Drama,Romance   United Kingdom

After Jamal Malik, the impoverished young boy from the slums of Mumbai, surprises everyone by winning the grand prize on the Hindi version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?', he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. Despite being interrogated and tortured by the police, Jamal maintains his innocence and explains how his life experiences have prepared him to answer each question correctly.

Throughout the movie, Jamal's remarkable journey is revealed through a series of flashbacks. Growing up with his older brother Salim and childhood friend Latika, Jamal faces numerous hardships and heartbreaking events. Their lives are intertwined with the brutal realities of poverty, violence, and exploitation.

As the movie progresses, it becomes evident that Jamal's knowledge and answers are deeply connected to his personal experiences. For each question that comes his way, a corresponding memory or incident from his past serves as the key to finding the correct answer. These experiences range from witnessing the outbreak of Hindu-Muslim violence to encountering an exploitative criminal syndicate.

One of the central themes of the film is Jamal's love for Latika, who he meets as a young boy. Despite being separated multiple times due to circumstances beyond their control, Jamal's motivations and actions are driven by his desire to reunite with Latika. The movie portrays their love as an expression of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.

As the final question on the game show approaches, tensions rise both within the show's producers and amongst the public watching. The media and the host of the show, Prem Kumar, disbelieve that someone from the slums could possess the knowledge to win the game without cheating. Through a series of intense moments on the show, Jamal ultimately answers the final question by recalling a pivotal moment from his past.

The movie concludes with Jamal winning the game show and proving his innocence. He reunites with Latika, and they embrace their newfound freedom, leaving behind the slums of Mumbai. The film ends on a heartwarming note, highlighting the power of love, determination, and the resilience of the human spirit, even in the face of overwhelming obstacles.
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