R | | Drama, Romance
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?"
In the scene early in the film where Maman approaches Jamal and Salim to give them a cool drink, the "Thums Up" branding had to be removed on the request of the manufacturers who did not want to be associated with the film.
I'll wait for you at the train station every day at five.
When the policeman handcuffs Jamal to the chair he uses handcuffs that click shut. In India Darby handcuffs are used.
Several of the cast perform a traditional Bollywood song and dance number set in a train station over the end credits.
English, Hindi, French, German
$360,018 (USA) (16 November 2008)
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