Slumdog Millionaire

2008 British film by Danny Boyle

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British-Indian drama movie based on Vikas Swarup's novel Q&A and directed by Danny Boyle. The movie has a different story from the book.[7] It follows a homeless Mumbai resident who becomes a contestant for the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

Slumdog Millionaire
Directed byDanny Boyle
Produced byChristian Colson
Screenplay bySimon Beaufoy
StarringDev Patel
Freida Pinto
Madhur Mittal
Anil Kapoor
Irrfan Khan
Music byA.R. Rahman
CinematographyAnthony Dod Mantle
Edited byChris Dickens
Distributed byPathé
Eros Entertainment
Release date
  • 30 August 2008 (2008-08-30) (Telluride Film Festival)
  • 9 January 2009 (2009-01-09) (United Kingdom)
  • 23 January 2009 (2009-01-23) (India)[1]
Running time
120 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom[2][3][4]
Budget$15 million[6]
Box office$377,910,544[6]

Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for ten Academy Awards. It won the following eight:

It was also the highest-grossing film ever of an Indian film.



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  5. NDTV (Jan 23, 2009). "Slumdog Millionaire - NDTV". Anupama Chopra. Archived from the original on July 25, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
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  7. Jeffries, Stuart (16 January 2009). "Author Vikas Swarup on Slumdog Millionaire" – via

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