Slumdog Millionaire: The Shooting Script

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HarperCollins, Dec 9, 2008 - Performing Arts - 168 pages
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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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This book is the actual script of the award winning movie. It is based on the original script, with every word and movement in the movie. Good book, but it will get boring in the middle. Great book for junior film directors, an example script for a award winning movie.

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I read it so I'd know what the movie was about without actually going to see it. The book is a fast read but not one I would have read if it wasn't for the movie. The plot is clever but lacks depth. The story is superficial and not very believable. 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).

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