Slumdog Millionaire is a British flick loosely based on the novel Q&A. It’s about young man Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), an Indian Muslim, whose rise and success from the slums of India seem suspicious until local authorities are convinced of his intelligence and authenticity. How could a poor boy from the slums answer every question correctly in the millionaire contest? He must have cheated. That’s what the police thought, and kept saying, until they were proven wrong by his use of literature and his creative mind. Dev inspires his friends to band together against opposing forces. His honest ingenuity saved the day and reminds viewers of the power of friendship.
Written by Michael Ashworth
Edited by Cathy Yee