Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, 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?

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Written by: Simon Beaufoy

Produced by: Christian Colson

Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle

Cast: Frieda Pinto (Latika), Dev Patel (Jamal)

Nominations and Awards

  • People's Choice Award 2009
  • European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma 2009
  • European Actor 2009
  • European Screenwriter 2009
  • European Film 2009
  • European Director 2009
  • Feature Film Selection 2009