Slumdog Millionaire is a British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and produced by Christian Colson. Filmed in India, it is a loose adaptation of the novel Q & A by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup, telling the story of Jamal Malik, age 18, from the Juhu slums of Mumbai. As a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? who is able to answer every question correctly, he is accused of cheating. Jamal recounts his history, illustrating how he is able to answer each question.
After its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and later screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival and the London Film Festival, Slumdog Millionaire had a nationwide release in the United Kingdom on 9 January 2009, in Mumbai on 22 January 2009, and in the United States on 23 January 2009.
In 2006, eighteen-year-old Jamal Malik from Juhu slum is one question away from the grand prize of ₹20 million on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. However, before seeing the final question, he gets taken into custody and tortured by the police, who suspect that he was cheating due to the impossibility of a simple "slumdog" with very little education to know all the answers to the question. Through flashbacks, Jamal recounts the incidents in his life where he got all the answers from.
The flashbacks begin at the age of five when he managed to obtain an autograph of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, which his brother Salim sold, immediately followed by his mother dying at the Bombay Riots. As they flee the riot, they meet a girl from their slum named Latika. Salim was reluctant to have her come with them, but Jamal suggests her being the third musketeer, a character from the Alexandre Dumas novel which they had been studying in school, but not very carefully, so they did not know the name of the third musketeer. The three are found by Maman, a gangster who traffics children into becoming beggars by making them blind. When they discover this, they try to flee onto the departing train. However, Latika does not make it and gets recaptured by Maman. Salim and Jamal spend the next few years travelling on top of trains, selling goods, picking pockets, working as dish washers and stealing other people's shoes by impersonating tour guides at the Taj Mahal. They then return to Mumbai to find Latika, but find out that Maman has turned her into a prostitute. The brothers manage to rescue her and shoot Maman to death as they escape. Salim then gets a job with Javed - Maman's rival crime lord. Back at their room, Salim orders Jamal to leave him and Latika alone, but Jamal refuses. Salim points a gun at him, but Latika persuades Jamal to obey his brother.
Years later, Jamal is now a tea-boy at an call centre. He searches the centre's database for Salim and Latika, and while he is able to find Salim, he cannot find Latika. Salim is now a high-ranking lieutenant at Javed's crime organisation. Jamal reproaches Salim, who pleads for forgiveness and offers him to stay in his luxurious apartment, to which Jamal agrees, but only to reunite with Latika. However, she asks him to forget about her. Jamal nevertheless promises to wait for her every day at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. However, he gets captured by Javed's men, led by Salim, and once Javed moves to a new house outside Mumbai, the two are separated again. Jamal eventually becomes a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, knowing that Latika watches the show. He soon becomes a wonder across India. He uses his 50:50 lifeline on the next to last question and during the break, Kumar, the show's host, tries to feed Jamal a wrong answer, but Jamal did not take his advice and went for the correct one.
The police soon become involved after suspecting that Jamal is cheating. After a battery, Jamal explains how he managed to answer every questions. The police inspector finds the explanations "bizarrely plausible" and allows him back onto the show. At Javed's safehouse, Latika sees Jamal on the news. Salim tries to make amends for his past behavior by giving Latika his phone and car keys and asking her to forgive him and to pass the message to Jamal. Latika reluctantly agrees and escapes. Meanwhile, Jamal faces the final question, asking for the name of the third musketeer in The Three Musketeers. He uses the Phone-A-Friend lifeline to call Salim, not knowing any other phone numbers, but is surprised when Latika answers the phone. Unfortunately, she did not know the answer, but tells Jamal that she is safe. After the phone call, Jamal goes for Aramis, the correct answer and wins the grand prize. Javed, hearing Latika on the show, finds out what Salim has done try to get rid of him, but Salim manages to kill Javed. Jamal and Latika meet at the railway station, kiss, and dance to the song "Jai Ho."
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I like this film ehn
Watched it in zeeworld sometime last year