Country: UK, USA, France
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla
Runtime: 120 min.
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 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.
Awards & Festivals:
Academy Award – Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Song, Best Sound
Golden Globe Award – Best Film/Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing
BAFTA Award – Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, David Lean Directing Award, Antnony Esquit Score Award
BIFA Award – Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Breaktrhough Actor
Toronto International Film Festival – Audience Award
Sattellite Award – Best Film, Best Direcor, Best Score
David di Donatello Award – Best European Film
European Film Award – Best Director, Carlo di Palma Cinematography Award
Goya Award – Best European Film
Rotterdam International Film Festival – Audience Award, MovieZone Award