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?"
Danny Boyle originally wanted Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan -- who had hosted the final season of Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000) (the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998)) -- to play the game show host, but the actor was not available. The actor who plays the host, Anil Kapoor, was a guest on the show and won 5,000,000 Rupees.
It's getting hot in here.
Jamal Malik: Are you nervous?
Prem Kumar: What? Am I nervous ? It's you who's in the hot seat, my friend!
Jamal Malik: Yes, sorry.
In the room where Latika is dancing, when Jamal and Salim come to free her and Maman shows up with his tough guys, a boom mic operator can be seen in the mirror in several shots.
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)