Episode 47 - Slumdog Millionaire

The 2008 Best Picture winner, "Slumdog Millionaire," is a fake episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” set in India with an evil version of Regis Philbin. Despite the fact that the questions they ask are extremely easy, Evil Reege suspects the winning contestant of cheating and turns him over to corrupt cops who attempt to torture a confession out of him. This is the actual plot of this movie.

Dev Patel plays 18-year-old Jamal Malik, a clean-cut charismatic young man who speaks both Hindi and the Queen’s English perfectly, but we’re supposed to believe that he came from the deepest depths of poverty and spent his youth as an uneducated, parentless street urchin. We’d sooner believe Sir Benedict Cumberbatch was from the slums.

Model-turned-actress Freida Pinto plays Latika, Jamal’s supposed lifelong soulmate even though they never spent more than a day together between age 8 and 18 and hardly knew each other.

Anil Kapoor plays Prem Kumar (aka Evil Regis), a psychopathic game show host who vehemently hates Jamal for successfully answering a few simple quiz questions.

Irrfan Khan plays a police inspector who initially tortures and mistrusts Jamal until he decides that Jamal is telling the truth and transforms into a really nice dude.

Join us as we talk about the worst places to put chili powder and how the invention of the orphan blinder revolutionized the begging industry.

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