Slumdog Millionaire: The Shooting Script

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HarperCollins, Dec 9, 2008 - Performing Arts - 150 pages
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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 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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A happy ending - Yay! - Goodreads
The plot is clever but lacks depth. - Goodreads
His writing is good as well it thought at least. - Goodreads
Slumdog Millionaire is indeed a page turner! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Schuyler Wallace - Goodreads

Vikas Swarup has produced an intriguing novel in “Slumdog Millionaire” that has received widespread acclaim and admiration. It is the story of a poor orphan who, by a series of unusual circumstances ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aidora - Goodreads

Absolutely loved it. Fast paced, thought provoking and a jaw-dropping end, fab! Read full review

About the author (2008)

Simon Beaufoy is the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Full Monty (1997) and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008).
Danny Boyle also directed Trainspotting (1996), 28 Days Later (2002), and Millions (2004).

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