Slumdog Millionaire: The Shooting Script

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Winner 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay

Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life.

A penniless, eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street ...

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Overview

Winner 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay

Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life.

A penniless, eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal's incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother, Salim, survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost.

Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: What is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show?

When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out….

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Editorial Reviews

Time
A buoyant hymn to life, and a movie to celebrate.
—Richard Corliss
Rolling Stone
One of the year's best films. What I feel for this movie isn't just admiration, it's mad love.
—Peter Travers
Wall Street Journal
A soaring, crowd-pleasing fantasy that is a tale of unswerving love.
—Joe Morgenstern
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557048363
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Series: Newmarket Shooting Script Series
  • Edition description: Media Tie
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 985,461
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Beaufoy is the Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of The Full Monty (1997) and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008).

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Table of Contents

Foreword Simon Beaufoy Beaufoy, Simon

Introduction Danny Boyle Boyle, Danny

The Shooting Script

Stills

Q & A with Danny Boyle

Cast and Crew Credits

About the Filmmakers

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