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Slumdog Millionaire is a film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy. The film is based on the bestselling novel Q and A by Vikas Swarup.

Premise

An illiterate Indian streetkid from Mumbai wins the jackpot on Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Hindi version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? He had gone onto the game show to reach his missing girlfriend, who he knows watches the show religiously. When he wins the jackpot, he is suspected of cheating.

Soundtrack

The Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman, who planned the score for over two months and completed it in two weeks. Danny Boyle has said that he chose Rahman because "not only does he draw on Indian classical music, but he's got R&B and hip hop coming in from America, house music coming in from Europe and this incredible fusion is created." Rahman won the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and won two out of three nominations for the Academy Awards, including one for Best Original Score and one for Best Original Song for Jai Ho. The song "O... Saya" got a nomination shared with M.I.A., and the song "Jai Ho" won the Oscar, which Rahman shared with lyricist Gulzar. The soundtrack was released on M.I.A.'s record label N.E.E.T.. On Radio Sargam, film critic Goher Iqbal Punn termed the soundtrack Rahman's "magnum opus" which will acquaint "the entire world" with his artistry.

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