jamal's life, it isn't going to be easy. Arrested by police under suspicion of cheating, Jamal is interrogated by the authorities. The police simply can't believe that a common "slumdog" could possibly possess the knowledge to get this far in the game, and in order to convince them of how he gained such knowledge, Jamal begins reflecting back on his childhood. As young boys, Jamal and his older brother, Salim, lived in squalor, and lost their mother in a mob attack on Muslims. Subsequently forced to rely on their own wits to survive, the desperate siblings fell back on petty crime, eventually befriending adorable yet feisty young Latika as they sought out food and shelter on the unforgiving streets of Mumbai. Though life on the streets was never easy, Jamal's experiences ultimately instilled in him the knowledge he needed to answer the tough questions posed to him on . And though Jamal makes a convincing case for himself, one question still remains: why would a young man with no apparent desire for wealth or fame be so determined to win big on a national game show? Of course, it won't be long until everyone finds out the answer to this burning question, because as Jamal sits down to find out whether he will be rich beyond his wildest dreams, 60 million viewers remain transfixed to their televisions eager to see if he'll correctly answer the final question. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 12, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ian Tapp Best Sound Mixing 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ian Tapp Best Sound 2008 Nominee
New York Film Critics Online Loveleen Tandan Best Director 2008 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematography 2008 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematography 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematography 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematography 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematography 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematography 2008 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematographer 2008 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematography 2008 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Anthony Dod Mantle Best Cinematography 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Mark Digby Best Production Design 2008 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Mark Digby Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Maya Arulpragasam Best Original Song 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michelle Day Best Production Design 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Resul Pookutty Best Sound Mixing 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Resul Pookutty Best Sound 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Pryke Best Sound Mixing 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Pryke Best Sound 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Simon Beaufoy Screenwriter of the Year 2008 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Simon Beaufoy Best Screenplay 2008 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
Southeastern Film Critics Association Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Simon Beaufoy Best Screenplay 2008 Winner
National Board of Review Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
Kansas City Film Critics Association Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
Houston Film Critics Simon Beaufoy Best Screenplay 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
Florida Film Critics Simon Beaufoy Best Screenplay 2008 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Simon Beaufoy Best Screenplay 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Simon Beaufoy Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Sukhwinder Singh Best Song 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tom Sayers Best Sound 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Sayers Best Sound Editing 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best British Director 2008 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Iowa Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Southeastern Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Houston Film Critics Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Directors Guild of America Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Florida Film Critics Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Winner
London Film Critics Association Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Nominee
Vancouver Film Critics Danny Boyle Best Director 2008 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association A.R. Rahman Best Original Score 2008 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association A.R. Rahman Best Score 2008 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association A.R. Rahman Best Score 2008 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association A.R. Rahman Best Composer 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences A.R. Rahman Best Original Song 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences A.R. Rahman Best Original Score 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Online A.R. Rahman Best Score 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts A.R. Rahman Best Music 2008 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association A.R. Rahman Best Song 2008 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association A.R. Rahman Best Original Score 2008 Nominee
Costume Guild Awards Suttirat Anne Larlarb Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film 2008 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Chris Dickens Best Editing 2008 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Chris Dickens Best Editing 2008 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Chris Dickens Best Editing 2008 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Chris Dickens Best Art Direction 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chris Dickens Best Editing 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Chris Dickens Best Editing 2008 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Chris Dickens Best Edited Feature - Drama 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christian Colson Best Picture 2008 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Dev Patel Breakthrough Performance 2008 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Dev Patel Best Young Actor/Actress 2008 Winner
National Board of Review Dev Patel Breakthrough Performance by an Actor 2008 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Dev Patel Best Breakthrough Performance 2008 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Dev Patel Most Promising Performer 2008 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Dev Patel Best Supporting Actor 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Dev Patel Best British Actor 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Dev Patel Young British Performer of the Year 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Dev Patel Best Actor 2008 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Dev Patel Best Newcomer 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Freida Pinto Best Supporting Actress 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Glenn Freemantle Best Sound 2008 Nominee

Cast

Dev Patel
as Jamal Malik (older)
Freida Pinto
as Latika (older)
Madhur Mittal
as Salim Malik (older)
Anil Kapoor
as Prem Kumar
Irfan Khan
as Police Inspector
Tanay Chheda
as Jamal (middle)
Rubina Ali
as Latika (youngest)
Saurabh Shukla
as Sergeant Srinivas
Raj Zutshi
as Director
Mahesh Manjrekar
as Javed
Himanshu Tyagi
as Mr. Nanda

Crew

Danny Boyle
Director
Christian Colson
Producer
Vikas Swarup
Book Author
Simon Beaufoy
Screenwriter
Anthony Dod Mantle
Cinematographer
Maya Arulpragasam
Songwriter
A.R. Rahman
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Dickens
Editor
Mark Digby
Production Designer
Abhishek Redkar
Art Director
Paul Ritchie
Co-producer
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
Michelle Day
Set Decorator
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Costume Designer
Glenn Freemantle
Sound/Sound Designer
Gail Stevens
Casting
Loveleen Tandan
Casting
Resul Pookutty
Sound Mixer
Rajeev Mehra
Production Manager
Mrinal Desai
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Raj Acharya
Second Assistant Director
Natasha Nischol
Key Hairstylist
Natasha Nischol
Makeup
Cameron Mccracken
Co-Executive Producer
Loveleen Tandan
Co-Director
Tabrez Noorani
Line Producer
François Ivernel
Co-Executive Producer
Virginia Holmes
Makeup
Virginia Holmes
Key Hairstylist
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