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

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Awards

Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Music (Original Song)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Sound Mixing
Winner Directing
Nominated Sound Editing
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture