This unlikely tale brought hope to our screens in 2008. Slumdog Millionaire follows the brutal upbringing of an 18-year-old chai wallah in Mumbai, who successfully answers every question on the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”. The film went on to win eight Oscars, including Best Picture, which is no mean feat for a movie that had no A-list stars (at the time) and almost didn’t get released to cinemas.
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Landmarks and Locations
- Dharavi, Mumbai
Why You Should Visit
Visit Mumbai and explore the colourful City of Dreams to have your very own Slumdog Millionaire-inspired trip. After all, the film may be over a decade old but Mumbai’s infectious energy offers plenty of travel inspiration.