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Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup. The film stars Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, and Irrfan Khan in prominent roles.
The story follows Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a young man from the slums of Mumbai, India, who becomes a contestant on the Indian version of the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Jamal's unexpected success on the show raises suspicions, leading to his arrest by the police who believe he's cheating. As Jamal's interrogation unfolds, the film delves into his life story, revealing the challenging and poignant experiences that have given him the knowledge to answer the game show's questions.
Through a series of flashbacks, "Slumdog Millionaire" portrays Jamal's upbringing alongside his brother Salim and his close relationship with a girl named Latika. The film explores themes of poverty, love, survival, and destiny. As Jamal's life story unfolds, viewers witness his journey from the slums to the game show stage, capturing both the harsh realities of his environment and his unwavering determination.
"Slumdog Millionaire" received widespread acclaim for its compelling storytelling, vibrant visuals, and cultural depiction of life in Mumbai's slums. It won numerous awards, including eight Academy Awards, showcasing its impact on global cinema. The film's fusion of drama, romance, and social commentary offers an emotional and uplifting exploration of the human spirit's resilience in the face of adversity.