Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire was voted as the
Cadillac People's Choice Award by the festival audience at the 33rd
Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Dev Patel, Anil
Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.
Slumdog Millionaire revolves around the life of a boy
with nothing, who has everything to lose. Jamal Malik, an
18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is just one question
away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who
Wants to be A Millionaire?", when he is 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? How does he know all the
answers? is the tale of Slumdog Millionaire.
Cadillac People's Choice Award was accepted by actress Freida
Pintois on behalf of director Danny Boyle. The award comes with a $
15,000 prize and a hand-crafted glass and crystal designed by
renowned Canadian artist Jeff Goodman.