Q & A by Vikas SwarupVikas Swarups spectacular debut novel opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, India, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all twelve questions on Indias biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion? It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never read a newspaper or gone to school could win such a contest. But through a series of exhilarating tales Ram explains to his lawyer how episodes in his life gave him the answer to each question.
Ram takes us on an amazing review of his own history - from the day he was found as a baby in the clothes donation box of a Delhi church to his employment by a faded Bollywood star to his adventure with a security-crazed Australian army colonel to his career as an overly creative tour guide at the Taj Mahal.
Vikas Swarups Q & A is a beguiling blend of high comedy, drama, and romance that reveals how we know what we know - not just about trivia, but about life itself. Cutting across humanity in all its squalor and glory, Vikas Swarup presents a kaleidoscopic vision of the struggle between good and evil - and what happens when one boy has no other choice in life but to survive.
Real-Life ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ First to Win Big
Slumdog Millionaire , British dramatic film , released in and directed by Danny Boyle , that won eight Academy Awards , including those for best picture and best director, as well as several BAFTA awards and Golden Globe Awards , including those for best film and best director. The police inspector Irrfan Khan , however, thinks that Jamal may not be lying. As the inspector plays a tape of the show, a series of flashbacks reveal the life experiences that led Jamal to the correct answer to each question. In the first flashback, Jamal and his brother Salim are young children being chased by a policeman through a slum neighbourhood; when they reach their mother, she drags them into a school classroom. Next, the Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan Feroze Khan visits the slum, and Jamal, after escaping an outhouse into which his brother has locked him, gets an autograph, which his brother steals and sells.
Sign in. A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The story of 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 a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Kaun Banega Crorepati? But when the show breaks for the night, 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 vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost.
Sign in. Jamal Malik Dev Patel , an year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, India, is just one question away from winning the grand prize on India's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Suddenly, he is accused of cheating on the grounds that no street kid could possibly know the answers to such impossible questions. In an attempt to prove his innocence, Jamal relates his life story, concentrating on the experiences that describe how he came to know the answers to each of the quiz questions. Edit Coming Soon. It was adapted for the movie by British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy.
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Jamal surprises everyone by being able to answer every question correctly. Accused of cheating, Jamal recounts his life story to the police, illustrating how he is able to answer each question correctly. Regarded as a sleeper hit , Slumdog Millionaire was widely acclaimed, being praised for its plot, soundtrack, direction, and performances, especially Patel's. Through a series of flashbacks , Jamal recounts the incidents in his life that provided him with each answer. Jamal's flashbacks begin when he is five years old. He manages to obtain the autograph of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan after jumping into an outhouse cesspit. Jamal's older brother Salim later sells the autograph.