The acclaimed movie Slumdog Millionaire depicts life in India as two orphan brothers (Jamal and Salim) grows up in the slum of Mumbai. Through a series of adventures in search for his love Latika, the protagonist Jamal ends up working at a call center and then ended up on the India’s version of the show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” — which he wins since he happens to know all the answers to through his previous adventures.
The other brother Salim was not so lucky as he got involved with gangsters — a by-product of the crime-ridden neighbor in which they grew up.
Slumdog Millionaire was winner of the 2009 Oscars for Best Picture, best Directing, best Music Song, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, and Writing Adaptive Screenplay.
Director Danny Boyle talks about the film here.
Also hear interview of Danny Boyle on Fresh Air.