(Great Britain, 2008, 120 minutes)
A young man from the Mumbai slums is about to win a fortune in a television game show but must prove to the police he was not cheating. Run-of-the-mill tale of Dickensian rags-to-riches presented as flashy, stylish, inspirational slice-of-life melodrama.
Pathé, Celador Films and Film4 present a Celador Films production. Starring Dev Patel, Tanay Hemant Chheda, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Freida Pinto, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Rubina Ali, Madhur Mittal, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan. Directed by Danny Boyle; co-director, Loveleen Tandan; produced by Christian Colson; screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Vikas Swarup, Q&A; music by A. R. Rahman; director of photography (Kodak/Technicolor, widescreen), Anthony Dod Mantle; production designer, Mark Digby; costume designer, Suttirat Anne Larlarb; film editor, Chris Dickens.