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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film that is a loose adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author Vikas Swarup, telling the story of 18-year-old Jamal Malik from the Juhu slums of Mumbai. Starring Dev Patel as Jamal, and filmed in India, the film was directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and produced by Christian Colson, with Loveleen Tandan credited as co-director. As a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Jamal surprises everyone by being able to answer every question correctly. Accused of cheating, Jamal recounts his life story to the police, illustrating how he is able to answer each question correctly.

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    award Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film BAFTA Award for Best Film European Film Award for Best Cinematographer European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score National Board of Review Award for Best Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
    contentLocation Juhu Mumbai
    director Danny Boyle Loveleen Tandan
    editor Chris Dickens
    events Bildung memory misery organized crime poverty social class street child
    genre crime drama
    musicBy A. R. Rahman
    nomination Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Cinematographer European Film Award for Best Director European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award for Best Screenwriter European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film
    producer Christian Colson
    productionCompany Celador Films Film4 Productions Fox Searchlight Pictures Warner Bros. Pictures
    publisher Pathé Distribution
    recordedAt Mumbai
    theme human trafficking masala narrative romantic drama