Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy. The film, shot in India, follows a young street beggar who appears on a game show, exceeding people's expectations and raising suspicions from the game show host and law enforcemenet.
An Indian former street child from Mumbai wins the jackpot on Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Hindi version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He had gone onto the game show to reach his missing girlfriend, who he knows watches the show religiously. When he gets to the last question, he is suspected of cheating.
* Dev Patel as Jamal Malik, the protagonist. Boyle considered hundreds of young male actors, though he found that Bollywood leads were generally "strong, handsome hero-types", not the personality he was looking for. Boyle's 17-year-old daughter pointed him to the British television Skins, which starred Patel. The actor was cast in August 2007.
* Freida Pinto as Latika, the girl with whom Jamal Malik is in love. Pinto was an Indian model who had not starred in a feature film before.
* Anil Kapoor as Prem Kumar, the game show host.
* Madhur Mittal as Salim
* Irrfan Khan as the Police Inspector