Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal's incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother Salim survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out.
Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar
Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail
Virender Kumar Gharu
Janet De Vigne
Christine Matovich Singh
Shruti S Seth
Neha M Khatarawalla
Kunj Bihari Assatti
Paresh Nath Behera
Manoj N Bhoyar
Ganesh Singh Bist
Bidhan Bipul Chanda
Xavier Peter D'souza
Anthony Dod Mantle
Pierre Du Plessis
Amrit Pritam Dutta
Jennifer Wynne Farmer
John A Frith
Manish M Ghadge
Sushil Kumar Giri
Praveen Kumar Hendway
Sayyed Tafazzul Hussain
Shiv Prasad Kannaujia
Tanaji S. Kshirsagar
B Durga Kishore Kumar
G Monic Kumar
Rahul Dilip Kunkerka
Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux
Riyaz Ali Merchant
Sadruddin Jiva Mistry
Mehboob G Mohamed
Shivananda R. Mohili
Yugandhar S Narvekar
Dr. Pankay H. Pandya
Pradipta Kumar Pradhan
Rohit Ved Prakash
Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner of two awards including the MovieSquad Award and the KPN Audience Award at the 2009 Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Co-winner of the Audience Award at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.
Winner of four 2008 awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Breakthrough Performance (Dev Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).
Winner of seven 2008 Orange Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Winner of the 2008 award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
Winner of the 2008 award for Best Cinematographer by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).
Winner of the 2008 award for Best Cinematography by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).
Winner of the 2008 award for Best Film Editing and co-winner of the award for Best Picture by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).
Winner of the 2008 award for Excellence in Contemporary Film by the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).
Winner of the 2008 award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).
Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing by the Cinema Audio Society (CAS).
Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Dev Patel) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
Winner of the 2008 Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Awardin Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).
Winner of the 2008 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) by the American Cinema Editors (ACE).
Winner of the 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Foreign Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).
Winner of The Cadillac People's Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto Interntional Film Festival.
Winner of three 2008 awards including Best British Film, Best British Director and Best Screenplay by the London Critics' Circle.
Winner of three 2008 awards including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Most Promising Performer (Dev Patel) by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).
Winner of three 2008 Satellite Awards including Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director and Best Original Score by the International Press Academy (IPA).
Winner of two 2008 awards including Best Director and Best Music/Score by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).
Winner of two awards including Best Film and Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor (Dev Patel) and co-winner of the award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the National Board of Review (NBR).
Released in United States Fall November 12, 2008
Released in United States on Video March 31, 2009
Released in United States 2008
Released in United States October 2008
Released in United States 2009
Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 16-29, 2008.
Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 15-19, 2008.
Shown at London Film Festival (Special Screening) October 15-30, 2008.
Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 21-February 1, 2009.
Based on the novel "Q&A" written by Vikas Swarup and published by Doubleday April 1, 2005.
Project was included on the 2007 Black List.
Fox Searchlight acquired domestic distribution rights for $2.5 million at the 2008 Toronto Interntional Film Festival.
Released in United States Fall November 12, 2008 (NY, LA)
Released in United States on Video March 31, 2009
Released in United States 2008 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Danny Boyle Tribute) October 30-November 9, 2008.)
Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 16-29, 2008.)
Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 15-19, 2008.)
Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Special Screening) October 15-30, 2008.)
Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 21-February 1, 2009.)