"Slumdog Millionaire" in 2008 directed by Danny Boyle (Lancashire 1956). British romantic drama film. It is an adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. The film tells the story of Jamal Malik, a young man from the Dharavi slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 2009 and won eight, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.