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Release Date: November 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 2009

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a spot on the game show.

Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Tanay Hemant Chheda, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Celador Productions, Film 4

Distributors: Fox, Warner Independent, Fox

Keywords: Police officer, Sacrifice, Deception, 2000s, Inspiring, Rise

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Music (Original Song)
Winner Sound Mixing
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Sound Editing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Directing
Winner Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture