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A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Danny Boyle was initially reluctant to take on the film as he didn't want to make a film about Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998). However, once he learned that the screenwriter was Simon Beaufoy, who had written The Full Monty (1997) which is one of Boyle's favorite British films, he decided to look at the script again. Boyle... ...
Jamal, time has come to turn professional.
Youngest Jamal: Really?
Maman: But first, let me hear that song Darshan Do Ghanshyam, my favorite bhajan.
Youngest Jamal: Darshan Do
Youngest Jamal: Fifty rupees!
Youngest Jamal: I'm a professional now, what to do?
Maman: Cheeky little bugger!
In the scene where Salim and Jamal are working the crowds at the Taj Mahal in 2002, Jamal has a 2006 $10 bill in his hand.
Several of the cast perform a traditional Bollywood song and dance number set in a train station over the end credits.
English, Hindi, French
$360,018 (USA) (16 November 2008)
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