Danny Boyle’s much-loved Oscar and BAFTA-winning drama fuses his gritty edge with the flamboyance of Bollywood.
Adapted from Vikas Swarup’s novel ‘Q&A’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ has Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) entering the popular Mumbai version of the TV show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’. But as he answers each question correctly, suspicions are raised as to how a boy from such humble origins can be so clever. Jamal’s story unfolds in flashback, detailing how life experience is just as importing as the books that inform us of it. And Boyle’s direction zips us through this tale at lightning speed.