Year of release: 2008
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Danny Boyle
Main actors: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto & Rocio Pereyra
Summary of the plot (synopsis): The story is about Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning 20 million rupees on India’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” But when the show breaks for the night, the police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of brutal encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions.
Main Characters: The movie consists of three main characters named Jamal, Salim and Latika.
Jamal is an 18-year-old Indian boy, from Mumbai. He looks like a typical Indian boy, with black hair, darker skin and brown eyes. In addition to this he is tall and slim. When it comes to Jamal’s personality he is introduced as sensible, well-mannered, shy and in general a very nice boy. Unlike his big brother, Salim who is the straight opposite.
Salim is selfish and has never been afraid to hurt others. He can therefore be related to as the typical “bad guy” or “bully” in the movie. His physical appearance on the other hand is typical Indian like Jamal, but with curlier hair.
The last main character in this movie is named Latika. She is around the same age as Jamal, and is like the other characters from Mumbai, India. She has brown eyes, long black hair, darker skin and a slim figure. She comes off as a sweet-hearted person, who is very smart as well. In the movie she is kind of torn between Salim and Jamal’s arguing, and ends up in the middle.
Themes: The main themes that the movie attempt to show is, justice, love, fighting, fate/destiny and poverty. It
Justice, love, fighting, fate/destiny, poverty/society/class