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Slumdog Millionaire

The Idea of the Film

A synopsis is a very compact piece of communication. In a small number of words, the complexities of a whole film need to be communicated. Below is the official synopsis for the film.


British actor Dev Patel (from Channel 4’s Skins) plays Jamal Malik, an eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' Arrested on suspicion of cheating, he tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he loved and lost. But what is a kid with no interest in money doing on the show? And how is it he knows all the answers?
Danny Boyle’s award-winning SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will open in the UK on 9th January 2009