Slumdog Millionaire wins People’s Choice Award at Toronto Film Fest

MUMBAI: Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan starrer, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire has won the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The award is voted on by the Festival audiences.

The Cadillac People’s Choice Award offers $15,000 cash prize and custom award. The first runner-up at the festival was Kristopher Belman’s More Than A Game and the second runner-up was Cyrus Nowrasteh’s The Stoning of Soraya M.

The story of Slumdog Millionaire revolves around Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is just one question away from winning a staggering Rs 20 million on India’s "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?"

Arrested on suspicion of cheating, he tells the police the amazing tale of his life on the streets, and of the girl he loved and lost. But what is a kid with no interest in money doing on the show? And how does he know all the answers?

While Kapoor plays the host of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Khan essays the role of the police inspector.

Slumdog Millionaire is slated to open in the US on 28 November. Apart from Kapoor, the movie also stars newcomer Freida Pinto.