Mumbai, January 13, 202.
Winner of 8 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture of the Year and Best Director and a stellar cast comprising Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is one film that truly put India on the global map. Come January 15, 2020 at 9PM, &PrivéHD, the premium destination of nuanced cinema, is set to present the riveting story of young Jamal with the film airing as part of ‘Privé Collection.’
Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a penniless eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is 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 (Freida Pinto), 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?