From Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, comes the story of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a penniless eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is 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…
Top of the pops 2008/09 with DJ Larry D
Follow Camelot’s weekly journey into the new millennia of film alongside the music that sound-tracked their releases. As each new year passes, new film favourites arise and the world’s tasteschanges. Each week, DJ Larry D will help you relive the last two decades of film with the music that came with it. Grab a bite to eat, a drink to enjoy and keep your ears peeled to the sounds of the new century, each Friday at Camelot!
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