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Slumdog Millionaire (15)

Eighteen-year-old Jamal Malik has been raised by older brother Salim in the slums of Mumbai, after losing their mother in the violence of a religious uprising. Falling into the clutches of child slave traders and other nefarious characters, the boys use their guile to survive on the streets, encountering a pretty orphan girl called Latika who will change their lives forever. As months and then years pass, Salim gains a position as lackey to a brutal gang lord who forcibly takes Latika as his wife, beating her when she dares to challenge him. Unable to rescue the woman he loves from her horrific predicament, Jamal searches for a miracle.

Running Time: 120 minutes
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Author: Simon Beaufoy
Cast: Dev Patel, Amil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal