|A former tiffinboy from Mumbai, Ram Mohamad Thomas, has just got twelve questions correct on a TV
quiz show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in a prison cell on suspicion
of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he has been
pulling a fast one?
In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing
adventures in his street-kid life taught him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to
beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Slumdog Millionaire is brimming
with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy, and tear-inducing joyfulness of modern India.