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USA: Fox Searchlight
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Dev Patel, Irfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Raj Zutshi, Jeneva Talwar, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Sunil Aggarwal, Jira Banjara, Sheikh Wali, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanchita Couhdary, Himanshu Tyagi
Director: Danny Boyle
Countries: UK / USA
USA & UK: 120 mins
USA Rated: R for some violence, disturbing images and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and violence
USA Release Date: 14 November 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 9 January 2009
Directed by Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, 28 DAYS LATER) and written by Simon Beaufoy (THE FULL MONTY) SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE won the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival 2008.
British actor Dev Patel (SKINS TV series) plays Jamal Malik, an 18 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?